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MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4. - Copyright BMW Group MINI

MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4

The British premium brand's first plug-in hybrid model will hit the market on June 24, 2017. The Countryman's hybrid system consists of a three-cylinder gasoline engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology and an electric synchronous motor. The resulting system output of 165 kW (224 hp) accelerates the MINI from 6,8 to 0 km / h in 100 seconds. The first plug-in hybrid from MINI The electric motor is fundamentally responsible for starting off. Only at a speed of 80 km / h does the combustion engine switch on, which can be switched off manually but also again ... Continue readingMINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4

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FE Fuel Cell Concept - Hyundai's fuel cell concept

At the Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai presented its IONIQ models as well as the “FE Fuel Cell Concept”, whose drive technology should offer a range of 800 kilometers. The "FE Fuel Cell Concept" - FE stands for Future Eco - is technically a successor to the Hyundai i35 Fuel Cell, which has been on the market since 2013. The further development of a system that is 20 percent lighter and a 30 percent higher energy density has resulted in an efficiency increase of 10 percent, which ... Continue readingFE Fuel Cell Concept - Hyundai's fuel cell concept

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Full hybrid Lexus CT 200h in a new look

The Lexus CT 200h premiered at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010 as one of the first with full hybrid drive in the compact car segment in the premium segment. With moderate gasoline consumption and low C02 emissions, he found an environmentally conscious target audience around the world. According to the manufacturer, 75.000 vehicles have so far been sold in Europe. Revised design The chief engineer of the CT 200h Chika Kako explains: “We have further increased the progressiveness of the CT 200h. Its updated design is more emotional and sporty ... Continue readingFull hybrid Lexus CT 200h in a new look

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The electric offensive from Mercedes-Benz

The next step in the electric offensive: Mercedes-Benz is expanding its production sites for the new EQ electric brand and thus establishing a flexible production network in Germany. After Bremen, Sindelfingen will be the second location where Mercedes-Benz will produce the electric vehicles of its new product brand EQ. As a new competence center for battery-electric models in the upper and luxury class, Mercedes-Benz now has a total of three German car plants in which electromobility plays a key role. In addition to the upcoming electric car plants in Bremen and Sindelfingen, Rastatt is ... Continue readingThe electric offensive from Mercedes-Benz

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Wallbox systems

Although it is also possible to charge the electric vehicle at the domestic socket with 230 volts, it is much safer to use a charging station in order to be able to charge your electric vehicle quickly and safely at home. In addition to the wallbox systems from automobile manufacturers, there are wallboxes from independent manufacturers that are suitable for various electric vehicles. Not every automobile manufacturer offers its own wallbox system for its electric vehicle, so the user is left with the question of which charging station is the right one for his electric vehicle ... Continue readingWallbox systems

Jaguar I-Pace

The all-electric SUV from the British car manufacturer Jaguar premiered at the LA Auto Show in November 2016. So far, only a concept vehicle, the Jaguar I-PACE will be presented as a series vehicle at the end of this year and will appear in stores in 2018. The big cat now purrs electrically The silhouette of the I-PACE is inspired by the cab-forward design of the C-X75 and, thanks to the coupé-like side line, impresses with an outstandingly sporty appearance with a particularly low drag value of ... Continue readingJaguar I-Pace

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