08 March 2018 | Motors

New electrics, but don't forget the horsepower

Global carmakers are showing off a mix of low-emission electric vehicles and high-end sports cars at the Geneva Motor Show.

Many of the new offerings display the battery-electric and autonomous technology carmakers say they need to meet tough emissions standards and cope with an expected shift to cars as a service to be ordered rather owned.

Mercedes-Benz rolled out its EQA concept car, a compact battery electric vehicle with a virtual radiator that changes appearance depending on the selected driving program.

Volkswagen's I.D. Vizzion large electric sedan was shown in an autonomous version without a steering wheel.

Big horsepower and fossil fuels remained very much in evidence however.

Luxury sports car maker McLaren showed off its 340km per hour Senna while Ferrari had the curvaceous, race-car inspired 488 Pista. – Nampa/AP