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Gallery: Electrics and hybrids of the Geneva Auto Show

Rimac's C_Two introduces a new category of electric lunacy to the hypercar class with nearly 2,000 horsepower
Rimac's C_Two introduces a new category of electric lunacy to the hypercar class with nearly 2,000 horsepower
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Bulgarian supercar company Sin Cars put forth its L City concept, an electric base upon which any number of different urban transport concepts can sit
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Bulgarian supercar company Sin Cars put forth its L City concept, an electric base upon which any number of different urban transport concepts can sit
The L City base set up as a van
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The L City base set up as a van
The L City base gets more of a cart treatment
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The L City base gets more of a cart treatment
Hispano-Suiza's Carmen defines a new hyper-lux category: hypercar performance with over 1,000 horsepower, luxury approach to comfort
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Hispano-Suiza's Carmen defines a new hyper-lux category: hypercar performance with over 1,000 horsepower, luxury approach to comfort
The Carmen certainly looks a lot more conventional from the front. It's not, but it looks it. Click for more information
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The Carmen certainly looks a lot more conventional from the front. It's not, but it looks it. Click for more information
Citroen brought along its Ami One 2-seater city car concept
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Citroen brought along its Ami One 2-seater city car concept
The new BMW 330e plug-in hybrid carries a 12-kWh battery, allowing up to 60 km (37 mi) of all-electric range (NEDC)
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The new BMW 330e plug-in hybrid carries a 12-kWh battery, allowing up to 60 km (37 mi) of all-electric range (NEDC)
The new 745E iPerformance has its battery upgraded from 9.2 kWh to 12 kWh, and now gives you some 50-54 km (31-34 mi) of all-electric driving for daily duties
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The new 745E iPerformance has its battery upgraded from 9.2 kWh to 12 kWh, and now gives you some 50-54 km (31-34 mi) of all-electric driving for daily duties
BMW's new X5 xDrive45E iPerformance now offers up to 80 km (50 mi) of all-electric driving (NEDC) as well as its 3.0-liter 6-cylinder gasoline engine
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BMW's new X5 xDrive45E iPerformance now offers up to 80 km (50 mi) of all-electric driving (NEDC) as well as its 3.0-liter 6-cylinder gasoline engine
Mercedes' all-electric EQC 400 is a clever, practical and capable electric SUV with a 450-km (280-mi) range, fast charging almost on the level of a Tesla, and a highly intelligent cabin. Click for more information
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Mercedes' all-electric EQC 400 is a clever, practical and capable electric SUV with a 450-km (280-mi) range, fast charging almost on the level of a Tesla, and a highly intelligent cabin. Click for more information
Indian company Tata brought an electric version of its Altroz hatch to Geneva, with a range over 250 km (155 mi)
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Indian company Tata brought an electric version of its Altroz hatch to Geneva, with a range over 250 km (155 mi)
Rinspeed's MicroSNAP concept, an autonomous, electric base platform onto which passenger, cargo or retail pods can be snapped. Click for more information
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Rinspeed's MicroSNAP concept, an autonomous, electric base platform onto which passenger, cargo or retail pods can be snapped. Click for more information
Volvo's electric offshoot Polestar used Geneva for the first public showing of its 2 saloon. This rival to the Tesla Model 3 boasts 402 horsepower and a range over 300 miles (483 km). Click for more information
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Volvo's electric offshoot Polestar used Geneva for the first public showing of its 2 saloon. This rival to the Tesla Model 3 boasts 402 horsepower and a range over 300 miles (483 km). Click for more information
The Polestar 2 matches Tesla's Model 3 on price, performance and range
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The Polestar 2 matches Tesla's Model 3 on price, performance and range
The odd steering handles and foot pedals of the human/electric powered Twike 5, which was shown in skeletal form at Geneva
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The odd steering handles and foot pedals of the human/electric powered Twike 5, which was shown in skeletal form at Geneva
The Twike 5, which will have an aerodynamic covering when it hits the road, is a sort of pedelec three-wheeler that allows you to grab some exercise on your morning commute, even if you need to go 190 km/h (118 mph) or carry 500 kg (1,100 lb) of cargo
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The Twike 5, which will have an aerodynamic covering when it hits the road, is a sort of pedelec three-wheeler that allows you to grab some exercise on your morning commute, even if you need to go 190 km/h (118 mph) or carry 500 kg (1,100 lb) of cargo
