EV stories - I love electric vehicles! https://www.evstories.com/ en Over 99 % of Renault Zoe batteries are still fully functional https://www.evstories.com/renault/over-99-renault-zoe-batteries-are-still-fully-functional <span>Over 99 % of Renault Zoe batteries are still fully functional</span> <div class="primary-image field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/images/Renault-Zoe-ev-ma-04.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/images/Renault-Zoe-ev-ma-04.jpg" width="900" height="637" alt="Renault Zoe" title="Renault Zoe" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/electric-vehicles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Electric Vehicles</span></span> <span>Tue, 05/17/2022 - 16:45</span> <div class="text-content field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>The Renault Zoe city car</strong> has been one of <a href="https://www.electrichunter.com/electric-cars/most-popular-electric-cars-moment" title="The most popular electric cars">the most popular electric cars</a> in Europe for years. According to Renault, the electric car batteries have proven themselves in simple endurance tests: <strong>more than 99 % of all batteries used in the Renault ZOE since the market launch in 2013 are still fully functional and have at least 70 percent of the capacity.</strong> This applies to all battery types - from the 22 kWh battery pack in the first years of production to the current 52 kWh battery.</p> <p>There used to be a concern that the traction batteries in electric cars would lose a lot of power at an early stage or even break down completely. This has not yet happened on a large scale, but some remain concerned about long-term durability. Renault, therefore, grants a guarantee of eight years or 160,000 kilometers on purchased batteries from the ZOE - there used to be a rental offer. In addition, the French manufacturer guaranteed a minimum capacity of 70 percent of the value when the electric vehicle was purchased over this period or the entire distance.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-first-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">First image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/Renault-Zoe-ev-ma-03.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/Renault-Zoe-ev-ma-03.jpg" width="900" height="442" alt="Renault Zoe" title="Renault Zoe" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-second-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Battery chemistry loses storage capacity over time. But, according to the company, this has only rarely happened beyond the framework guaranteed by Renault. "Less than one percent of all Renault ZOE batteries ever put into circulation fell below this mark and had to be replaced," says Renault. This also applies to vehicles whose battery guarantee has already expired. So concerns about declining power storage performance are unfounded, assures the carmaker.</p> <p><strong>The French company uses only lithium-ion batteries with a high energy and power density in the current <a href="https://www.cardivision.com/renault/renault-zoe-loved-europeans" title="Renault ZOE">Renault ZOE</a>.</strong> Intelligent battery management measures the temperature and voltage of each battery cell in the "ultramodern" power storage devices. It thus ensures that they neither overheat nor get too cold during operation and therefore lose their performance. This protects the cell chemistry and thus provides a long and complication-free battery life.</p> <p>In the event of a battery defect, Renault distinguishes whether the battery pack was purchased with the vehicle or rented separately. The latter was an offer available until November 2020, where the rental price was based on the term and mileage. In the case of a rental battery, the customer receives a used "but fully functional" battery whose condition meets the warranty conditions.</p> <p>If this is worthwhile, the old electricity storage is repaired and put back into circulation, either as storage for an electric vehicle or stationary applications. It is different with purchased batteries: Here, Renault always sends the car battery for repair and then has it reinstalled in the car. The battery is only replaced if the repair costs exceed the battery value.</p> <p>According to Renault, batteries can often be restored to an unrestrictedly suitable condition for everyday use by replacing individual modules. This is much cheaper than changing the entire battery pack and is particularly important for customers whose electric vehicles have already exceeded the battery warranty period. Only new modules are used for this. The battery of the current Renault ZOE consists of twelve such units, each containing 16 unit cells and housed in the same housing.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-second-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Second image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Renault-Zoe-ev-ma-01.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Renault-Zoe-ev-ma-01.jpg" width="900" height="437" alt="Renault Zoe" title="Renault Zoe" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Renault-Zoe-ev-ma-02.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Renault-Zoe-ev-ma-02.jpg" width="900" height="625" alt="Renault Zoe" title="Renault Zoe" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Renault-Zoe-ev-ma-05.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Renault-Zoe-ev-ma-05.jpg" width="900" height="518" alt="Renault Zoe" title="Renault Zoe" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-third-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Renault <strong>workshops can determine the condition of the traction batteries using a diagnostic tool</strong>. In the future, this should also be possible for e-vehicle owners themselves via the My Renault app.