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These changes will apply to drivers from 2024

The new packages of measures from the current budget resolutions result in massive changes for drivers. From electric cars to combustion engines, there are many innovations that will place new burdens on driving from 2024 onwards. In this overview we take a look at the effects in 2024

These manufacturers continue to pay premiums for electric cars

All manufacturers are making short-term plans for their own incentive bonuses for their electric cars. The competition from Asian manufacturers and the cancellation of all bonuses by the traffic light government are causing European manufacturers to take action. We'll give some tips for new car buyers in the next few days. The list is constantly being updated.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Facelift 2021 Review

Hyundai has been using larger battery packs in the Kona-E since the 2020 model year and thus better ranges in everyday life. The first successes came with 14.008 E-Konas sold last year. In addition to the short journeys, the completely redesigned compact SUV with easier entry and exit and the slightly raised seating position offers contemporary clarity and enough space for longer trips on vacation. With the facelift for 2021 there were still some optical and technical updates. In the summer test with the large 64 kWh battery pack, we took a close look at its suitability for long journeys.

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Volvo responds to BAFA requirements

From January 2022, the regulations for state funding for plug-in hybrids in Germany will be significantly tightened. This primarily affects the large and heavy SUV models with a range of less than 60 kilometers. In order to continue receiving financial support from the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA), plug-in hybrids with approval from January 2022 must extend their electric range to 60 kilometers. The plug-in SUV as a company car is particularly popular because of the subsidies for new acquisitions and ... Continue readingVolvo responds to BAFA requirements

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E-Niro goes into the new model year with upgrades

At the Consumers Electronic Show in Las Vegas in January 2018, Kia gave an outlook on its electromobility strategy and showed the Niro EV concept vehicle. The battery-electric version of the Niro crossover model is already one of the most popular SUV models in the BAFA statistics. In the meantime, 204 of the e-Niro Spirit 2020 model year 3.475 alone have received the environmental bonus (as of July 1, 2021)

Sono Motors plans to start deliveries in 2023 for new orders - battery update

At Sono Motors, the start of deliveries for new orders will not begin until 2023. At the moment there is no telling whether the concept will have a real chance on the market in the next two years, given the massive competition. Not everything that is implemented in the new concept will necessarily meet with approval from potential buyers.

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