September 11, 2015

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 expected to bring anything new to the Frankfurt Motor Show considering the company’s predilection for unveiling products at their own events instead of at industry shows… expand full story

September 4, 2015

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 entirely powered by the battery pack, and being powered by the three-cylinder combustion engine for the 225xe, or four-cylinder engine in the case of the 330e . expand full story

August 19, 2015

Audi issued a press release today to announce that it will unveil the all-electric e-tron quatro concept at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month (IAA 2015 will run from September 17 to 27, 2015). Audi released some new information about the concept, which they expect to go on sale in 2018.

The company also released several new drawings of the quattro – see below. expand full story

September 13, 2017

Two years ago, Thunder Power unveiled its first car at the Frankfurt Motor Show and this year, the Taiwan-based power-tool maker turned electric vehicle maker, unveiled its second vehicle on the same platform. expand full story

At the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA Cars 2017) this week, Samsung’s battery division, Samsung SDI, showcases a new “Multifunctional battery pack” solution to enable more range in electric vehicles as the Korean company tries to carve itself a bigger share of the growing automotive battery market. expand full story

August 30, 2017

Ahead of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW unveiled the design concept of the Mini Electric that will be debuting at the show.

The concept vehicle is setting the tone for the first all-electric Mini production vehicle, which BMW plans to produce in 2019. expand full story

August 21, 2017

Mercedes-Benz is about to expand its lineup of all-electric vehicles under its new ‘EQ’ brand with an all-electric compact car to be unveiled at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) next month. expand full story

August 11, 2017

We just talked about the inevitable advent of electric trucking, but they are still hurdles to overcome when it comes to charging those machines. A controversial solution is to have overhead contact line on highways and it is now moving from a simple idea to reality on the Autobahn in Germany. expand full story

March 6

At the Geneva Auto Show today, BMW finally confirmed its next electric ‘BMW i’ vehicle to come after the ‘BMW i3’.

The company will build a production version of its iVision Dynamics concept called ‘BMW i4’. expand full story

June 28, 2017

While BMW’s electric car plans have long been confusing, the German has been positioning itself for moving more seriously in the electric vehicle space lately. The company started holding meetings to warn employees that EVS are coming and here to stay and they announced production expansion for their upcoming electric vehicles.

Now a long-rumored all-electric (not its half hearted 330E) version of its popular BMW 3 Series is reportedly going to be unveiled in September. expand full story

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