</p> <p>In addition, <strong>a digital battery certificate for the electric cars from Renault and Dacia</strong> about the remaining energy capacity of the drive battery is currently being developed. This digital battery certificate for electric vehicles should make it easier to calculate the residual value of the cars, contribute to easier resale and give the buyer certainty about the SoH (state of health) of their battery. The data for the digital battery certificate is read from the vehicle's battery management system. The information about the relationship between the original and the battery's current capacity is given as a percentage.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Tags</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/renault-zoe" title="Renault Zoe" hreflang="en">Renault Zoe</a></li> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/electric-vehicle-batteries" title="Electric vehicle batteries" hreflang="en">Electric vehicle batteries</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Category</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/news" title="News" hreflang="en">News</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-brand field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Brand</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/renault" title="Renault" hreflang="en">Renault</a></li> </ul> </div> Tue, 17 May 2022 15:45:40 +0000 Electric Vehicles 119 at https://www.evstories.com https://www.evstories.com/renault/over-99-renault-zoe-batteries-are-still-fully-functional#comments Famous photographer shoots the new BMW i7 electric car https://www.evstories.com/bmw/famous-photographer-shoots-new-bmw-i7-electric-car <span>Famous photographer shoots the new BMW i7 electric car</span> <div class="primary-image field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/images/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-01.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/images/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-01.jpg" width="900" height="473" alt="BMW i7 electric car" title="BMW i7 electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/haut-fashion" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Haut Fashion</span></span> <span>Sat, 05/14/2022 - 12:49</span> <div class="text-content field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The new <strong>BMW i7 is the subject of a series of breathtaking photographs</strong> taken by the renowned photographer Nick Knight. The brand-new <strong>BMW i7 electric car enters a brand-new age of driving enjoyment and personalized mobility</strong> within the realm of premium automobiles. The BMW Group worked with fashion photographer and internationally acclaimed British artist Nick Knight on the launch campaign.</p> <p>Photographer Nick Knight is based in the United Kingdom. "<strong>The </strong><a href="https://www.electrichunter.com/ev-news/bmw-i7-electric-car-symbol-luxury-driving-pleasure" target="_blank" title="BMW i7 electric car"><strong>BMW i7</strong></a><strong> represents the pinnacle of technological advancement</strong>. As a direct consequence of this tech, our goal has been to have the automobile set as a piece of art and shot by an artist with a stellar international reputation. "Never before has a BMW been exhibited artistically and progressively," said Jens Thiemer, BMW AG's Executive Vice President for Customer and Brand.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-first-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">First image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-02.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-02.jpg" width="900" height="454" alt="BMW i7 electric car" title="BMW i7 electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-04.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-04.jpg" width="900" height="526" alt="BMW i7 electric car" title="BMW i7 electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-05.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-05.jpg" width="900" height="577" alt="BMW i7" title="BMW i7" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-06.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-06.jpg" width="900" height="593" alt="BMW i7" title="BMW i7" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-07.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-07.jpg" width="900" height="575" alt="BMW i7 electric car" title="BMW i7 electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-second-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This is an example of Forwardism; Nick Knight has created<strong> a one-of-a-kind photo and film series that captures the beginning of a new era marked by the release of the new BMW i7 electric car</strong>. The delight of being able to see and experience the future only moments before it comes into existence is referred to as forwardism. This idea relates to the practice of persistently questioning and challenging commonly held beliefs and techniques to have the most positive experiences possible and build a brighter future for oneself. This photoshoot produced a collection of expressive, sensual, and equally original photographs of their artistic quality. These pictures cognitively disrupt traditional visual habits. Both still and moving images provide the impression of being painted with light and transport the spectator into a world rich in color, new possibilities, and feelings.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-second-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Second image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-03.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-03.jpg" width="900" height="437" alt="BMW i7 electric car" title="BMW i7 electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-08.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-08.jpg" width="900" height="600" alt="BMW i7 electric car" title="BMW i7 electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-09.