Why we need more EV charging points
Having attended the Frankfurt motor show, I came away somewhat underwhelmed. The event was lacking in ‘wow, I want one of those’ cars. The overall impression was of endless dreary ‘me too’ SUVS and bland EV concepts. Designers seem frightened to propose radical ideas despite the freedom that an EV’S alternative packaging offers them.
The best concepts were the Kia Proceed, BMW 8 Series and Maybach Vision 6, although the latter two of these had already been shown at concours events.
The Mercedes-amg Project One may be mechanically interesting but aesthetically it is just another supercar. Sure, the Honda Urban EV is neat and cute but it reminded me of the Innocenti Mini of the 1970s, not a radical step forward.
There was lots of technology to admire at Frankfurt but I can read about that in a magazine. Motor shows are more about visual excitement and the German event was sadly lacking in that department. Gareth Tarr Chertsey