For the German two-wheeler industry, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic resulted in significant sales and revenue growth in the past and current year. The trend towards the home office and the use of bicycles / pedelecs as a replacement for local public transport set trends that will probably continue in the years to come. Manufacturers and bicycle dealers were faced with new challenges in the face of booming demand.
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The Rimac Concept_S was built to utilize the maximum potential of the Rimac all-wheel drive torque vectoring system. Compared to the Concept_One, the Concept_S has 218 kW (296 PS) more power and 200 Nm more torque - plus 50 kilos less weight and aggressive aerodynamics.
Germany has made a clear commitment to Germany as a business location. Due to the great tradition in automobile construction, Germany as a location offers an excellently developed supplier industry, technically experienced engineers and, above all, an audience of car fans. No wonder, then, that the established Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor Co. has now opened the doors to its European office in the Bavarian capital. All activities for the European market are to be coordinated from here.
According to Maserati, the Gen3, one of the lightest, fastest and most powerful racing cars in Formula E, will compete in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship from the 2022/2023 season. With the entry of the new electric racing car, Maserati will make a comeback in the formula circus after more than 60 years. The history of the Italian manufacturer, which is closely related to racing, will be expanded to include a further milestone in the next racing season.
It has been clear since last year that Stellantis is increasingly focusing on the electrification of car and minibus models for the Peugeot, Citroen and Opel brands. The combustion engines are now only obsolete models in the coming years. Opel specified the plans again at the beginning of the year. This year, the Opel Combo Life, Vivaro Combi and Zafira Life models can now only be ordered with an electric drive.