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-09.jpg" width="900" height="600" alt="BMW i7 electric car" title="BMW i7 electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-10.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-10.jpg" width="900" height="635" alt="BMW i7" title="BMW i7" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-11.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-11.jpg" width="900" height="600" alt="BMW i7" title="BMW i7" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-12.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-12.jpg" width="900" height="600" alt="BMW i7" title="BMW i7" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-13.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-13.jpg" width="900" height="600" alt="BMW i7" title="BMW i7" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-14.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/BMW-i7-electric-sedan-electric-car-ma-14.jpg" width="900" height="523" alt="BMW i7" title="BMW i7" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-third-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Challenging, courageous, and venturing into uncharted territory</strong></p> <p>Photographer Nick Knight is regarded as one of the most important and visionary artists working in the medium today. Since the beginning of his career, the British fashion photographer has eschewed the use of traditional norms in his work instead of focusing on continuously expanding his aesthetic and technological horizons. The artist, born in 1958, has established himself as a force in <a href="https://www.hautfashion.com/" target="_blank" title="Fashion Photography">fashion photography</a> thanks to his innovative partnerships with some of the most prominent designers. He questions preconceived conceptions of beauty by pursuing his ideals, takes on contentious societal topics, and engages in a debate between illusion and reality. In addition, he has a deep interest in experimenting with cutting-edge technology and fusing such endeavors with traditional photographic techniques in his works. And both he and his art are constantly evolving as a result.</p> <p><strong>The well-known advertising firm known as The Game was in charge of carrying out the advertising campaign</strong>, and its executive director, Thim Wagner, is the recipient of several awards. "Working with Nick Knight has been a remarkable privilege for me. I have been a fan of his work for many years, and I am aware that he has always been considered to be avant-garde development".</p> <p>Since the beginning, Nick Knight's work has been characterized by audacity, irreverence, and an ability to stimulate thinking. Neither could it be a more apt description for the marketing effort used to introduce the new BMW i7 electric car. @via <a href="https://www.bmwgroup.com/en.html" title="BMW Group">BMW Group</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Tags</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/bmw-i7" title="BMW i7" hreflang="en">BMW i7</a></li> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/electric-vehicle" title="electric vehicle" hreflang="en">electric vehicle</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Category</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/news" title="News" hreflang="en">News</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-brand field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Brand</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/bmw" title="BMW" hreflang="en">BMW</a></li> </ul> </div> Sat, 14 May 2022 11:49:50 +0000 Haut Fashion 118 at https://www.evstories.com https://www.evstories.com/bmw/famous-photographer-shoots-new-bmw-i7-electric-car#comments The BMW iX1 electric SUV will arrive in the autumn https://www.evstories.com/bmw/bmw-ix1-electric-suv-will-arrive-autumn <span>The BMW iX1 electric SUV will arrive in the autumn</span> <div class="primary-image field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/images/BMW-iX1-electric-SUV-2022-car-ma-01.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/images/BMW-iX1-electric-SUV-2022-car-ma-01.jpg" width="900" height="491" alt="BMW iX1 electric SUV" title="BMW iX1 electric SUV" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/car-division" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Car Division</span></span> <span>Tue, 05/10/2022 - 18:59</span> <div class="text-content field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><meta charset="utf-8" /><strong>The countdown to the third generation of the BMW X1 has started</strong>. For the first time, it also comes as a fully electric SUV. This winter, the camouflaged prototypes of the upcoming BMW iX1 have been allowed to evolve on snow and ice close to the Arctic Circle.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-first-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">First image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/BMW-iX1-electric-SUV-2022-car-ma-04.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/BMW-iX1-electric-SUV-2022-car-ma-04.jpg" width="900" height="469" alt="BMW iX1 electric SUV" title="BMW iX1 electric SUV" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/BMW-iX1-electric-SUV-2022-car-ma-02.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/BMW-iX1-electric-SUV-2022-car-ma-02.jpg" width="900" height="463" alt="BMW iX1 electric SUV" title="BMW iX1 electric SUV" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-second-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><meta charset="utf-8" /></p> <p>Snow-covered roads and specially prepared ice rinks are perfect for the BMW Group's winter test center outside Arjeplog, Sweden. New prototypes are tested to the maximum under typical Nordic winter conditions every year. <strong>This winter, camouflaged prototypes of the BMW iX1 electric SUV have followed in the electric wheel tracks of the prototypes of the BMW iX3, <a href="https://www.evstories.com/electric-cars/new-bmw-i4-electric-sedan-390-kw-and-range-600-km" title="BMW i4 electric sedan with 390 kW and a range of 600 km">BMW i4</a>, <a href="https://www.evstories.com/electric-cars/new-bmw-ix-electric-suv-phytonic-blue-metallic" title="BMW iX electric SUV">BMW iX</a>, and BMW i7 close to the Arctic Circle</strong>.