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green car magazine spring issue 2022

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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Maserati enters Formula E with the Gen3

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.

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Opel is banking on new signals in electromobility

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.

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EXIT - the global automobile manufacturer's electric car offensive

The planned innovations in the Euro 7 standard from 2025 is a challenge for all global manufacturers. In the first half of 2021, most manufacturers have already set their exit scenarios from the internal combustion engine with a specific date following the announcements made in recent years. As a discontinued model, the combustion engine will only be of interest to car markets without clear specifications for the manufacturer. A look at the exit scenarios of the traditional manufacturers shows clear differences.

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IAA Mobility Splitter 2021

This year, the IAA Mobility stands for many premieres in the field of electromobility. This year the global manufacturers are planning a big hit with regard to emission-free electric cars. The presentation of the VW.ID from Volkswagen will probably place the future on electric cars at the core brand. The complete conversion of the motor vehicle fleet to electric cars was accelerated several times over the course of the year. There are also ambitious goals for expanding the charging infrastructure in Europe.

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Mercedes accelerates electromobility by 2025

Following the announcements by Volkswagen, Mercedes also wants to focus on the transformation process towards an electric car manufacturer in the coming years. According to the company, at least one battery-electric vehicle (BEV) will be offered in all segments as early as 2022. All new vehicle architectures will be electric as early as 2025, and an electric variant will then be in the portfolio for all models.

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