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.
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.
Paradigm shift at Subaru. The traditional manufacturer of all-wheel drive cars with boxer engines, in cooperation with Toyota, is launching a robust all-wheel drive vehicle equipped with 2 electric motors and a total output of 218 hp. At first glance, the Solterra falls into the traditional Subaru schema with a rugged exterior appearance and prominent wheel arches. The plastic surrounds and the underbody protection also give an idea of the typical properties for robust off-road use. We tested it intensively in the field.
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.
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