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September 5

Come visit Electrek (virtually?) at IAA Munich this week

IAA Mobility in Munich (formerly the Frankfurt Auto Show) opens this week and we are on site with our own booth in the new Mobility area. IAA bills itself as the world’s largest mobility trade show and will have everything from new EVs from makers like BMW, Mercedes, VW, Ford, Smart, Whey and more to […]

September 17

Riding across Germany on the most badass electric bikes out there – our Super73 saga

In case you missed it, a gaggle of Electrek‘s staff just spent several weeks in Germany attending the Eurobike and IAA Mobility trade shows to check out the latest in two-, three-, and four-wheeled electric transportation. While we were there, the fast-paced electric bicycle company Super73 was kind enough to loan us a pair of […]

July 21

Two-wheelers replacing four: Is the IAA’s new focus on mobility a glimpse of the future for global cities?

The Frankfurt Auto Show, better known in many circles by its German initials IAA, was the biggest automotive show in the world. But if the last 18 months have taught us anything, it’s that the world is changing – and quickly. Transportation has been one of the most affected areas of society, and that’s hitting […]

June 18

We’re heading to the inaugural IAA Mobility show in Munich — join us

We’re packing our bags and heading to Germany this September, folks, because the ol’ Frankfurt Auto show has been reimagined for 2021 as IAA Mobility Munich. There will still be tons of cars (Audi, Daimler, Bosch, Mercedes, BMW, VW are all exhibiting, to name a few) and an exponentially growing number of electric among them, […]

May 18

Kia’s first dedicated EV, the 2022 EV6, launches in Times Square

I guess “EV1” was taken? Seriously, though, folks, today a big day for Kia, with the unveiling of the new Kia EV6 crossover, the brand’s first-ever dedicated battery electric vehicle. Unlike Kia’s previous EVs that shared fossil-fuel-powered versions, the new EV6 was designed from day one as a purely battery-electric vehicle, allowing the company to […]

May 4

German newspaper encourages people to literally bet against Tesla (TSLA) in insane article

German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine published a fairly crazy article in which it literally encouraged readers to bet against Tesla (TSLA) through a short position in order to bring Elon Musk “to his knees.”

March 3

Hyundai IONIQ 5 spotted charging 22-80% in 16 minutes – new charging king?

The upcoming Hyundai IONIQ 5 was spotted charging at an IONITY station by a German YouTuber, and it looks like the car could be the new champion of charging speed.

January 20

Mercedes-Benz unveils EQA electric SUV with 265 miles of range and ~$46,000 price

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the production version of the EQA, a new electric SUV that is adding to the German automaker’s EQ electric lineup. The first version of the EV offers 265 miles of range (WLTP) and starts at around $46,000 price.

January 21, 2014

Tesla opens European Superchargers connecting Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Aside from tolls, you can now travel freely across a nice swath of Western Europe in your Model S. TESLA EXPANDS SUPERCHARGER NETWORK IN EUROPE NEWLY ENERGIZED ROUTES ENABLE FREE, CONVENIENT LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL ACROSS DACH REGION AND THE NETHERLANDS TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014 AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – This week, Tesla officially opens new Supercharger […]

September 4, 2015

BMW to introduce 2 new plug-in hybrids at the Frankfurt Motor Show

German automaker BMW is set to introduce 2 new plug-in hybrids at the Frankfurt Motor Show which runs from the 17th to 27th of September. The 2 new models , BMW 225xe and BMW 330e, are based on the automaker’s Series 2 and Series 3, but with BMW’s eDrive powertrain technology. BMW’s eDrive technology allows the driver to switch between being […]

September 8, 2015

Bosch to announce new thermal management system that could increase electric vehicle range by up to 25%

The German electronic and auto parts giant Bosch will introduce a new thermal management system at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which runs from the 17th to 27th of September, that could increase electric vehicle (EV) range by up to 25%. The system would be especially advantageous for electric vehicles operating in a cold climate. 

September 11, 2015

Tesla CEO Elon Musk will be in Germany during the Frankfurt Motor Show

During a visit in Berlin at the end of the month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is scheduled to meet Sigmar Gabriel, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, for a public conversation titled “Economy for Tomorrow”.  The CEO’s visit in Germany coincides with the popular Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), which runs from the 17th to 27th of September. Tesla is not […]

September 14, 2015

Audi releases new renderings of the quattro ahead of IAA unveiling [image gallery]

Last month we reported on Audi planning to unveil the quattro, a new SUV-crossover equipped with Audi’s all-electric e-tron drivetrain, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which runs from the 17th to 27th of September. Today the company released more advanced renderings of the concept ahead of the media launch expected tomorrow.

September 15, 2015

Porsche unveils new electric car concept: Mission E, 600 hp, 500 km – 310miles range and 15 min charging

Ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show starting this week, Porsche introduced a new all-electric concept: the Mission E. The four-seat sport car is a first for the luxury car brand. The company is aiming for high performance with 440 kW output, 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and over 310 miles of range (500 […]

Audi unveils the all-electric e-tron quattro concept at IAA 2015 [first pictures]

Last month we showed you drawings of Audi’s new all-electric SUV concept and yesterday we published more advanced renderings, but today the company finally unveiled the vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show and we get some pictures. Gallery of new pictures below the break:

Nissan introduces the Gripz concept, a sport crossover powered by “Pure Drive” hybrid drivetrain

Nissan introduces a new sport crossover concept: the Gripz. The new concept is powered by Nissan “Pure Drive” hybrid drivetrain, a gasoline engine powering an electric motor. 

BMW to soon introduce new all-electric vehicles by expanding its “i” lineup

In an interview at the Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW’s sales chief Ian Robertson revealed that the company is in the “final stages of consideration” to introduce new all-electric vehicles by expanding its “i” lineup. Currently BMW only sells the i3 and the i8 under its electric “i” brand, but the German automaker is evaluating a “number […]

September 16, 2015

Thunder Power introduces new electric vehicles with a massive 125 kWh battery pack [picture gallery]

Thunder Power unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show today two new electric vehicles equipped with a massive 125 kWh battery pack. Thunder Power is a Taiwan-based power-tool maker established in 1987, which recently changed its focus to electric vehicles. Its first entries are a 4-door sedan (picture above), the Thunder Power Sedan, and a sport […]

Mercedes-Benz unveils an interesting new plug-in hybrid concept: Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile

Mercedes unveiled an interesting new concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show: a sedan which can change its features automatically from design mode to aerodynamic mode once it reaches a speed of 80 km/h (50 mph). The concept is called the IAA, which stands for Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, not to be confused with Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), also known as […]

September 17, 2015

Audi: the e-tron quattro will not be a compliance car

During an interview at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi of America President Scott Keogh confirmed that the company doesn’t plan to make the e-tron quattro a “compliance car”, but instead he sees a global market for the all-electric SUV.

“Our number one thing is not to build a compliance car but to build a cool, desirable car, because that’s what’s going to help our brand and our customers are going to like it,” Keogh said.

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