Based in Melbourne, Australia, Scott grew up with a passion for cars and a love of writing. He now combines the two by covering all things automotive for Gizmag. When he’s got a spare moment, you can usually find him freezing himself silly in search of fresh powder to ski.
After almost two years of delays and setbacks, the Tesla Model X has finally been revealed in full production trim. With a claimed range of 414 km (257 mi), the Model X won’t go quite as far on a charge as the Model S, but it has three rows of seating, a new take on the scissor door and a hospital grade air filtering system dubbed "Bioweapon Defense Mode."
Electric cars have come a long way and if you want proof, look no further than the Tesla Model S. With its practical range, exceptional performance and intuitive application of in-car technology, the Model S has shoehorned the humble family sedan into the 21st century. The high performance Model S P85D takes the already-impressive P85 and adds another motor, turning it into an all-wheel drive, all-electric, supercar baiting rocketship. We spent a week behind the wheel to see how the premier e-motoring experience translates into the daily drive.
Volkswagen has used the Frankfurt Motor Show to take the wraps off an all-new Tiguan. Having sold over 2.6 million examples of the original VW hasn't messed with the formula too much, instead taking an evolutionary approach to its styling, as well as offering up a concept Hybrid.
When you think of electric car manufacturers, Thunder Power doesn't exactly spring to mind. But the Taiwanese electronics company has used the Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil a new fully electric car with a claimed range of 650 km.
The Frankfurt Motor Show has played host to some fascinating SUVs and while there's been some sporty examples, few can match the out-and-out high-riding sports car stylings of Nissan's Gripz Concept. Inspired by classic rally cars, the Gripz is Nissan's attempt to create a dual-personality crossover that can be practical during the week and rough it on the weekend.
Audi might have committed to an all-electric SUV at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but it hasn't forgotten fans of high-performance gasoline cars either. Sitting alongside the e-tron quattro on Audi's stand is the new S4, packing a turbocharged V6 engine into a body so understated that it could just be the perfect sports sedan for the man with nothing to prove.
Lamborghini has ripped the top off its Huracán, turning it into a rival for the McLaren 650S Spyder and the recently-turbocharged Ferrari 488 GTB Spyder. It might not pack turbocharged power like its closest rivals, but the Huracán Spyder LP 610-4 still has a few tricks up its sleeve to help it stand out.
The Frankfurt Motor Show is to be the setting for a preview of an all-electric SUV that Audi is preparing for 2018. The e-tron quattro concept offers up a range of over 500 km (311 miles) from its 370 kW (496 hp) electric powertrain and wraps it all up in a sharply-styled suit that puts the new Q7 to shame.
As emissions standards get tougher, manufacturers are being forced to think outside the box in the quest for better fuel economy. One of the obvious areas to focus on is aerodynamics, where small tweaks can lead to big fuel savings. Shape-shifting designs represent one of the more radical approaches in this area, and Mercedes has taken this to another level with its Concept IAA (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile), which changes shape at higher speeds to cut through the air more efficiently.
The Frankfurt Motor Show hasn't even started yet, but already Porsche has revealed its contender for best in show. The Mission E Concept is a drop-dead gorgeous, fast-charging, all-electric supercar that Porsche says can clock the Nürburgring Nordschleife in under eight minutes.