</p> <p>After thorough testing and refinement of the interaction between electric motors, four-wheel drive, high-voltage battery, chassis and charging system on the prototypes of the BMW iX1, the cars can once again set course for warmer skies. The winter test has also provided valuable data for the optimal heat control for short charging time and long-range - even at temperatures below freezing.</p> <h2>The third electric SUV from BMW</h2> <p>With the fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology, the BMW iX1 builds on the electrical expertise BMW has shown on previous models. The BMW iX1 will be the third electric SUV from the German brand. With two electric motors (one on the front axle and one on the rear axle) coupled to the xDrive four-wheel drive, <strong>the BMW iX1 electric SUV guarantees the optimal balance between comfort and sportiness</strong>. Based on the values ​​from the current development stage of the prototypes, the BMW iX1 achieves a combined electrical consumption of 17.3 to 18.4 kWh and a range of 413 to 438 km.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-second-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Second image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/BMW-iX1-electric-SUV-2022-car-ma-07.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/BMW-iX1-electric-SUV-2022-car-ma-07.jpg" width="900" height="514" alt="BMW iX1 electric SUV" title="BMW iX1 electric SUV" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/BMW-iX1-electric-SUV-2022-car-ma-05.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/BMW-iX1-electric-SUV-2022-car-ma-05.jpg" width="900" height="468" alt="BMW iX1" title="BMW iX1" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/BMW-iX1-electric-SUV-2022-car-ma-06.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/BMW-iX1-electric-SUV-2022-car-ma-06.jpg" width="900" height="406" alt="BMW iX1" title="BMW iX1" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/BMW-iX1-electric-SUV-2022-car-ma-03.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/BMW-iX1-electric-SUV-2022-car-ma-03.jpg" width="900" height="414" alt="BMW iX1" title="BMW iX1" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-third-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Based on a very flexible architecture, the BMW iX1 electric SUV is produced on the same production line as the other new BMW X1 models with internal combustion engines and as plug-in hybrid versions.</p> <p><strong>Series production of the new BMW iX1 models will start in the autumn</strong>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Tags</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/bmw-ix1" title="BMW iX1" hreflang="en">BMW iX1</a></li> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/electric-suv" title="electric SUV" hreflang="en">electric SUV</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Category</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/electric-cars" title="Electric cars" hreflang="en">Electric cars</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-brand field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Brand</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/bmw" title="BMW" hreflang="en">BMW</a></li> </ul> </div> Tue, 10 May 2022 17:59:21 +0000 Car Division 117 at https://www.evstories.com https://www.evstories.com/bmw/bmw-ix1-electric-suv-will-arrive-autumn#comments The Lexus RZ 450e sales will begin in autumn 2022 https://www.evstories.com/lexus/lexus-rz-450e-sales-will-begin-autumn-2022 <span>The Lexus RZ 450e sales will begin in autumn 2022</span> <div class="primary-image field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/images/Lexus-RZ-450e-electric-car-2022-ma-02.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/images/Lexus-RZ-450e-electric-car-2022-ma-02.jpg" width="900" height="461" alt="Lexus RZ 450e electric car" title="Lexus RZ 450e electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/electric-vehicles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Electric Vehicles</span></span> <span>Wed, 05/04/2022 - 17:38</span> <div class="text-content field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>The Lexus RZ 450e will run on European roads in early 2023.</strong> It is the first model from Lexus to be developed from scratch as an electric car. For a few days now, interested parties have booked one of the first production slots and <strong>reserved an RZ 450e free of charge</strong>. However, the prices will not be communicated until the pre-sales are expected to start in autumn.</p> <p><strong>The new RZ 450e is the first Lexus car to be based from the start on an all-electric e-TNGA platform</strong>. The e-TNGA platform was designed by Toyota and Subaru, which offer their own models on the same platform. The first three electric cars look very similar, but the electric crossover SUV from Lexus stands out from the Toyota and Subaru models in terms of performance and premium standards.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-first-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">First image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/Lexus-RZ-450e-electric-car-2022-ma-03.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/Lexus-RZ-450e-electric-car-2022-ma-03.jpg" width="900" height="436" alt="Lexus RZ 450e electric car" title="Lexus RZ 450e electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/Lexus-RZ-450e-electric-car-2022-ma-04.