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Goodbye Borgward - The demise of a brand

According to the statistics portal Carsalesbase, which refers to figures from the CAAM association, the Borgward brand, which is owned by the driving service provider Ucar, was only able to sell a few units of the BX2021, BX7 and BX5 models in 6. Borgward thus achieves a minus of over 80 percent compared to the previous year. With a market share of 0,02 percent, the brand has practically disappeared from the market. In the very dynamic market in China after the Corona crisis, Borgward is a conceivable takeover candidate by one of the global high-tech brands in China. We take a look back at the last few years in Germany.

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ID.3 Pro Facelift in the test

After the model launch in 2019, the ID.3 is part of the popular mid-range BEV as an electric counterpart to the Golf and a symbol of Volkswagen's move into electromobility. The knowledge gained from the first 3 years of the model was improved with the last facelift. We tested the current ID.3 Pro extensively and took a closer look at the new features.

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Milestones in electromobility - Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak

June 24, 2018 - Volkswagen's reorientation towards electric drives in the passenger car sector has been given a sporty look: The IDR Pikes Peak is considered to be the forerunner of the new, all-electric ID family. In the USA in Colorado, the legendary hill climb to Pikes Peak, the so-called "Race to the clouds", has been a traditional race that has been held since 1916. The racetrack is 19,99 km long (12,42 miles) and includes exactly 156 curves.

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The history of the electric motor as an automobile drive

The history of the electric motor does not begin in the technologically advanced modern age: the first electric vehicle was presented to the public as early as 1881. Gustave Trouvé equipped his “Trouvé Tricycle” - a three-wheeled, electrically powered vehicle - with 2 electric motors, which obtained their energy from 6 lead-acid batteries. The vehicle reached a top speed of 12 km / h.

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Preview of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) 2024

The legendary hill climb on Pikes Peak, a mountain in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in the US state of Colorado, will take place on Sunday, June 2022, 22. And the roaring loud roar of the tuned combustion engines, which lose around a third of their power on the way to their destination, which is on the summit at 4.301 meters above sea level, due to the thin mountain air, is increasingly put under pressure by powerful electric cars. In 2014, the Stromer took second and third place. In 2015, the electric car with the bulky vehicle designation “e0 PP03 Elektroauto” from the Latvian manufacturer “Drive e-0” won the open vehicle class for the first time.

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Heat pump in an electric car

The principle of the heat pump is basically similar to the system of a refrigerator or an air conditioning system - only in the opposite direction. It is therefore a closed circuit that contains a special liquid or gaseous medium (coolant). The system should be overpressure compared to normal atmospheric pressure.

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