By equipping the basic version of the Tesla Model 3 with batteries, there is already a global order for CATL. The special feature of the current batteries, which have been in use since the end of 2021, is the composition of the cathode material. CATL supplies lithium iron phosphate cells for the manufacturer. They can be recognized by the abbreviation LFP, where the letter F stands for Ferrum (iron).
Paradigm shift at Subaru. The traditional manufacturer of all-wheel drive cars with boxer engines, in cooperation with Toyota, is launching a robust all-wheel drive vehicle equipped with 2 electric motors and a total output of 218 hp. At first glance, the Solterra falls into the traditional Subaru schema with a rugged exterior appearance and prominent wheel arches. The plastic surrounds and the underbody protection also give an idea of the typical properties for robust off-road use. We tested it intensively in the field.
Working from home, the pandemic and the Ukraine crisis with the sharp rise in energy costs are affecting future mobility in Europe. In addition to bicycles and pedelecs, light vehicles have become a popular alternative for commuters in the last two years. A compact design, a significantly reduced energy consumption compared to the car and a smaller space requirement are obvious advantages for the increasingly popular Micro Cars.
In the middle of December we finally have another onset of winter in the real north. In front of the door is the ID.4 with the 80% charged battery, we start the first winter test for a day in the middle of a dense snow flurry. A hand’s breadth of snow has already spread over the ID.4 like a coat. So first scrape the windows and then take a seat in the cool seat. With that, the trip into what feels like the first real winter for years begins in December. How does the ID.4 fare in the winter endurance test?
As a former British sports car manufacturer, MG has a lot of tradition in the brand name. The manufacturer has been taken over by the "Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation" since 2007 and has completely realigned the core of the brand towards a lucrative price-performance ratio. The Chinese manufacturer also wants to score points in Europe and is counting on a growing dealer network in Germany. The SUV model Marvel aims to score points in the premium segment with extensive assistance systems and equipment. There are numerous suppliers in the SUV segment, the battery-electric versions are vying for… Continue readingDoes the MG Marvel R rock the competition?
At Volvo, the focus is on traditional values such as the comfortable interior and the large, trapezoidal central information display combined with new, purely digital elements. Our 2024 winter test focuses on driving safety and consumption values in cold weather conditions.