Fiat brought along its Centoventi concept, which places an emphasis on modularity. Starting the the base electric platform, customers could choose their own colors for the bumpers, roof and other panels, plus snap in and out a variety of seat options, from regular seats, to sport seats, baby seats, plus cargo and food delivery options
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Fiat brought along its Centoventi concept, which places an emphasis on modularity. Starting the the base electric platform, customers could choose their own colors for the bumpers, roof and other panels, plus snap in and out a variety of seat options, from regular seats, to sport seats, baby seats, plus cargo and food delivery options
Jeep is taking a very subtle approach to electrification. The Compass 4x4E adds an electric motor to the rear axle, giving up to 50 km (31 mi) of all-electric range as a plug-in hybrid
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Jeep is taking a very subtle approach to electrification. The Compass 4x4E adds an electric motor to the rear axle, giving up to 50 km (31 mi) of all-electric range as a plug-in hybrid
Like the Compass, Jeep's Renegade 4X4E combines an efficient 1.3-liter, 4 cylinder turbo engine with a plug-in electric powertrain for around 50 km (31 mi) of all-electric range
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Like the Compass, Jeep's Renegade 4X4E combines an efficient 1.3-liter, 4 cylinder turbo engine with a plug-in electric powertrain for around 50 km (31 mi) of all-electric range
The interior of the DR3 EV
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The interior of the DR3 EV
Italian-built using Chinese parts, the DR3 looks like a cheerful and practical EV with a range around 400 km (250 mi), around 120 horsepower's worth of performance, and a price tag just over US$40,000
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Italian-built using Chinese parts, the DR3 looks like a cheerful and practical EV with a range around 400 km (250 mi), around 120 horsepower's worth of performance, and a price tag just over US$40,000
German e-mobility startup e.GO brought along its Mover minibus, which will silently ferry some 15 passengers about on "private journeys." It's set to go into production in 2020
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German e-mobility startup e.GO brought along its Mover minibus, which will silently ferry some 15 passengers about on "private journeys." It's set to go into production in 2020
The Puritalia Berlinetta: a plug-in hybrid with a 750-horsepower V8 in front and a 215-hp, short-range electric system
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The Puritalia Berlinetta: a plug-in hybrid with a 750-horsepower V8 in front and a 215-hp, short-range electric system
The Puritalia Berlinetta's 12.5-mile (20-km) electric-only range is a bit of a joke, but enough to qualify it as a plug-in hybrid
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The Puritalia Berlinetta's 12.5-mile (20-km) electric-only range is a bit of a joke, but enough to qualify it as a plug-in hybrid
Super simple, super stylish and "95 percent production ready," the adorable little Honda E is a basic electric city car with a 200-km (124-mi) range, electronic wing mirrors and quite a buzz behind it as it moves toward the market
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Super simple, super stylish and "95 percent production ready," the adorable little Honda E is a basic electric city car with a 200-km (124-mi) range, electronic wing mirrors and quite a buzz behind it as it moves toward the market
Peugeot's 208 will get an all-electric version later this year – the e-208 – with some 340 km (211 mi) of range out of a 50-kWh battery.
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Peugeot's 208 will get an all-electric version later this year – the e-208 – with some 340 km (211 mi) of range out of a 50-kWh battery.
There's not a lot around in terms of all-electric people movers just yet, but Mercedes is on the job with its Concept EQV. Like the EQC 400, it'll have around 400 km (250 mi) worth of range. Unlike the EQC, it'll seat eight. Click for more information
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There's not a lot around in terms of all-electric people movers just yet, but Mercedes is on the job with its Concept EQV. Like the EQC 400, it'll have around 400 km (250 mi) worth of range. Unlike the EQC, it'll seat eight. Click for more information
Kia announced two new e-Soul EVs, one with a 39.2-kWh battery and 100-kW motor, and a quicker one with a 54-kWh battery and 150-kW motor
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Kia announced two new e-Soul EVs, one with a 39.2-kWh battery and 100-kW motor, and a quicker one with a 54-kWh battery and 150-kW motor
Alfa Romeo showed off its Tonale concept, an all-electric compact crossover based on the Jeep Renegade
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Alfa Romeo showed off its Tonale concept, an all-electric compact crossover based on the Jeep Renegade
e.GO's Life is about to go into production in three model variants that'll roll out from May onwards. They'll start at around US$18,000, although that gets you a 27-hp car with only 14.9 kWh of battery, so you won't be going far or fast
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e.GO's Life is about to go into production in three model variants that'll roll out from May onwards. They'll start at around US$18,000, although that gets you a 27-hp car with only 14.9 kWh of battery, so you won't be going far or fast
