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Recuperation - the range saver?

In both electric and hybrid vehicles, one comes across the word recuperation again and again ”. This word, which sounds so technical and complicated, is a real energy saver in real life, as it helps to significantly increase the range of electric and hybrid vehicles. The term recuperation comes from the Latin “recuperare” (= to regain) and means the recovery of energy that would otherwise be lost. This energy recovery can be applied to mechanical and electrical energy as well as to thermal energy ... Continue readingRecuperation - the range saver?

ID.3 Pro 2023

ID.3 Pro Facelift in the test

After the model launch in 2019, the ID.3 is part of the popular mid-range BEV as an electric counterpart to the Golf and a symbol of Volkswagen's move into electromobility. The knowledge gained from the first 3 years of the model was improved with the last facelift. We tested the current ID.3 Pro extensively and took a closer look at the new features.

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BYD – A nightmare for the German car industry?

Since the IAA 2023 in Munich at the latest, there has hardly been a topic that has made traditional German manufacturers sit up and take notice more. The abbreviation BYD for Build your Dreams from the Chinese car manufacturer has become more than just a vision and is pushing into the German automobile market with competitive prices. The founders of the company had a clear idea of ​​how to reduce global warming in 1995 and started producing batteries. These experiences in battery construction from the first few years are now paying off in the long term.

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New BEV registrations are stagnating in Sweden

Since July 1, 2018, Sweden has been running its own funding program for cars and light trucks / buses with CO2 emissions of a maximum of 60 g / km. These vehicles receive a climate bonus of 60.000 Swedish kronor (around 5.900 euros / June 2021) when they are newly registered. However, the upper limit of the climate bonus may not exceed 25% of the vehicle's value.

Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Engine Ultimate

Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric Ultimate in the winter test

At Volvo, the focus is on traditional values ​​such as the comfortable interior and the large, trapezoidal central information display combined with new, purely digital elements. Our 2024 winter test focuses on driving safety and consumption values ​​in cold weather conditions.

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Pedelec accident numbers are increasing

The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the mobility behavior of all those involved in public road traffic. A clear trend has become established in recent years. While the conventional bicycle market has stagnated, sales figures for pedelecs have risen steadily in recent years. With a total of 2.000.000 e-bikes sold in 2021, a new record was set last year.

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