The Jeep brand from the Stellantis Group has so far held back when it comes to electric cars. This year, however, the American brand launched its first big hit with a compact and versatile SUV on the market. The Avenger is a universally applicable electric car that combines all the typical Jeep characteristics with a very quiet and balanced chassis. If you want to take advantage of the entire range, you get a surprisingly flexible vehicle.
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In the middle of December we finally have another onset of winter in the real north. In front of the door is the ID.4 with the 80% charged battery, we start the first winter test for a day in the middle of a dense snow flurry. A hand’s breadth of snow has already spread over the ID.4 like a coat. So first scrape the windows and then take a seat in the cool seat. With that, the trip into what feels like the first real winter for years begins in December. How does the ID.4 fare in the winter endurance test?
Numerous manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive industry are engaged in an exciting race to determine the future of battery technology. One of the most interesting developments that will be ready for series production before 2030 is the solid-state battery.
The Renault Zoe as a trendsetter for entry into electromobility at Renault already has a small tradition. In the last NCAP crash test from December 2021, the base model Zoe "Zen" did not get a single star in the overall rating. The shock at Renault must have been very deep, because the first test in 2013 was still a full 5 stars. However, the revised safety standards in the crash test now make the basic model look significantly worse. Renault reacted to this with the current revision of the price list.
With the i4 Gran Coupe, BMW has put a striking electric coupe on the road with its own accents. Even the first visual impressions bring to life the typical characteristics of the Bavarian engine works. The self-predicted "driving pleasure" is tailor-made for the BMW offspring with its sleek appearance and successful design. The transformation of the manufacturer with a passion for conventional engine construction into a premium supplier of electric cars has taken place continuously over the past decade.
Since the introduction of the Volvo XC40 as a compact SUV in 2017, sales figures in Europe have increased steadily from year to year. The purely electric SUV version combines the zero-emission drive with a sophisticated armada of assistance systems. Volvo wants to continue to set the safety standards in automotive engineering and is therefore upgrading the current cars with driver assistance systems and noticeably increasing occupant protection. In the relatively mild winter, we were able to extensively experience the purely electric and probably future-oriented technology of the Volvo XC40.