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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 +

Nissan Leaf Tekna 2016

According to the manufacturer, the Nissan Leaf, with 200.000 units already sold, is an electric car that is used relatively frequently in practice. After our test in the first edition, we take a look at the improved range and the new model maintenance measures in the Tekna equipment variant. At first glance, the Nissan Leaf is an unmistakable representative of the compact class. The striking headlights and an idiosyncratic design stand out pleasantly from the smoothly ironed European mainstream. Furthermore, Nissan relies on ... Continue reading "Nissan Leaf Tekna 2016

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