Electric cars were well represented at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. TFLcar is here to give you a comprehensive guide to them all.
TFL’s Roman Mica was joined by Anton Wahlman at the Detroit show to talk about all the electric cars that debuted, or were highlighted, at the show.
The Volkswagen eGolf got a mid-cycle refresh, with a 50 percent increase in battery capacity. This will extend its range from 83 miles to around 124 miles. It’ll go on sale at the end of March.
The most buzz-worthy electric car at the show is the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz, which is styled to look like a futuristic Microbus. It’s only a concept, but it showcases the future of the company. It shares a platform with all the other electric cars that will come from the company in 2020. It’s a rear-drive-biased platform, which will have an optional front engine to give it all-wheel drive.
Although it didn’t debut at the show, the Chevrolet Volt was also in Detroit. It was only available for sale during the very last part of 2016, but Chevy sold 500 of them, which bodes well for 2017 sales.
Another car that didn’t debut at the show, but was present, was the Mercedes-Benz EQ. It was the most prominent car on their display, so they are serious about electric mobility.
Chrysler’s Portal concept was also on display. The Portal is not only electric, but it’s also autonomous. It was developed by younger engineers at Fiat Chrysler, so it represents a lot of new ideas for the company.
Check out the full video above for a complete guide to the electric vehicles of the Detroit auto show!