The new Renault 5 is powered by a separately excited synchronous motor, which also powers the ZOE E-Tech Electric and Megane E-Tech Electric. Not only is it more powerful than a permanent magnet motor, but it also uses no rare earth metals for magnets, which should reduce both the costs and the environmental impact of production.
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 reading "Recuperation - the range saver?
Switzerland is not a member of the EU and is pursuing its own national path in promoting the electric car. While high state premiums in Norway and Germany in particular provide an incentive to buy, in Switzerland a division into national and cantonal support measures ensures regional peculiarities. We take a look at electric car subsidies and the most popular electric cars.
By equipping the basic version of the Tesla Model 3 with batteries, there is already a global order for CATL. The special feature of the current batteries, which have been in use since the end of 2021, is the composition of the cathode material. CATL supplies lithium iron phosphate cells for the manufacturer. They can be recognized by the abbreviation LFP, where the letter F stands for Ferrum (iron).
The second generation of the Kia Niro was presented as a compact SUV last year. With a total of three engine types, customers can choose between full hybrids, plug-in hybrids and purely electric cars. After the extensive European test in 2022, we have now taken a close look at the electric version. The new generation is based on the current K platform, which means that the vehicle has grown by 6 cm in length and 2 cm in wheelbase. There are also some innovations in the area of assistance systems.
Renault is rapidly pushing ahead with the expansion of electromobility under the “ZE” label. This year the compact five-door Megane E-Tech Electric was presented with two engines. The basic model is offered with 96 kW/131 hp. We extensively tested the more powerful version with 160/218 hp and the large battery pack in the summer. The station wagon can be used as an all-rounder for long tours and varied leisure activities.