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Hyundai Kona Electric Facelift 2021 - Copyright Hyundai

Hyundai Kona Electric Facelift 2021 Review

Hyundai has been using larger battery packs in the Kona-E since the 2020 model year and thus better ranges in everyday life. The first successes came with 14.008 E-Konas sold last year. In addition to the short journeys, the completely redesigned compact SUV with easier entry and exit and the slightly raised seating position offers contemporary clarity and enough space for longer trips on vacation. With the facelift for 2021 there were still some optical and technical updates. In the summer test with the large 64 kWh battery pack, we took a close look at its suitability for long journeys.

Kia e-Niro model year 2021 - Copyright Kia

E-Niro goes into the new model year with upgrades

At the Consumers Electronic Show in Las Vegas in January 2018, Kia gave an outlook on its electromobility strategy and showed the Niro EV concept vehicle. The battery-electric version of the Niro crossover model is already one of the most popular SUV models in the BAFA statistics. In the meantime, 204 of the e-Niro Spirit 2020 model year 3.475 alone have received the environmental bonus (as of July 1, 2021)

VW ID.3 1st Edition 2021

ID.3 surprises in long-distance test

After many months until the software operating system for the ID.3 was finally released, the electrified successor to the Golf is already part of everyday street life in 2021. In our long-distance test, it sets a few standards by which the competition in the compact class can orient itself. A look at the references for ID.3.

Fisker Ocean - Copyright Fisker

Fisker Ocean - Start of production planned in Graz in 2022

The car manufacturer around the Dane Henrik Fisker is starting a new attempt to bring an electric SUV onto the market and is daring a fresh start with the Ocean at the end of 2022. According to a Twitter statement by Henrik Fisker on March 2021, 18, the competing model should go on sale as early as 2019 at a price of less than $ 40.000. But instead of the start of production, the entire concept has now been revised and fundamentally reissued as the OCEAN model and now it is to be built in Graz at Magna for the European market from the 4th quarter of 2022.

Mini Cooper SE Facelift 2021 - Copyright BMW / Mini

Mini Cooper SE Facelift - Price List July 2021

Two years ago, almost no manufacturer could be without an electric vehicle concept at the IAA 2017. And so BMW Mini also presented a purely electric design study in Frankfurt: The MINI Electric Concept was intended to give a foretaste of the purely electric series model of the MINI, which was presented in 2019. Now the Mini has been presented with the new facelift since March 2021 with a 135 kW / 184 PS electric motor and extensive standard equipment including LED headlights, 2-zone automatic air conditioning, heating with heat pump technology, auxiliary heating, electric parking brake and connected navigation.

Renault Zoe Intense 2021

Renault Zoe Intens 2021 in winter test

Renault offers in the current Zoe from the basic equipment the B-mode as an additional selectable driving mode. In addition to the conventional D-mode, drivers can also switch to the B-mode while driving. The driver accelerates, brakes and stops almost entirely with the accelerator pedal. Even on downhill gradients, the vehicle can be decelerated by releasing the accelerator pedal without using the brake pedal.

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