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The history of the electric motor as an automobile drive

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.

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Production of Fisker Ocean is about to start

After a very long lead time, Fisker Ocean is set to start production in November 2022. Despite the adversities in the supply chains, the deadline should be met and the first vehicles from the First Edition will be manufactured. Obviously, the first prototypes have already been produced as a test run. After the completion of the successful test drives, the official start of production should now begin.

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With the Tesla Model 3, the price spiral is pointing upwards

While the price/performance ratio of electric cars has improved continuously in recent years, the opposite trend can be observed with Tesla's entry-level Model 3. Despite the strong expansion of production capacities with the new giga factory in Brandenburg, new price increases for the entry-level model have been ongoing in recent months. If you look at the current configurator, the entry-level price for the basic model is already 49.900 euros (22.04.2022/2023/XNUMX) in Germany with delivery in February XNUMX.

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Rivian electric pick-up sparks stock market fantasy

The first electric pick-ups from the leading US manufacturers are still in the run-up and will not follow suit until the end of 2021 with the GMC Hummer EV, in spring 2021 with the Ford F-150 Lightning or not until 2024 with the Ram 1500 BEV. Meanwhile, since Rivian's IPO, the share price has more than doubled from $ 78 to $ 172 in a matter of days. The value of the car brand was thus already 16.11.2021 billion US dollars on November 151, 140. After just a few days, this start-up is already ahead of Volkswagen (79,37 billion US dollars), Ford (91,42 billion dollars) and General Motors (XNUMX billion dollars) in the global ranking.

Subaru Forester e-Boxer 2.0ie Platinum

Subaru Forester e-Boxer 2.0ie Platinum

The fifth generation of the Subaru Forester combines a traditional vehicle concept with the EyeSight emergency braking system and a variety of driver assistance systems. The mild hybrid variant e-Boxer achieves the current Euro 6d emissions standard with the renewed emission control. The off-road station wagon reveals its all-wheel drive qualities in the test.

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Cycle expressways - highways for cyclists

In order to drive quickly and emission-free through the city, another means of transport is suitable in addition to the electric vehicle: the bicycle. However, in many cities, cyclists are hardly taken into account in traffic management and accidents often occur because the cyclists are simply overlooked by vehicle drivers.

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