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/Lexus-RZ-450e-electric-car-2022-ma-04.jpg" width="900" height="422" alt="Lexus RZ 450e electric car" title="Lexus RZ 450e electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-second-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>The total output of the two electric motors in the Lexus RZ 450e is 230 kW (313 hp)</strong>. The vehicle has a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 71.4 kW. Details on the range and charging times will be announced later. Lexus expects the RZ 450e to cover more than 400 kilometers per battery charge in the combined WLTP cycle. Combined power consumption of 18.1 kWh/100 km is targeted.</p> <p>Lexus emphasizes the <a href="https://www.lexus.com.sg/en/discover-lexus/news-and-events/lexus-unveils-the-all-new-rz-the-first-pure-battery-ev-for-global-markets.html" title="Steer-by-Wire control and system">Steer-by-Wire control and system</a> used for the first time in the RZ 450e, which is intended to offer the driver an entirely new dynamic driving experience. Instead of a mechanical connection, the driver's input from the steer-by-wire steering wheel is sent to the wheels via an electrical link, which is said to improve response, feedback, and steering precision. According to Lexus, lower vibrations when driving over rough roads, stable control, and correction in strong crosswinds are other advantages of the system. However, it remains to be seen whether the previously shown steering wheel in the "Yoke" design without an upper rim is part of the standard equipment.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-second-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Second image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Lexus-RZ-450e-electric-car-2022-ma-01.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Lexus-RZ-450e-electric-car-2022-ma-01.jpg" width="900" height="487" alt="Lexus RZ 450e electric car" title="Lexus RZ 450e electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Lexus-RZ-450e-electric-car-2022-ma-05.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Lexus-RZ-450e-electric-car-2022-ma-05.jpg" width="900" height="379" alt="Lexus RZ 450e electric car" title="Lexus RZ 450e electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Lexus-RZ-450e-electric-car-2022-ma-06.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Lexus-RZ-450e-electric-car-2022-ma-06.jpg" width="900" height="475" alt="Lexus RZ 450e electric car" title="Lexus RZ 450e electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Lexus-RZ-450e-electric-car-2022-ma-07.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Lexus-RZ-450e-electric-car-2022-ma-07.jpg" width="900" height="368" alt="Lexus RZ 450e electric car" title="Lexus RZ 450e electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-third-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>"<strong>Any news about the start of orders for the <a href="https://www.electrichunter.com/lexus-electric-cars/new-lexus-rz-450e-electric-car-built-e-tnga-platform" title="Lexus RZ 450e electric car">Lexus RZ 450e electric SUV</a> will automatically be sent to interested parties by e-mail</strong>. As soon as the first vehicles arrive in the Lexus dealerships, there will also be the opportunity for exclusive test drives. The online reservation can be canceled without giving a reason," advertises Lexus.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Tags</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/lexus-rz-450e" title="Lexus RZ 450e" hreflang="en">Lexus RZ 450e</a></li> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/electric-suv" title="electric SUV" hreflang="en">electric SUV</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Category</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/electric-cars" title="Electric cars" hreflang="en">Electric cars</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-brand field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Brand</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/lexus" title="Lexus" hreflang="en">Lexus</a></li> </ul> </div> Wed, 04 May 2022 16:38:43 +0000 Electric Vehicles 114 at https://www.evstories.com https://www.evstories.com/lexus/lexus-rz-450e-sales-will-begin-autumn-2022#comments The Opel Vivaro-e is the best-selling electric van in its class https://www.evstories.com/opel/opel-vivaro-e-best-selling-electric-van-its-class <span>The Opel Vivaro-e is the best-selling electric van in its class</span> <div class="primary-image field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/images/Opel-Vivaro-e-is-the-best-selling-electric-van-2022-a-03.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/images/Opel-Vivaro-e-is-the-best-selling-electric-van-2022-a-03.jpg" width="900" height="489" alt="The Opel Vivaro-e is the best-selling electric van in its class" title="The Opel Vivaro-e is the best-selling electric van in its class" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/car-division" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Car Division</span></span> <span>Sun, 05/01/2022 - 14:10</span> <div class="text-content field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Customers <strong>looking for an emission-free electric vehicle rely on the new Opel Vivaro-e</strong> electric light commercial vehicle. The Opel Vivaro-e van was the best-selling electric vehicle in its class in Germany in the first quarter of 2022. Its great popularity has helped Opel increase its market share in its home market's increasingly important electric light commercial vehicles to almost 19 percent in the first three months of the year. In Great Britain, the Vauxhall Vivaro-e was even the best-selling electric light commercial vehicle ever in March and held this top position for the entire quarter. Year on year, Vauxhall increased its market share for electric LCVs in Great Britain from 19 to 22.7 percent. Moreover, Opel and Vauxhall are among the few manufacturers that can already offer customers electric variants of all models in their commercial vehicle range.