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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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Charging station apps for smartphones

The smartphone as a constant companion in all situations is now part of everyday life. Using the smartphone as a navigation device or aid in the car has certainly not been a big issue for drivers of electric cars, as they can display available charging stations on a map with their built-in navigation system. However, some built-in navigation devices do not offer the desired information with regard to the charging infrastructure. There is now a good reason for drivers of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids to ... Continue reading "Charging station apps for smartphones

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Natural Gas Cars - Market Overview

The use of natural gas as a fuel is not as innovative as some might think. Natural gas has been used as a fuel for 150 years, as the Frenchman Jean-Joseph Étienne Lenoir developed the first gas engine and installed it in a vehicle as early as 1860. A lot has happened since then - the vehicles have admittedly become more modern, but the basic technology of this type of drive has remained the same. Since the mid-XNUMXs, the ... Continue reading "Natural Gas Cars - Market Overview

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Opel Ampera-e will be released in spring 2017

The electric car segment will leave the niche market in 2017. And Opel, which had entered a niche market with its predecessor Ampera since 2012, will be the first traditional manufacturer to bring a competitive electric car onto the market in 2017. At the Paris Motor Show, the debut hit like a bang. With the NEDC range of 500 km and a range of 300 to 350 km that can be expected in practice, the Ampera meets the requirements of many new target groups. The price… Continue reading "Opel Ampera-e will be released in spring 2017

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Toyota Prius +

Toyota is one of the first manufacturers to consistently rely on hybrid drives. With over 9 million customers who have used the drive so far, the manufacturer has a large and loyal customer potential. The revised energy-saving drive concept is intended to attract even more customers. There are now over 30 car models with hybrid drives in the Toyota range. Time to test the redesigned seven-seater MPV. The technical innovations Toyota uses a larger lithium-ion battery in the new model ... Continue reading "Toyota Prius +

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