Renault says the Symbioz concept rethinks car design fundamentally, doubling as both a car and a mobile, multi-purpose room — an extension of the home — that can share its battery to power appliances during peak demand.
Jaguar has gone full autonomous with the Future-type concept, which is designed to be summoned via a voice-activated, artificially-intelligent steering wheel that you remove and keep in your home.
There may have been a 1000hp F1-engined Mercedes hypercar at Frankfurt, but Honda may have stolen the show with the little Urban EV electric car, which appears to be heavily influenced by the Mk1 Civic and Golf GTI. Future retro.
Representing Mercedes's first foray into the mid-size electric hatchback segment, the Concept EQA is said to feature not one but two electric motors, producing a claimed 268bhp, and four-wheel drive. It would also be capable of wireless charging.
The pure-electric VW I.D.CROZZ concept straddles the coupé/SUV divide and will end up in production from 2020, says VW. It's part of a big push into EVs, with 23 pure-electric models planned by 2025.
The Audi Aicon is a fully-autonomous 2+2-seater four-door coupé concept that does away with steering wheel and pedals and instead concentrates on space and comfort for work and relaxation on the move.
The i Vision Dynamics concept is a four-door GT that would slot into BMW's electric offering between the i3 and i8. The pure-electric drive system enables 373 miles between charges, says BMW, with 0-62mph in 4sec and a top speed of over 124 mph.
It may have a bad name but the fully-autonomous Sedric concept is important as it symbolises VW's transformation from car maker to supplier of hardware, software and digital mobility services, according to the company.
Skoda's Vision E first broke cover at the Auto Shanghai but is updated for Frankfurt. It has two electric motors producing 301bhp, and a battery capable of 311 miles per charge.

Image gallery: The futuristic concept cars of the Frankfurt motor show

Frankfurt's electric overload

THE 2017 Frankfurt motor show is a big one for interesting new road cars but if there’s a theme to the plethora of futuristic concepts sitting alongside the production models, it’s very much electric mobility and autonomous dreams.

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In a rapidly-changing automotive market, Honda, Audi, Mercedes, Renault, Jaguar, BMW and more are going to great lengths to let us know they’re still looking far ahead, and their visions all include not producing fumes as they zip along the road.

Above are the most interesting concept cars from the 2017 Frankfurt Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (motor show to you and me).