</p> <p>"The segment of electric light commercial vehicles is increasing and is of great importance for the entire industry. <strong>As more and more corporations focus on reducing the operating costs and emissions of their fleets, sales of electric LCVs will continue to increase in the future</strong>. We are proud that the award-winning Vivaro-e is leading the way. Our decision to make battery-electric models from the <a href="https://www.redbookmarks.com/automotive/new-opel-combo-e-cargo-small-and-medium-sized-fleets" target="_blank" title="Opel Combo-e">Opel Combo-e</a> to the Opel Vivaro-e electric van to the <a href="https://www.cardivision.com/opel/new-opel-movano-currently-available-order" target="_blank" title="Opel Movano">Opel Movano</a>-e available early was exactly the right one," says Opel CEO Uwe Hochschurtz.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-first-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">First image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/Opel-Vivaro-e-is-the-best-selling-electric-van-2022-a-04.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/Opel-Vivaro-e-is-the-best-selling-electric-van-2022-a-04.jpg" width="900" height="471" alt="Opel Vivaro-e is the best-selling electric van" title="Opel Vivaro-e is the best-selling electric van" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/Opel-Vivaro-e-is-the-best-selling-electric-van-2022-a-05.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/Opel-Vivaro-e-is-the-best-selling-electric-van-2022-a-05.jpg" width="900" height="390" alt="Opel Vivaro-e" title="Opel Vivaro-e" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-second-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>With a range of up to 328 kilometers and a payload of 1,163 kilograms, the <a href="https://www.evstories.com/opel/opel-vivaro-van-celebrates-its-20th-anniversary-year" target="_blank" title="Opel Vivaro-e electric van">Opel Vivaro-e electric van</a> plays a decisive role in the consistent electrification of the Opel and Vauxhall light commercial vehicles. Both brands continue their electric strategy without any reduction in intensity or power. As early as 2024, all Opel and Vauxhall models will be electrified, and from 2028 Opel and Vauxhall will be fully electric vehicles in Europe. Remember that Opel Vivaro-e was named the "International Van of the Year 2021".</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-second-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Second image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Opel-Vivaro-e-is-the-best-selling-electric-van-2022-a-01.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Opel-Vivaro-e-is-the-best-selling-electric-van-2022-a-01.jpg" width="900" height="475" alt="Opel Vivaro-e is the best-selling electric van" title="Opel Vivaro-e is the best-selling electric van" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Opel-Vivaro-e-is-the-best-selling-electric-van-2022-a-02.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Opel-Vivaro-e-is-the-best-selling-electric-van-2022-a-02.jpg" width="900" height="466" alt="Opel Vivaro-e electric van" title="Opel Vivaro-e electric van" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Opel-Vivaro-e-is-the-best-selling-electric-van-2022-a-06.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Opel-Vivaro-e-is-the-best-selling-electric-van-2022-a-06.jpg" width="900" height="506" alt="Opel Vivaro-e Hydrogen" title="Opel Vivaro-e Hydrogen" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-third-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>The Opel Vivaro-e HYDROGEN now has a hydrogen fuel cell drive with a plug-in battery</strong> and can drive more than 400 kilometers on a full tank. The 45 kW fuel cell delivers enough power for longer journeys on the motorway. Refueling with hydrogen takes just three minutes – as short as stopping to refuel with conventional diesel or petrol. The entire drive technology is housed in such a space-saving manner that the minivan does not compromise in terms of space compared to traditional combustion engines.</p> <p><strong>The Opel Vivaro-e offers a choice of up to 5.3 or 6.1 cubic meters of cargo space</strong>; the payload is up to 1,000 kilograms. The new Opel Vivaro‑e HYDROGEN electric van is available in two lengths, M (Medium) and L (Large) (4.95 and 5.30 meters).</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Tags</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/opel-vivaro-e" title="Opel Vivaro-e" hreflang="en">Opel Vivaro-e</a></li> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/electric-commercial-vehicles" title="Electric commercial vehicles" hreflang="en">Electric commercial vehicles</a></li> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/light-commercial-vehicles" title="Light commercial vehicles" hreflang="en">Light commercial vehicles</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Category</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/electric-vans" title="Electric vans" hreflang="en">Electric vans</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-brand field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Brand</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/opel" title="Opel" hreflang="en">Opel</a></li> </ul> </div> Sun, 01 May 2022 13:10:32 +0000 Car Division 113 at https://www.evstories.com https://www.evstories.com/opel/opel-vivaro-e-best-selling-electric-van-its-class#comments Lucid Air plans to launch in Europe this summer https://www.evstories.com/lucid/lucid-air-plans-launch-europe-summer <span>Lucid Air plans to launch in Europe this summer</span> <div class="primary-image field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/images/Lucid-Air-electric-car-a-01.