This year's Geneva auto show will highlight how battery-powered cars will soon join the mass-market with debuts such as a battery-powered production version of the new Peugeot 208 and concepts for affordable electric cars from Volkswagen Group's Audi, Skoda and Seat brands.
At the other end of the affordability scale is Aston Martin, which unveils a concept previewing an ultraluxury EV crossover, called the Lagonda All-Terrain.
The show will also have the traditional parade of supercars with debuts such as Ferrari's 710-hp F8 Tributo.
Another strand of the show this year is who is not there. Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Hyundai, Volvo, Opel, Infiniti and Mini. It's the biggest list of no-shows in recent history for Geneva, an event once considered unmissable on the European calendar.
Here are some key debuts, listed by brand:
Chinese startup Aiways will show the U5 crossover that it says will be launched in Europe this year. Aiways said the car has a range of 460 km (286 miles) that can be extended to 560 km if the customer chooses to lease additional battery packs that fit into the floor of the car. The U5 is already in production at Aiway's factory in Shangrao City in China's south-eastern Jiangxi province.
The Italian brand is expected to show a compact concept that could preview both a possible successor to the Giulietta compact hatchback and a sporty crossover to rival the Mercedes GLA.
Volkswagen Group’s former design chief, Walter de Silva, will unveil the ECF crossover concept he has styled for the electric brand Arcfox, which is a division of Daimler's China partner Beijing Auto. The ECF is said to be equipped with Level 3 autonomy and will be shown alongside two production versions of the Arcfox-GT electric supercar, which is derived from the 2016 Arcfox-7 supercar concept.
Aston Martin's Lagonda electric sub-brand returns to Geneva, this time with an All-Terrain Concept ultraluxury crossover giving a hint at Lagonda's first car, to be shown in production form in 2021. Also on the stand is the 003 concept closely previewing a new hypercar due in 2021 that will sit below this year's Valkyrie.
The Audi Q4 e-tron is a crossover concept previewing what will be the brand's cheapest EV when it goes on sale in late 2020 or early 2021. It's the first Audi to use VW's MEB platform, which Audi hopes will bring prices close to combustion-engine equivalents thanks to the platform's global scale. Audi will also show a production plug-in hybrid Q5 crossover, along with four other PHEVs.
The ultraluxury automaker will unveil what it calls the world's fastest SUV (crossover), the 12-cylinder Bentayga Speed with 626 hp, a top speed of 190 mph (306 kph); 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in 3.9 seconds. Also planned is a celebratory centenary edition of one of its models (probably a Continental GT coupe).
BMW's stand is all about the plug-in hybrid, with electrified versions of the 3 series midsize sedan, X5 crossover and 7-series large sedan taking a bow. It's the first show appearance of the facelifted Seven too, with that rather startling grille.
The intriguing Ami One concept is the French firm's attempt to envisage a city- friendly electric car, with a top speed limited to 28 mph and a weight of only 937 pounds. Named for a quirky classic Citroen based on the 2CV, it's designed mainly for sharing rather than private ownership.
Seat's Cupra brand will preview a production performance plug-in hybrid crossover with the Formentor concept. The concept is set to become the first production model specifically developed by Seat for the Cupra brand. The Formentor concept has a gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid system that makes 242 hp. It can travel 50 km (31) miles on electric power alone in Europe's new WLTP regulatory testing regime, equivalent to a 70km in the old NEDC cycle.