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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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Heat pump in an electric car

The principle of the heat pump is basically similar to the system of a refrigerator or an air conditioning system - only in the opposite direction. It is therefore a closed circuit that contains a special liquid or gaseous medium (coolant). The system should be overpressure compared to normal atmospheric pressure.

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A look into the future of battery technology for electric cars

The battery is the Achilles' heel of electric cars because it supplies the motor with the necessary energy and determines how long the range is. Various battery technologies have established themselves on the market in recent years and technical development is progressing rapidly.

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TOP-5 electric cars in Spain 2024

The support programs in Spain for electromobility are known as "MOVES". In April 2021, the government presented and approved the current MOVES III program. The program has a budget of 400 million euros until 2023, but can be expanded to up to 800 million euros if necessary. This increases the subsidy for the purchase of an electric car to up to 7.000 euros. In Spain, in order to obtain the full premium for the buyer, a used car more than 7 years old must be scrapped.

Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo

Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo – large-scale driving fun

Porsche has expanded the established Taycan series in recent years to include two large-format station wagons. The Cross Turismo and the Sport Turismo appeal to additional target groups who want more space in the back seat. The test will involve driving the Cross Turismo, which is loaded with off-road accessories for rougher use on light off-road and gravel roads.

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