Sportier and as a coupé also an eye-catcher, the EV 6 presents itself as the more potent brother of the Ioniq 5. Kia is finally giving the Stromer the qualities that make it the ideal travel companion on long journeys. In addition to the large battery pack and the powerful engine, the 800 volt on-board electronics are particularly interesting for a very fast charging process on the superchargers. That was reason enough for us to subject the EV6 to an extensive travel test. What qualities does the electric coupe offer as a tourer?
The sixth generation Swift has been on sale in Europe since 2017. With the use of a new platform, on which the Suzuki Baleno is based in a modified form, the weight could be reduced to 1.095 kg for the sports version. The rear door handles of the exclusively five-door vehicle are now located next to the C-pillar, the front grille is more emphasized. Due to the stricter European emission values, the manufacturer is currently relying on the mild hybrid version with a 48-volt system for sports. The Swift we tested is powered by a four-cylinder engine with direct injection as a mild hybrid version. Are the sporting values convincing?
In the extended range version, the Mustang Mach e not only achieves an electric range of over 400 km in summer, but also has some interesting detailed solutions on board that have unique selling points.
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.
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.
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.