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These 9 electric cars unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show will compete with Tesla's line of vehicles in 2020.

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Audi, Volkswagen, and Mercedes are just a few companies that are planning to unveil an electric car by 2020. We got a glimpse of what they have in store at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.

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BMW is giving its i3 a facelift for 2018. The automaker will release a sport edition called the i3s that comes equipped with a starting range of 97 miles and 184-hp electric motor.

BMW is giving its i3 a facelift for 2018. The automaker will release a sport edition called the i3s that comes equipped with a starting range of 97 miles and 184-hp electric motor. play

BMW is giving its i3 a facelift for 2018. The automaker will release a sport edition called the i3s that comes equipped with a starting range of 97 miles and 184-hp electric motor.

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You can read more about the i3s here.



BMW also debuted a new Mini concept that will serve as the basis for a production model in 2019. There's no word on specs yet, but the concept shows the next Mini may not have chrome features for the first time.

BMW also debuted a new Mini concept that will serve as the basis for a production model in 2019. There's no word on specs yet, but the concept shows the next Mini may not have chrome features for the first time. play

BMW also debuted a new Mini concept that will serve as the basis for a production model in 2019. There's no word on specs yet, but the concept shows the next Mini may not have chrome features for the first time.

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You can get a closer look at the BMW Mini concept here.



BMW also unveiled its i Vision Dynamics concept that it says boasts a range of 373 miles and top speed of 120 mph.

BMW also unveiled its i Vision Dynamics concept that it says boasts a range of 373 miles and top speed of 120 mph. play

BMW also unveiled its i Vision Dynamics concept that it says boasts a range of 373 miles and top speed of 120 mph.

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A production version of the coupe is slated to arrive in the next few years as part of BMW's big push to over 12 all-electric cars by 2025.



It's not purely electric, but Mercedes debuted its hydrogen-powered GLC car that will go on sale in the US in 2019. The SUV has a combined range of 310 miles. The 9.3kWh electric motor boasts a 30-mile range.

It's not purely electric, but Mercedes debuted its hydrogen-powered GLC car that will go on sale in the US in 2019. The SUV has a combined range of 310 miles. The 9.3kWh electric motor boasts a 30-mile range. play

It's not purely electric, but Mercedes debuted its hydrogen-powered GLC car that will go on sale in the US in 2019. The SUV has a combined range of 310 miles. The 9.3kWh electric motor boasts a 30-mile range.

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These estimates were provided by the New European Driving Cycle. The range will likely be lower once the car is assessed by the Environmental Protection Agency. You can read more about the GLC F-Cell here.



Mercedes showed off its EQA concept that it claims can drive 250 miles on a single charge. The compact SUV previews what Mercedes has in mind when it electrifies its entire lineup by 2022.

Mercedes showed off its EQA concept that it claims can drive 250 miles on a single charge. The compact SUV previews what Mercedes has in mind when it electrifies its entire lineup by 2022. play

Mercedes showed off its EQA concept that it claims can drive 250 miles on a single charge. The compact SUV previews what Mercedes has in mind when it electrifies its entire lineup by 2022.

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Audi unveiled an electric concept, the Aicon, that it says could drive 400 miles on a single charge. The Aicon also supports wireless charging and the battery can be charged to 80% capacity in 30 minutes, Audi says.

Audi unveiled an electric concept, the Aicon, that it says could drive 400 miles on a single charge. The Aicon also supports wireless charging and the battery can be charged to 80% capacity in 30 minutes, Audi says. play

Audi unveiled an electric concept, the Aicon, that it says could drive 400 miles on a single charge. The Aicon also supports wireless charging and the battery can be charged to 80% capacity in 30 minutes, Audi says.

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You can get a closer look at the Audi Aicon here.



Audi also unveiled an electric SUV concept called the Elaine that could drive 311 miles on a single charge.

Audi also unveiled an electric SUV concept called the Elaine that could drive 311 miles on a single charge. play

Audi also unveiled an electric SUV concept called the Elaine that could drive 311 miles on a single charge.

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The concepts aren't exact previews of production models, but they show what Audi may consider for future vehicles. Audi plans to launch two electric SUVs in the next two years.



Volkswagen unveiled its I.D. Crozz concept that will serve as the basis for an electric SUV arriving in 2020. The concept can drive an estimated 310 miles on a single charge, according to the NEDC.

Volkswagen unveiled its I.D. Crozz concept that will serve as the basis for an electric SUV arriving in 2020. The concept can drive an estimated 310 miles on a single charge, according to the NEDC. play

Volkswagen unveiled its I.D. Crozz concept that will serve as the basis for an electric SUV arriving in 2020. The concept can drive an estimated 310 miles on a single charge, according to the NEDC.

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You can read more about the I.D. Crozz concept here.



Honda unveiled the design for its Urban EV concept that will serve as the basis for a production car arriving in Europe in 2019.

Honda unveiled the design for its Urban EV concept that will serve as the basis for a production car arriving in Europe in 2019. play

Honda unveiled the design for its Urban EV concept that will serve as the basis for a production car arriving in Europe in 2019.

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Because it's a design concept, Honda didn't release any specs for the vehicle. But it shows how Honda is considering a more modern interior with a large display screen and bench seats.