Electric cars take centre stage at Frankfurt motor show

17th September 2011, Comments 0 comments

The Frankfurt Motor Show, the biggest event in the auto industry calendar, opened its doors to the general public on Saturday to showcase the next generation of electric cars.

Around 800,000 people are expected to visit the event in the German financial capital before its wraps up next Sunday.

Organisers say there are more than 1,000 exhibitors from 32 countries, representing a 25 percent increase on last time round in 2009.

The most interest is in the record number of electric and hybrid cars on show. Journalists and industry professionals had a preview on Thursday and Friday.

© 2011 AFP

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