The Frankfurt Auto Show recently revealed that times are changing, and as a result, cars are too.
Many major contenders in the automotive industry revealed electric, low-emission car models at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show.
Many manufactures committed to offering electric cars quite some time ago, but it was clear at the Frankfurt Auto Show that Germany is now making commitments to going green as well.
Previously, the event showcased luxury vehicles complete with high-powered diesel engines. However, with Europe-based companies coming into some criticism for having recent emission scandals, it seems that many companies are now focused on providing customers with electric options.
Honda, Volkswagen, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, were some of the big names that showed off electric model concepts at the show. In fact, Volkswagen expressed that they plan to invest about $24 billion into creating more electric car platforms and hopes to sell three million battery-only cars in 2025.
Mercedes-Benz revealed a compact electric car with two electric motors complete with multiple driving characteristics that the driver can choose. BMW revealed the “i Vision Dynamics,” a four-door, electric concept vehicle capable of reaching 124mph with impressive acceleration capabilities.
Many manufacturers announced commitments to producing all-electric cars in the next few years, including Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover. The large majority of car manufacturers are investing millions into producing electric car options as governments start regulating air pollution more often.