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/images/Lucid-Air-electric-car-a-01.jpg" width="900" height="469" alt="Lucid Air plans to launch in Europe this summer" title="Lucid Air plans to launch in Europe this summer" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/electric-cars" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Electric Cars</span></span> <span>Tue, 04/26/2022 - 17:40</span> <div class="text-content field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>California's electric vehicle start-up Lucid has delivered its first Air in the United States of America for several months. But, as previously reported, the Lucid Air limousine will be delivered to European clients this year. The corporation confirmed this in an interview with <a href="https://www.autocar.co.uk/" title="Autocar">Autocar</a>.</p> <p>According to a Lucid representative, the business plans to begin shipping vehicles to Europe and the Middle East "in June or July" and then extend to China in 2023. The Lucid company did not disclose which nations would receive the autos initially. However, <a href="https://www.evstories.com/electric-cars/new-elaris-beo-electric-suv-china-comes-germany" target="_blank">Germany should be the first</a> European market. Additionally, Lucid has its sights set on additional countries in the area, including Austria and Switzerland.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-first-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">First image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/Lucid-Air-electric-car-a-02.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/Lucid-Air-electric-car-a-02.jpg" width="900" height="473" alt="Lucid Air" title="Lucid Air" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/Lucid-Air-electric-car-a-03.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/Lucid-Air-electric-car-a-03.jpg" width="900" height="500" alt="Lucid Air" title="Lucid Air" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-second-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Along with the expansion, <strong>Lucid announced that it is working on a more powerful version of the Air, with three electric motors</strong>. The new type will include two drive units on the rear axle and one on the front, similar to the existing all-wheel-drive models. According to the manufacturer, this "megawatt rear axle" generates around 980 kW (1332 hp) of driving power. When combined with the front engine, this should produce more than 1150 kW (1600 horsepower).</p> <p>The brand's anticipated second vehicle, the Lucid Gravity electric luxury SUV, will also include the redesigned rear axle. The source indicates that the premiere will take place in early 2024.</p> <p>Other new features for the Lucid Air, according to Autocar, include two rear seats that can be folded back, similar to those found on business class airlines. Additionally, an optional air suspension should be available in the future.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-second-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Second image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Lucid-Air-electric-car-a-04.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Lucid-Air-electric-car-a-04.jpg" width="900" height="455" alt="Lucid Air" title="Lucid Air" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Lucid-Air-electric-car-a-05.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Lucid-Air-electric-car-a-05.jpg" width="900" height="452" alt="Lucid Air" title="Lucid Air" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Lucid-Air-electric-car-a-06.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Lucid-Air-electric-car-a-06.jpg" width="900" height="442" alt="Lucid Air" title="Lucid Air" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Lucid-Air-electric-car-a-07.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Lucid-Air-electric-car-a-07.jpg" width="900" height="486" alt="Lucid Air" title="Lucid Air" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-third-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>The Lucid Air is now available in the United States at a starting price of $77,000</strong> pre-tax. The Grand Touring variant with the most excellent range (830 kilometers per charge) costs 139,000 dollars based on the realistic EPA criteria (approx. 129,700 euros). The Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance model produces 783 kW (1065 hp). The already-sold-out Lucid Air Dream Edition had an 829 kW (1126 horsepower) system.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Tags</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/lucid-air" title="Lucid Air" hreflang="en">Lucid Air</a></li> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/lucid-air-grand-touring" title="Lucid Air Grand Touring" hreflang="en">Lucid Air Grand Touring</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Category</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/news" title="News" hreflang="en">News</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-brand field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Brand</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/lucid" title="Lucid" hreflang="en">Lucid</a></li> </ul> </div> Tue, 26 Apr 2022 16:40:53 +0000 Electric Cars 112 at https://www.evstories.com https://www.evstories.com/lucid/lucid-air-plans-launch-europe-summer#comments The Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV presents real solutions for emission-free transportation https://www.evstories.com/mercedes-benz/mercedes-benz-eqs-electric-suv-presents-real-solutions-emission-free-transportation <span>The Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV presents real solutions for emission-free transportation</span> <div class="primary-image field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/images/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-01.