The e.GO Life attacks the lower end of the market, with its maxed-out spec offering 80 hp and 23.9 kWh for a range of 154 km (96 mi). That's more than enough for urban use, and e.GO says it's already got some 7,000 pre-orders
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The e.GO Life attacks the lower end of the market, with its maxed-out spec offering 80 hp and 23.9 kWh for a range of 154 km (96 mi). That's more than enough for urban use, and e.GO says it's already got some 7,000 pre-orders
Toyota's Corolla Trek Hybrid looks a tad rugged with its plastic cladding. There's no AWD  on offer, though
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Toyota's Corolla Trek Hybrid looks a tad rugged with its plastic cladding. There's no AWD  on offer, though
Seat's el-Born concept offers some funky style touches
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Seat's el-Born concept offers some funky style touches
With a 62-kWh battery, the SEAT el-Born gives you up to 200 hp and some 420 km (261 mi) of WLTP range. There's 47 minute fast charging to 80 percent, and it should hit the market in a form similar to this in 2020
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With a 62-kWh battery, the SEAT el-Born gives you up to 200 hp and some 420 km (261 mi) of WLTP range. There's 47 minute fast charging to 80 percent, and it should hit the market in a form similar to this in 2020
ABT presented its e-Transporter, based on the Volkswagen T6. With deliveries starting in Q3 2019, it offers either 37.3 kWh or 74.6 kWh, for 208 or 400 km (129 or 249 mi) of range, respectively
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ABT presented its e-Transporter, based on the Volkswagen T6. With deliveries starting in Q3 2019, it offers either 37.3 kWh or 74.6 kWh, for 208 or 400 km (129 or 249 mi) of range, respectively
Rimac's C_Two introduces a new category of electric lunacy to the hypercar class with nearly 2,000 horsepower
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Rimac's C_Two introduces a new category of electric lunacy to the hypercar class with nearly 2,000 horsepower
The interior of Lagonda's All-Terrain concept
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The interior of Lagonda's All-Terrain concept
Aston Martin's Lagonda brand is clearly not interested in a conventional approach to design with this All-Terrain concept. Click for more information
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Aston Martin's Lagonda brand is clearly not interested in a conventional approach to design with this All-Terrain concept. Click for more information
The Lagonda All-Terrain concept looks almost normal from the front
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The Lagonda All-Terrain concept looks almost normal from the front
Piech's Mark Zero makes some outrageous claims about its charging capabilities. Click for more information
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Piech's Mark Zero makes some outrageous claims about its charging capabilities. Click for more information
The Mark Zero's sleek looks belie some pretty full-on technology. Click for more information
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The Mark Zero's sleek looks belie some pretty full-on technology. Click for more information
A camouflage paint job hides the design details of Audi's e-tron Sportback prototype, which will reach production at some stage in 2019
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A camouflage paint job hides the design details of Audi's e-tron Sportback prototype, which will reach production at some stage in 2019
There will be no mistaking the folded rear wings of Pininfarina's first hypercar, the electric Battista. Click for more information
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There will be no mistaking the folded rear wings of Pininfarina's first hypercar, the electric Battista. Click for more information
Famed design house Pininfarina has thrown the kitchen sink, and a 1,900-hp Rimac powertrain, into its first branded car, the Battista. Click for more information
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Famed design house Pininfarina has thrown the kitchen sink, and a 1,900-hp Rimac powertrain, into its first branded car, the Battista. Click for more information

This year's Geneva Motor Show was an absolute treasure trove for auto lovers, featuring an avalanche of wacky concept cars, wild hypercars and other high-end fare. But battery electrics and hybrids were everywhere, too – here's a quick roundup of the key EVs of Geneva 2019.

Electrics infiltrated just about all the major segments this year, from ludicrously fast hypercars all the way down to cheap, practical urban getabouts. Most major brands are now either moving to electrify their entire range, or to spin off a purely electric brand to start something anew. Key themes include modularization, fast charging, sleek new design concepts and radically massive power outputs.

Rinspeed's MicroSNAP concept, an autonomous, electric base platform onto which passenger, cargo or retail pods can be snapped. Click for more information
Rinspeed's MicroSNAP concept, an autonomous, electric base platform onto which passenger, cargo or retail pods can be snapped. Click for more information

Jump into the gallery to see our favorite electrics of the Geneva show.

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YuraG
Many thanks to Loz and C.C. Weiss for a nice round-up !