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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.

Markus Reis, Product Manager Mercedes-Benz eSprinter - Copyright Mercedes-Benz

>> Mercedes-Benz Vans electrifies its entire commercial product portfolio <

One of the most popular delivery vans in Germany has an electric counterpart by its side - the eSprinter. Mercedes-Benz's commercial customers will in future be able to choose between the conventional combustion engine and the emission-free electric motor for the Sprinter. With the first generation of the eSprinter, the investment costs for the operational infrastructure are a decisive cost factor in addition to the purchase price. An app, which will be available in spring 2020, is intended to bring more transparency to investment decisions.

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Muscle games - Tesla Gigafactory

Entrepreneur Elon Musk had already taken care of PayPal for decades with his first global project. After the sale to Google, the new global players were hurriedly launched. In addition to Hyperloop and SpaceX, Tesla has been the focus of electromobility for years with a clear media star: Elon Musk. Tesla has already lived on large-format announcements and visions for the future in the past.

Porsche Taycan 4S - Copyright Porsche

Porsche Taycan 4S - The entry-level model

After the launch of the new Porsche Taycan electric sports car in September 2019, the sports car manufacturer is introducing the third version of the sports sedan, the Taycan 4S. The latest model is available with two battery sizes and, according to the manufacturer, has an output of up to 390 kW (530 PS) or, with the Performance Battery Plus, up to 420 kW (571 PS). After the two turbo models, the Taycan 4S is the entry point to the model range.

The Volvo XC40 gets a fully electric offshoot - Copyright Volvo Cars

Volvo XC40 as an electric car celebrates its premiere in October

The all-electric version of the Volvo XC40 will be presented in October. The Swedish automobile manufacturer is presenting its first all-electric car based on the compact premium SUV. Volvo promises to put one of the safest cars on the road through appropriate measures.

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