The Shanghai Auto Show is China’s most important auto show and is gaining international attention due to the huge importance of the Chinese automotive market. For the first time, the exhibition was held in 1985 with the official name “International Automobile & Manufacturing Technology Exhibition”. In the meantime, the biennial Auto Shanghai is regarded as the leading trade fair for the entire Asian region and according to the organizers, is already the third largest industry show in the world.
The U7 Ion – A Possible Family Van With Pure Electric Drive
The U7 carries, typical of an electric car, a largely closed front with slot-shaped headlights. They are additionally connected by an LED light band. The windscreen is flat and gives the van along with the D-pillar sloping backwards a certain dynamism. The lateral glass surfaces come with no visible columns. The windshield also goes directly into a large glass roof. Sill and front apron are offset as in crossover models with dark plastic.
The Hybrid Brand Toyota Is Gradually Turning To Pure Electric Cars
Three of them are debuting in Shanghai: the C-HR and Izoa BEV as well as the study Rhombus with interesting seating arrangements. Toyota has sold nearly 15 million hybrid cars since the launch of the first Prius in 1997. But the Japanese realize that the combination of combustion engine and electric motor in terms of fuel consumption and exhaust emissions is gradually reaching its limits. So now they are also switching to electromobility: In the first half of the 2020s, Toyota wants to launch ten battery-electric cars worldwide and sell a whopping 5 million electrified cars by 2030.
Electric Car As A Roadster
The design of the SC1 reminds with its long muzzle, the arrowed front and the slot-shaped LED headlamps to the Lexus LC. The flanks show strong indentations in the lower area. The windscreen and side windows are kept short in Speedster style and frame-free. Behind the two passengers rise two Airdomes, which run out to the rear apron.