New drive concepts need completely new platforms for electric cars to optimize range and driving performance. In recent years, for example, numerous newly developed platforms from global vehicle manufacturers have appeared for the coming generations of electric vehicles, from pre-series production to production readiness. We take a look at the special requirements for emission-free bodies.
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 exterior of the new generation of the Golf 8 is only slightly renewed, but the inner values reveal an interesting driving experience with a completely new technical concept and a digitized cockpit. With the current disruptions in the vehicle market, the revolutionary external conditions caused by the global corona pandemic and the resulting changing world of work, the transformed Golf from the last century is currently still one of the few constants in the automotive world.
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.
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.
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.