In the past few months we’ve seen the number of pure-electric concepts presented at auto shows ramping up significantly. That’s a clear sign of the direction that the automotive industry is taking.
At the recent Frankfurt Auto Show, many were the new battery-powered models ready to land in dealers and on customers’ driveways. Two big names of the car world, Porsche and Volkswagen, launched their two flagships in attempt to brake Tesla’s EV monopoly.
The Taycan, from the Stuttgart-based manufacturer, is a four-door sport sedan. It’s basically identical to the Mission-E concept, with an extremely clean exterior design and industry-leading underpinnings like the 800V on-board supply network.
Wolfsburg’s marque instead, officially launched the ID.3: an affordable and compact city car, with levigated surfaces and up to 550km of range.
These two EV’s undoubtedly differ under many aspects but have one specific thing in common: they are both offered with an eco-friendly and recycled-polyester interior upholstery, Dinamica supplied by the Italian Miko Srl.
The goal here wasn’t just to build zero-emission vehicles when driven, but cars that respect the environment by implementing materials that don’t use toxic dyes, and pollutes 80% less compared to a petrol-based polyester production process in the first place.
The fact that both the Taycan and ID.3 use Dinamica is quite significant, it shows that the Italian microfiber offers the same quality and premium feel on cars that are priced substantially differently.
The list of battery-powered vehicles on show doesn’t stop here though; Volkswagen themselves introduced the Roomz Concept; Mercedes presented the Vision Urbanatic and EQC Edition 1886. Alongside them, many where the already or soon-to-be-in-production ICE cars worth mentioning like the new Brabus AMG GT 4 800, Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe 63 AMG and Ford Kuga ST-Line.
All of them are from different brands but they all share a common trait: the Italian suedecloth.
Many are the manufacturers that Miko Srl supplies, and the number will soon increase with some interesting and prestigious additions.