“The electrification trend is coming,” Lamborghini’s chief commercial officer Federico Foschini told Motoring Australia. We’d disagree: if the major motoring events of 2019 are anything to go by, luxury EVs have already arrived. This summer’s debuts have included Lotus’s $2m, 2,000hp (the equivalent of two F1 cars) Evija; Automobili Pininfarina’s Battista, each wheel fitted with its own electric motor; and the carbon-fibre GFG Style Kangaroo by legendary Italian car designer Giorgetto Giugiario, with a top speed of 249kmph. So, you can bet electric will be the buzzword again at Frankfurt’s International Motor Show (12–22 September). Among the 1,000 exhibitors, Porsche, for one, has picked the world’s biggest automotive show to officially present its much-hyped Taycan, which rockets from 0-200kmph in under 12 seconds. With Europe’s fleet of EVs predicted to triple by 2021, the message from these manufacturers is clear: electric can be glamorous and exciting, not just eco-friendly. Tesla better watch its back.