The condition of the battery in used e-cars is crucial for a reliable used car purchase. So far, mileage and durable thermal management for the battery were mainly criteria for used electric cars. The Munich start-up Twaice is campaigning for more transparency in the evaluation of used batteries. In a short interview with Lennart Hinrichs (Commercial Director of TWAICE Technologies GmbH) we take a look at the projects for evaluating used batteries.
BMW is expanding its range of vehicles with electrified drive to include the first electric X model. It is the entry into the all-electric SUV models. The motorization of the BMW X3 is now broadly based, from gasoline and diesel engines to plug-in hybrids and all-electric drives. Production takes place at the Chinese production site in Shenyang of the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture and is also produced there for global export.
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.
No model, no SUV, no waste of space ... just a simple urban electric vehicle. At first glance, the new American looks like the little retro speedster from the 50s, a Heinkel cabin scooter on four wheels. At second glance, the reduction to a covered mobility solution turns out to be a clever move. With an electric range of up to 70 km and a top speed of 45 km / h, it is the urban deceleration. Any 16-year-old with an AM driver's license can drive the vehicle.