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Twingo ZE - Copyright Renault

Twingo ZE - launch as a special “Vibes” model in Germany

Renault continues to expand its range of electric cars. Below the modified ZOE, the Twingo ZE is a special “Vibes” model in the small car segment as a competitor such as the e-up! at the start. From August 2020, the special model can be ordered in white or flashy orange. The starter package includes 16-inch wheels and the well-known EASY LINK online multimedia system with a 7-inch touchscreen. The deliveries should then take place at the end of this calendar year.

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E-Up! Dates - model year 2020

Volkswagen is with the e-up! on the move with the zeitgeist: trendy, two-tone paintwork such as “teal blue” with a black roof or red with a white roof give it a high recognition value. The interior is also painted in the same color throughout - a good approach in the fight against the trend of viewing it as a purely commercial vehicle. In terms of price, the city car, equipped with a 60 kW (82 PS) electric motor and a 32,3 kWh battery, starts at a list price of 23.000 euros.

Nissan Leaf model year 2020

Nissan Leaf e + TEKNA 2020 test

The Nissan Leaf is one of the best-selling electric cars in the world. The motto of the most powerful version with the model suffix "e +" is characterized by the attributes faster (0-160 km / h in 6,8 seconds), higher (160 kW / 217 PS engine) and further (range up to 500 km) the end. For years, the previous model has been used frequently in the city area due to its acceptable range. In the current, completely revised version "e +", there is a plus of a very sporty driving style and a significant increase in range compared to the basic models.

Nissan Leaf 2020

Price reductions for the Nissan Leaf in May 2020

The newly ignited competition in the small and compact car segment for electric cars is also affecting new car prices this year. In view of new competition, especially from Volkswagen and Tesla, Nissan is significantly reducing new car prices for the Nissan Leaf. The current Nissan Leaf was completely renewed in 2018 not only technically, but also externally.

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Goodbye internal combustion engine

Tesla announces the Gigafactory in the motherland of the car. Would a clear signal for the move to emission-free mobility have been needed? No, it was to be foreseen. While German automobile manufacturers have been struggling for years to optimize traditional combustion engines, Tesla is setting the automobile era in Germany for the 21st century.

Practical test Volkswagen e-Golf 2018

e-Golf as a bargain

The E-Golf, the purely electric variant of the VW Golf class, is lagging behind in terms of registration numbers. Volkswagen customers are waiting for the all-electric ID3. This year the e-Golf is over. The Golf 8 is still available as a partially electrified version - as a hybrid, which is always equipped with an internal combustion engine in addition to an electric motor. After the list price was reduced to 31.900 euros, the last e-Golfs are now available as bargains well below 20.000 euros. In our practical test from 2018, we placed emphasis on suitability for everyday use in cooler weather conditions.

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