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?
Since the introduction of the Volvo XC40 as a compact SUV in 2017, sales figures in Europe have increased steadily from year to year. The purely electric SUV version combines the zero-emission drive with a sophisticated armada of assistance systems. Volvo wants to continue to set the safety standards in automotive engineering and is therefore upgrading the current cars with driver assistance systems and noticeably increasing occupant protection. In the relatively mild winter, we were able to extensively experience the purely electric and probably future-oriented technology of the Volvo XC40.
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).
With the installation of larger batteries in electric cars, many drivers also travel directly on vacation with their emission-free companions. If you want to drive to your holiday destination as stress-free as possible, you should set out with a few important tips. Proper preparation helps against unnecessary stress in the most pleasant time of the year. We at green car magazine inform you about the special features of a vacation trip with the e-car and valuable tips for planning a relaxed trip.
Sportier and as a coupé also an eye-catcher, the EV 6 presents itself as the more potent brother of the Ioniq 5. Kia is finally giving the Stromer the qualities that make it the ideal travel companion on long journeys. In addition to the large battery pack and the powerful engine, the 800 volt on-board electronics are particularly interesting for a very fast charging process on the superchargers. That was reason enough for us to subject the EV6 to an extensive travel test. What qualities does the electric coupe offer as a tourer?
The battery is the Achilles' heel of electric cars because it supplies the motor with the necessary energy and determines how long the range is. Various battery technologies have established themselves on the market in recent years and technical development is progressing rapidly.