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We've just touched down in Frankfurt to get all the details on BMW's new electric cars, but before we get into the nitty-gritty of BMW i, its philosophy and the engineering behind it, here's a brief introduction to the first two models, the i3 and i8. Officially, the two artfully greenhoused cars seen above are 'concepts,' but they're actually anything but. Click through to the jump to read all about them.

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We've just touched down in Frankfurt to get all the details on BMW's new electric cars, but before we get into the nitty-gritty of BMW i, its philosophy and the engineering behind it, here's a brief introduction to the first two models, the i3 and i8. Officially, the two artfully greenhoused cars seen above are 'concepts,' but they're actually anything but. Click through to the jump to read all about them.

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The development of the E-Wolf e1 - Click above to watch the video after the jump

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Lexus LF-Ch Concept - click above image for hi-res gallery

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BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

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BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Brabus High Voltage - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Brabus High Voltage - Click above for high-res image gallery

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2010 Seat Leon Cupra R - Click above for high-res image gallery

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The 2009 Frankfort Motor Show was truly significant for the number of low-carbon cars on display. There were over 50 electric and hybrid cars in the haus, with more than a couple dozen of them naked for the first time before the glare of public scrutiny. After gazing upon so many a fresh model, the difficult part has arrived; choosing a favorite. This is where you come in.

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New Trabant - Click above for high-res image gallery

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2009 Frankfurt Motor Show – Click above for complete list of vehicles covered

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Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Volvo C30 BEV prototype - click above for high res image gallery

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2010 Opel Astra - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

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