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Start-up Sono Motors presents bidirectional charging system

A German electric car start-up company presents the Sion project car. The Munich-based company Sono Motors GmbH presented the solar car called Sion on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform at the beginning of August 2016. The Sion solar mobile is currently in the study status, i.e. in the development phase. With the help of crowdfunding financing, funds amounting to 260.480 euros could be raised and the development continued. A prototype currently exists and, according to the manufacturer, three vehicles that are eligible for approval are to be used as ... Continue reading "Start-up Sono Motors presents bidirectional charging system

BMW i3 will benefit from the funding in 2016

The funds made available to promote electromobility have so far only been used to a small extent. Of the 600 million subsidies, 16,1 million were used last year. A good 64% of this was purely electric cars. The BMW customers received a good 4,67 million euros in funding, split almost 2/3 to the BMW i3 and 1/3 to the plug-in version of the two. In second place is Renault with 3,32 million euros ... Continue reading "BMW i3 will benefit from the funding in 2016

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The drive battery in the electric car

The most important and most criticized component in the electric car is - apart from the engine - the drive battery. In the real sense, however, the drive battery is not a battery, but rather a rechargeable battery in the physical sense because of its chargeability. In electric cars, several of these batteries are interconnected to form a traction battery. Compared to conventional batteries, this has a higher capacity, which is achieved by many battery cells connected in series. Most electric vehicles today use lithium-ion batteries: They provide ... Continue reading "The drive battery in the electric car

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AdBlue or saying goodbye to the diesel car

Manufacturers who have invested in diesel engine production are faced with a dilemma. Exhaust gas measurement, which was previously compliant with the law, is being scrutinized and will no longer exist. Ultimately, pollutant detoxification is only possible with complex technical processes. As an additional consumable, AdBlue has been a tried and tested medium for detoxifying pollutants in trucks for years, but it has a greater impact on passenger cars as a cost factor and calls into question the profitability of diesel cars. As a last resort, the high ... Continue reading "AdBlue or saying goodbye to the diesel car

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The smartphone as a navigation device

If you don't have a built-in navigation device in your infotainment system, you can use the famous street maps in the old-fashioned way, buy a navigation device for your car or use your smartphone as a navigation device. The question now arises: Which navigation software is useful for my smartphone and which functions should it have? The biggest differentiator between the individual apps is the question of the internet connection: There are online apps that need a constant internet connection to plan a route ... Continue reading "The smartphone as a navigation device

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Charge the battery depending on the type of charging cable and plug type

How fast can the battery in the electric car or plug-in hybrid be charged? We have compiled an overview of the connector types and charging options here: Mode 3 charging cable The Mode 3 charging cable is required to connect the (public) charging station to the electric car. The standard plug at charging stations in Europe is the type 2 plug. So that electric cars with a type 1 connection can also be charged at the charging station, there is a mode 3 charging cable with various connections, e.g. B. Type 1 to Type 2 are used. The charging capacities can be ... Continue reading "Charge the battery depending on the type of charging cable and plug type

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