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Lexus RX 450 h version F-Sport

Lexus relies on the trend of providers in the premium segment for SUV buyers. The extroverted appearance with the huge radiator grille and the generous dimensions was equipped with a hybrid drive. The large 3,5 liter V6 cylinder with 193 kW (263 hp) is supported by two electric motors with 2 kW (50 hp) and 68 kW (123 hp). How does the drive affect consumption and how does the top dog fare in the everyday test? Our test car is tested with the premium equipment "F-SPORT". As… Continue reading "Lexus RX 450 h version F-Sport

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Infiniti Q50 S Hybrid - Drive the difference

Hybrid drives are now reaching premium automobiles. Nissan's luxury brand Infiniti is offering a particularly dynamic version of the new Q50. With a total of 360 hp system output from a V6 and electric motor, coupled with a 7-speed converter transmission, the Q50 offers a very sporty alternative with a few technical features. The finely crafted sports car already attracts attention in everyday life with its idiosyncratic, dynamically accentuated shape, and a special play of light edges emphasizes the overall concept. Nissan has the overall concept compared to the previous model ... Continue reading "Infiniti Q50 S Hybrid - Drive the difference

Range champion Opel Ampera-e New prospects: The engine compartment of the new Opel Ampera-e differs significantly from cars with conventional drives. Image source Opel GM

Ampera-e - available from autumn 2017

With a view to the German premiere of the Opel Ampera, Opel is now publishing the technical details and suggesting that it will be better suited for everyday use than its competitors. A restricted top speed in favor of a range of up to 380 km, rapid acceleration from 8 to 0 km / h in under 100 seconds and some standard assistants are the additions for improved acceptance. The short ranges were indicated as pointing the way towards the reluctance of electric vehicle drivers. The details according to ... Continue reading "Ampera-e - available from autumn 2017

Production sites for electric and hybrid cars in Germany

In international comparison, Germany is still a high-quality location for automobile production. The “Made in Germany” quality feature is one reason for the relatively stable production sites. A good 20 different car series roll off the assembly line at more than 50 locations. It is produced in Germany by the car manufacturers Mercedes, VW, Porsche, Opel, Ford and Audi. We take a look at the locations for electric and hybrid vehicles. The German automobile production sites are spread from Emden in the north to Munich in ... Continue reading "Production sites for electric and hybrid cars in Germany

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Smart electric drive 2017 - price list and accessories

When I recently parked the Nissan Evalia at the post office at temperatures around freezing point right next to a smart electric drive of the previous version, the ranges in cold temperatures were exchanged with the driver. According to his information, the practical value here was 30 to 40 kilometers for the Smart he drove in winter. The Smart ED as a coupé and convertible has been on the market since mid-2012. It was standard with a 55 kW engine ... Continue reading "Smart electric drive 2017 - price list and accessories

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Electric trendsetter Norway at a glance

Norway is independent of the automobile manufacturers. For this reason, Norway can decide relatively freely about alternative forms of propulsion and promote their implementation accordingly. We have put together an overview of the most important provisions from the transport plan and the funding opportunities. Norwegian Transport Plan 2018–2029 (summary) • By the time Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) take over the market, mainly plug-in hybrids should be sold - they should be able to fill up with bio-petrol. • From 2025, all new light vehicles, as well as ... Continue reading "Electric trendsetter Norway at a glance

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