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Automakers turn on style to try to switch SUV fans to electric

WorldNews Tuesday, 10 September 2019 ()
Automakers turn on style to try to switch SUV fans to electricFRANKFURTMercedes-Benz and Porsche are showcasing curvaceous, high-end electric sports cars at the Frankfurt auto show as part of an industry effort to counter Tesla, avert billions in European pollution fines and defuse complaints from climate activists. Germany’s premium automakers are now marketing electric cars as their flagship models, a strategy which Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW hope will lure customers away from gas-guzzling SUVs that could soon land them with hefty fines under new EU emissions rules. “We have moved on from treating the electric car mainly as an engineering challenge. Now electric cars are getting sexy,” Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer...
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VW's new electric car took centre stage ahead of this year's Frankfurt Auto Show, but environmentalists say the industry can't claim to be green, and it's time the whole event was cancelled. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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