The key dates to remember for this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show are September 10 and 11 for the press, and September 12 through 22 for the public days.
Here is the ElectricCarsReport’s A-to-Z Guide for the plug-in electric cars at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show:
2013 Frankfurt Motor Show will mark the official world debut of the 2014 BMW i3. BMW i3 achieves a range of 130 to 160 kilometers (80 to 100 miles). The car’s electric drive-train generates output of 125 kW/170 hp and peak torque of 250 Newton meters, which is immediately available from a standing start. The BMW i3 sprints from 0 to 60 km/h (0-37 mph) in 3.7 seconds and from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.2 seconds. Its top speed is limited to 150 km/h (93 mph) for efficiency reasons.
The BMW i8 will make its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and arrive in BMW showrooms in 2014.
The BMW i8’s plug-in hybrid system is specific to this model. The 231 hp (170 kW) gasoline engine sends its power to the rear wheels, while the 131 hp (96 kW) electric motor powers the front wheels. This configuration offers all-electric driving capability with a range of up to approx. 22 miles (35 kilometers) and a top speed of approximately 75 mph (120 km/h). Calculated using the EU test cycle for plug-in hybrid vehicles, the average fuel efficiency of the BMW i8 at model launch will be less than 2.5 liters/100 km, which equates to approximately 95 miles per US gallon, with CO2 emissions of less than 59 grams per kilometer.
|BMW Concept X5 eDrive|
BMW is using the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show to present the new plug-in hybrid version of the X5 Sports Activity Vehicle – the BMW Concept X5 eDrive. The BMW Concept X5 eDrive combines the brand of driving pleasure for which the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system is renowned and a luxurious ambience within the variable-use interior with a plug-in hybrid drive concept. Its innovative BMW eDrive technology guarantees the hallmark sporting ability of a BMW, while at the same time opening the door to speeds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph), a maximum range of 30 kilometers (19 miles) on electric power alone and average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 3.8 liters per 100 kilometers (74.3 mpg imp).
|BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor|
The BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor presents the latest evolution of its BMW Concept Active Tourer. The BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor offers a preview of drive variants that promise to feature in compact class vehicles in the future. the BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor darts to 100 km/h (62 mph) from stationary in under eight seconds, going on to a top speed of around 200 km/h (125 mph). Despite these impressive performance figures, it returns average fuel consumption figures of under 2.5 liters per 100 kilometers (113 mpg UK or 95 mpg US) and posts CO2 emissions below 60 g/km.
|Mercedes-Benz S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID|
Mercedes-Benz will present the S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Set for a market launch next year, the S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID generates 69 g CO2 per kilometer. With consumption equivalent to 3 liters per 100 kilometers (78.4 mpg US) the S-Class sets a new benchmark for luxury saloons that just a few years ago was thought virtually impossible.
The e-Golf, which is being presented in a world premiere in Frankfurt, is driven by a 85 kW / 11h HP electric motor. The motor produces its maximum drive torque of 270 Nm as soon as it starts off. The results: the front-wheel drive e-Golf reaches 100 km/h (0 – 62 mph) in 10.4 seconds. On a motorway, the speed of the five-seat front-wheel drive car is electronically limited to 140 km/h (87 mph).
Also making its debut in a world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor show is the four-seat e-up!. Its electric motor produces 60 kW / 80 HP. This motor transmits 210 Nm of torque to the driven front axle from a standstill. It completes the sprint to 100 km/h (0 – 62 mph) in 12.4 seconds. Top speed: 130 km/h (80.7 mph).
Opel Monza Concept, the first car to feature cutting-edge LED projection infotainment and an evolution of the Ampera’s powertrain, is set for its world premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new-generation three-cylinder 1.0 SIDI turbo – which also makes its premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show – takes over the task as range extender. But it does so with natural gas instead of gasoline, further improving the car’s CO2 footprint.
The smart fourjoy, study which has all the typical smart attributes and embodies pure carefree enjoyment of urban life, is celebrating its world premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. smart forjoy, like most recent smart for-us (Detroit 2012) and smart forstars (Paris 2012), takes its drivetrain from the Fortwo Electric Drive.
|Citroen Cactus Concept|
The Cactus Concept, its Citroen’s vision for future C-line models.The Citroen Cactus Concept features automaker’s revolutionary new Hybrid Air drivetrain – a full-hybrid, compressed air and hydraulics system – which is combined with a PureTech engine to deliver exceptional fuel economy in excess of 94mpg (under 3l/100km).
|Audi Sport Quattro Concept|
Audi us celebrating of the 30th birthday of the iconing Sport quattro at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show with the stunning plug-in hybrid Audi Sport quattro concept. The Audi Sport quattro concept show car continues the grand quattro tradition, with a stunning coupe design and plug-in hybrid drive with a system output of 515 kW (700 hp).
|Porsche 918 Spyder|
The Porsche 918 Spyder is celebrating its debut in a production form at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The 918 Spyder is the continuation of the traditional Porsche DNA in a ground-breaking sports car concept. Designed from the start to be a high-performance hybrid, the 918 Spyder boasts an unprecedented combination of performance (offering the 887 hp output of a super sports car) and the virtually silent motion of an electric vehicle. The vehicle is able to accelerate from 0 – 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and offers an average standard fuel consumption of between 94 mpg and 85 mpg. The 918 Spyder also allows a combustion engine to be combined with an electric motor-based drive to further optimise the dynamic performance of the vehicle.
Kia Niro Concept will be officially unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show as the automaker’s possible future B-segment contender. Kia says the Niro will preview “an innovative new powertrain”, suggesting we could see an evolution of the ‘Smart-4WD-Hybrid’ system previewed in the Provo concept, which featured a turbocharged 1.6-liter GDI engine driving the front wheels and an 33kW electric motor at the rear for a total of 246 hp and on-demand four-wheel drive.
|Volvo Concept Coupe|
The Volvo Concept Coupe also features elements that echo the design of the Volvo P1800 from the 1960s. The Volvo Concept Cooupe uses a 2.0-liter high-performance Drive-E gasoline engine with a supercharger and turbo driving the front wheels, teamed up with an electric motor on the rear axle, for a combined output of 400hp.
At the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, Toyota will demonstrate it’s Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle system that it says, “is closing in on its goal of achieving a driving range and performance comparable to conventional petrol and diesel engines, but with no harmful tailpipe emissions”. Toyota applied its Hybrid Synergy Drive technology – the power system used by Prius and its other full hybrid production models – in its FCEV development, replacing the gasoline engine with a fuel cell and the conventional fuel tank with high-pressure hydrogen tanks. The FCEV uses the same electrical components as a full hybrid powertrain, as well as a 21kW battery to store energy recovered by its regenerative braking system.
The InEco Concept car, a product of the Dresden Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, has a curb weight of just 900 kilograms or 1,984 pounds, including the lithium-ion battery pack. Power comes from a 122 HP electric motor, which allows it to go as far as 87 miles (140 km) between charges. The InEco can sprint from 0-62 mpg (0-100km/h) in 7.5 seconds with a top speed of 100mph (160km/h).
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