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The Volvo XC40 gets a fully electric offshoot - Copyright Volvo Cars

Volvo XC40 as an electric car celebrates its premiere in October

The all-electric version of the Volvo XC40 will be presented in October. The Swedish automobile manufacturer is presenting its first all-electric car based on the compact premium SUV. Volvo promises to put one of the safest cars on the road through appropriate measures.

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Solar roofs are an important reason to buy an electric car

What are the reasons for buying an electric car? In a study result of the new end customer monitor from EuPD Research, the most important reasons for the purchase of an electric car are presented. The main reasons from the study from the EUPD's point of view are summarized below.

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Review of the IAA 2017 - curtain up for the electric concept cars

A look back at the IAA 2017 is enough for a moment to recall the vehicle concepts of the time. A limited selection of the groundbreaking electric cars was presented two years ago. Back then, BMW was able to score a lot, as the more powerful BMW i2s model was also presented alongside the established i3.

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Bosch - system solutions for electromobility

For the manufacturer Bosch, the future lies in electromobility. The trend towards electrification of the powertrain enables Bosch to conquer the heart of the automotive industry. With the previously presented eAxle axle drive system, the transmission, e-machine and power electronics are combined in one housing. By reducing the number of connectors, cables, seals and bearings in production, the drive train becomes cheaper and more efficient. The system can be scaled to the requirements of the vehicle manufacturer.

Dr. Tilo Schweers, Head of Development, Alternative Drives, Borgward Group AG - Copyright Borgward Group AG

Guest commentary by Dr. Tilo Schweers

Borgward is working intensively on the electrification of the drive train and will present a purely electric SUV based on the BX2017 series for the European market at the upcoming IAA 7. The BX7 EV will offer competitive range and acceptable charging times. However, those are not the only advantages. As is typical of the brand, this model will also convince our customers with unrivaled space in this class, a high level of comfort, the best possible security, modern online infotainment and German design. This is the guiding principle of ... Continue reading "Guest commentary by Dr. Tilo Schweers

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Moteg - startup with a focus on electromobility

The young start-up company Moteg from Flensburg has only been on the market for two years. It was able to establish itself in the trend industry of e-mobility in a short time, because founder Dr. As a former development manager for electric motors at Danfoss, Siegfried Götz is no novice. With professional experience and extensive knowledge in the field of electromobility with him, he founded his own engineering office Moteg. The construction of a production site for electric motors in the region is planned for this year. Hereinafter… Continue reading "Moteg - startup with a focus on electromobility

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