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?
Switzerland is not a member of the EU and is pursuing its own national path in promoting the electric car. While high state premiums in Norway and Germany in particular provide an incentive to buy, in Switzerland a division into national and cantonal support measures ensures regional peculiarities. We take a look at electric car subsidies and the most popular electric cars.
The e-car boom in Norway has brought very different winners into focus among manufacturers. The manufacturer, which can deliver electric cars in the premium segment, is at the top of the registration statistics because of the high tax savings. The market is very dynamic, and high-quality electric cars are in demand.
After many months until the software operating system for the ID.3 was finally released, the electrified successor to the Golf is already part of everyday street life in 2021. In our long-distance test, it sets a few standards by which the competition in the compact class can orient itself. A look at the references for ID.3.
The sting of the fading diesel scandal seems to be driving the motivation for new, ambitious, climate-friendly projects at Volkswagen. Under the slogan 'Way to Zero', VW has visualized its plans to decarbonise the company and its products. At least on the balance sheet, Volkswagen wants to be climate-neutral by 2050 at the latest. The goal that was already propagated in 2018 of reducing CO2030 emissions per vehicle in Europe by 2% by 30 has now been recalibrated and set at 40%. The enormous demand for the ID family can arguably be seen as the main cause of these improvements. Quo vadis Volkswagen?
In 2017, Volkswagen presented the ID.Crozz SUV as a concept vehicle. According to the brand management board Ulbrich, the ID.4 is to become a global SUV project: "A real world car that we will produce and sell not only in Europe, but also in China and the USA." ID.4 is to come onto the market as a carbon-neutral vehicle.