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Preview of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) 2024

The legendary hill climb on Pikes Peak, a mountain in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in the US state of Colorado, will take place on Sunday, June 2022, 22. And the roaring loud roar of the tuned combustion engines, which lose around a third of their power on the way to their destination, which is on the summit at 4.301 meters above sea level, due to the thin mountain air, is increasingly put under pressure by powerful electric cars. In 2014, the Stromer took second and third place. In 2015, the electric car with the bulky vehicle designation “e0 PP03 Elektroauto” from the Latvian manufacturer “Drive e-0” won the open vehicle class for the first time.

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The history of the electric motor as an automobile drive

The history of the electric motor does not begin in the technologically advanced modern age: the first electric vehicle was presented to the public as early as 1881. Gustave Trouvé equipped his “Trouvé Tricycle” - a three-wheeled, electrically powered vehicle - with 2 electric motors, which obtained their energy from 6 lead-acid batteries. The vehicle reached a top speed of 12 km / h.

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Milestones in electromobility - Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak

June 24, 2018 - Volkswagen's reorientation towards electric drives in the passenger car sector has been given a sporty look: The IDR Pikes Peak is considered to be the forerunner of the new, all-electric ID family. In the USA in Colorado, the legendary hill climb to Pikes Peak, the so-called "Race to the clouds", has been a traditional race that has been held since 1916. The racetrack is 19,99 km long (12,42 miles) and includes exactly 156 curves.

Mazda CX-60

Portrait of the Mazda CX-60 Homura e-SKYACTIV PHEV

Big bigger Biggest. Mazda has made significant progress in the model range in recent years. The CX-60 with a plug-in hybrid with a system output of 327 hp is now also being presented in the premium segment with the Homura equipment. With its stately dimensions, it is a competitor model to the established Q5 or X5 of the competitors. When looking at the extensive assistance systems, the appealing ambience and the striking appearance, the question arises as to how well the CX-60 drives in the upper premium segment.

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Experience Sweden - Travel 2024

If you want to spend your vacation in Sweden, you can expect a completely different experience in advance than when you are in the tourist regions in the south or in Germany on the Baltic or North Sea right in front of your home door. Deceleration is clearly in the foreground here.

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Renault Espace E-Tech Full Hybrid seven-seater – the team SUV

Renault has breathed the SUV trend into the new Espace and left the old VAN culture behind. Anyone who is still familiar with the previous models will have to completely reorient themselves in the new model. Traditional travel values ​​were thrown overboard and a new space glider was designed with lower-emission drives and generous space, even with seven seats for an entire team if desired.

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