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Old Swede - Volvo Car announces goodbye to the diesel engine

It sounds revolutionary in the press release from Volvo Car: "It is one of the most significant steps that an automobile manufacturer has ever taken in the field of electrification" and "Over 100 years after the invention of the internal combustion engine, a new chapter is being opened in automotive history." In the first step, the already ailing diesel engines should not be further developed. Originally, Volvo Car was a strong core brand of the Swedish Volvo Group ... Continue readingOld Swede - Volvo Car announces goodbye to the diesel engine

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Practical test Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Premium

The Hyundai Ioniq entered the competition on a completely new platform. Building on a new vehicle base that Ioniq shares with its corporate brother Kia Niro, the car is on the way to attracting new customer groups. The Korean manufacturer is entering sustainable mobility with the tested hybrid variant and is adding the all-electric car this year. The design of the Hyundai Ioniq is already optically sporty. A flat windshield and a very ... Continue readingPractical test Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Premium

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Navigation systems in the car

Integrated navigation systems in the car are often not included in the basic model of a vehicle, but usually have to be ordered additionally at an additional cost. In addition, they are often significantly more expensive than mobile navigation devices or even apps on smartphones; however, they can often score points with significantly more performance and additional functions. We explain what characterizes good navigation software in the car. GPS and sensors Mobile navigation devices are only supported by the Global Positioning System (GPS), integrated navigation systems, on the other hand, are equipped with numerous sensors ... Continue readingNavigation systems in the car

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Practical test Nissan e-NV200 EVALIA

Nissan has been producing the Eletro-Bulli e-NV2013 EVALIA as a large-capacity van in the Spanish Nissan plant in Barcelona since 200. One reason for the production location was certainly that within Barcelona to New York and London the car was introduced as a fully electric taxi alongside the versions with internal combustion engines. The car has a few outstanding features for this use as a five-seater panel van with an opulent load volume, which actually predestines it as a family, team or sports van. In the test we look at ... Continue readingPractical test Nissan e-NV200 EVALIA

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Ford Mondeo Hybrid

Ford combines the classically elegant Mondeo notchback coupé with a full hybrid drive - technically a symbiosis of engines with a maximum system output of 140 kW (187 hp) and a continuously variable CVT automatic transmission, coupled with the tried and tested smooth roadholding and comfortable equipment. The sister model Fusion has been available in the USA since the first generation since April 2009 and Ford is an important supplier of hybrid cars in the home market. Technical details The Mondeo Hybrid is powered by a 2.0 L naturally aspirated engine with 140 ... Continue readingFord Mondeo Hybrid

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Audi e-tron Sportback concept

It celebrated its world premiere at the Auto Shanghai 2017 spring trade fair: the Audi e-tron Sportback concept is not only a design study and a technology platform, but also the next step for Audi on the road to electromobility. The study of the four-door Gran Tourismo will be the second all-electric vehicle from the Ingolstadt brand after the Audi e-tron, which is due to hit the market in 2018. New electric car for 2019 The Sportback concept is a coupé variant with a 320 kW (435 PS) electric drive, ... Continue readingAudi e-tron Sportback concept

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