Driving force: are electric cars crowding out traditional engines?

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Frankfurt motor show When Angela Merkel addressed the Frankfurt motor show, it was not to a backdrop of revving engines but an exhibition of noiseless electric Golfs, South Korean hybrids and Japanese fuel-cell cars. The silence should have pleased the chancellor, who in the wake of the VW emissions scandal has hinted at a possible ban on sales of The diesel cars for which German manufacturers are renowned. German cities plagued by air pollution, including Munich, home of BMW, are mulling over the banning of diesel from their centres. Internationally, the UK and France recently promised…

Mercedes’ new all-electric concept car shows just how serious the company is about taking on Tesla

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Mercedes-Benz is going all in on electric cars On Monday, Daimler, the automaker’s parent company, said that Mercedes will sell electrified versions of all of its models by 2022. And on Tuesday, the company showcased an all-electric concept car, dubbed the Mercedes Concept EQA, that hints at what its future electric compact cars might look like. Read also: LATEST AEROMOBIL FLYING CAR CONCEPT PRESENTED AT FRANKFURT While the company didn’t say whether the EQA would go into production, the company did make clear that the compact segment was important to it. “The…

8 Best Concepts from the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

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e Frankfurt motor show is kind of a big deal, with automakers from MINI to Mercedes-Benz unveiling all kinds of new vehicles at this event Of course, there are tons of production models are on display at this biennial event, but we can’t forget about the concept cars! Accordingly, here are eight of our favorite design studies from Frankfurt. BMW X7 iPerformance Concept This big, brown bomber previews the BMW brand’s upcoming full-size utility vehicle. Up front, there’s a new interpretation of the brand’s iconic twin-kidney grille along and along the grille along…

MERCEDES’ F1-INSPIRED HYPERCAR STARTS AT JUST $2.8 MILLION

JUST WHEN YOU thought that the days of road cars built around racing technology were done—and for the most part they are—Mercedes-AMG unveiled its long awaited Project One, a $2.8 million hypercar stuffed with all the tech that Mercedes has developed to dominate in Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsports tech. With its first hypercar, revealed this week at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Mercedes proves there’s more than one way to make rich drivers feel like they’re training to be astronauts. Where the equally pricey Bugatti Chiron summons 1,500 horsepower from an…

10 electric cars that could challenge Tesla

Honda will debut its EV Concept, which the automaker has described as its “first EV for Europe.” A production version will hit the European market in 2019. Honda wants two-thirds of its vehicles to be electric or hybrid by 2030. READ ALSO: FIA PRESIDENT: EXPECT “SURPRISES” ON 2018/19 FORMULAE CAR     Volkswagen will bring its I.D. Crozz to Frankfurt, an electric SUV coupe in a gorgeous red. The SUV, which can drive 310 miles on a single charge, will launch in 2020. Audi will also debut an electric SUV concept, the…

Mercedes-AMG Project One Revealed, World’s First Road Legal Formula One Racing Car

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After nearly nine months of teasing, the Mercedes-AMG Project One is finally official, and, based on its vital statistics alone, the relentless hyping on paper appears completely justified. “The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is the first Formula 1 car with MOT approval,” said Ola Källenius, the company’s global head of research and Mercedes-Benz Cars development.  Read also: GM IS TESTING A RIDE-SHARING APP FOR SELF-DRIVING ELECTRIC CARS In other words this is a car that boasts never before experienced performance technology — unless your name happens to be Lewis Hamilton —…

The Electric Cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: What To Expect

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The new season of international auto shows kicks off in Frankfurt next week. While big industry car shows are often more about sending a message than revealing actual production plans, the Frankfurt event looks promising for EV fans. There will be a few unveilings of refreshed electric car models offering new designs and features—as well as pre-production vehicles showing progress toward market introduction in the next couple of years. And of course, we can expect a few helpings of eye-candy in the form of way-out fantastical electric concepts with advanced…

Mercedes’ parent company will debut a self-driving, electric smart car concept next month – here’s what it will look like

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Daimler plans to show off a self-driving, electric Smart car concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The company envisions the vehicle, dubbed the Smart Vision EQ Fortwo, being used for car sharing in cities. People would be able to request an autonomous car pick via their smartphone and the vehicle would take them to their desired location. READ ALSO: BMW READYING TESLA-RIVALING ELECTRIC I CONCEPT CAR People would be able to request an autonomous car pick via their smartphone and the vehicle would take them to their desired location.…

New Mercedes Compact Electric Car Concept To Be Unveiled

To expand its line of compact electric cars, Mercedes is looking at unveiling a new concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 on September 12. The coming Mercedes compact electric car lineup will start with a new member of the EQ range. The second member of the EQ plug-in electric concept car is an indication that the German automaker is ready for its planned electrification. This is in response to the growing call from regulators and governments for automakers to comply with current environmental and fuel-efficiency standards. Previously, Mercedes already…

Mercedes presents Project ONE to celebrate the 50th anniversary of AMG in Frankfurt

The Freanfurt Motor Show, from 14 to 24 September, will serve as a framework for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mercedes-AMG , which will display its full potential in the presentation of Project ONE. This so-called hypercar is equipped with hybrid technology of the Formula 1, thus indicating the way of the motto of AMG «Future of Driving Performance». The presence of the star brand in this event is intended to reflect the “CASE” strategy, with the “CASE City” which will be located on the ground floor of Festival Hall. Advisor presentations and…