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/images/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-01.jpg" width="900" height="430" alt="Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV presents real solutions" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV presents real solutions" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/electric-vehicles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Electric Vehicles</span></span> <span>Sun, 04/24/2022 - 13:06</span> <div class="text-content field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>The brand new EQS SUV from Mercedes-Benz is an elegant electric SUV with up to seven seats and 600 km of range</strong>. The SUV's avant-garde, the opulent cabin provides enough room, comfort, and connection for up to seven people. In addition, <strong>the Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV can handle mild terrain with ease</strong>, thanks to its powerful electric motors, quick 4MATIC all-wheel drive, and an intelligent OFFROAD driving mode.</p> <p><strong>The new Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV shares the same long wheelbase (3210 millimeters) as the EQS Saloon but is more than 20 millimeters longer</strong>. 5125/1959/1718 millimetres (length/width/height). The interior proportions benefit from these expansive SUV dimensions and the advantages of purpose-built electric platform architecture. As standard, the second row of seats may be modified electrically. The boot may accommodate up to four golf bags. The third row of seats is optional, providing two more individual seats and full comfort options for all passengers.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.evstories.com/electric-cars/new-mercedes-benz-eqs-450-106374-euros" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS">Mercedes-Benz EQS Saloon</a> is the current production car aerodynamics world champion. Its purpose-built design, smooth underbody, and a typically closed radiator shutter served as an excellent starting point for aerodynamic improvements on the Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV. In addition, optimization of typical SUV flow features resulted in a hitherto unmatched mix of spaciousness and aerodynamic efficiency.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-first-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">First image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-17.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-17.jpg" width="900" height="436" alt="Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV presents real solutions for emission-free transportation" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV presents real solutions for emission-free transportation" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-15.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-15.jpg" width="900" height="441" alt="Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV for emission-free transportation" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV for emission-free transportation" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-11.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-11.jpg" width="900" height="459" alt="Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-08.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-08.jpg" width="900" height="463" alt="Mercedes-Benz EQS" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-second-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>All Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUVs use an electric drive train (eATS) on the rear axle, while 4MATIC models also feature an eATS on the front axle</strong>. The Torque Shift feature in the 4MATIC vehicles guarantees a changeable allocation of driving torque between the rear and front electric motors, allowing for the most efficient eATS to be used in each circumstance. The electric motors are synchronous permanent magnet motors (PSM). This design has several advantages, including a high power density, high efficiency, and high power constancy.</p> <p>The EQS Saloon was the first model in which wholly new electric vehicle features could be triggered via over-the-air upgrades in numerous areas (OTA). This offering is significantly increased with the addition of the EQS SUV. For instance, later, Trailer Manoeuvring Assist or MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) Augmented Reality Navigation might be engaged.</p> <p><strong>Mercedes-Benz is taking a significant step toward zero-emission transportation with the EQS electric SUV</strong>, bringing the company closer to achieving Ambition 2039. The model is entirely CO2-neutral in its production. In addition, the Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV demonstrates real solutions for emission-free transportation, resource conservation intelligence, and a responsible circular economy.</p> <p>The new Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV's chassis is comprised of a four-link front axle and an independent multi-link rear suspension. Standard equipment includes the AIRMATIC air suspension with continuously adjustable damping ADS+. Several centimeters can be added to the vehicle's level. Along with the ECO, COMFORT, SPORT, and INDIVIDUAL DYNAMIC SELECT settings, the 4MATIC variants have OFFROAD, an additional option for off-road driving. Additionally, rear-axle steering is standard, with an up to 4.5 degrees steering angle. It offers excellent maneuverability in cities and agility on land. Optionally, and via OTA update, a version with a steering angle of up to 10 degrees is available.</p> <p>Regardless of the platform, the concepts of Integral Safety, particularly accident safety, apply. The<strong> EQS electric SUV has a robust passenger compartment, unique deformation zones, and advanced restraint system</strong>s as with other Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The EQS SUV's European version is the first Mercedes-Benz car to determine whether the back seats are genuinely occupied. The driver receives a unique warning if a rear passenger is not wearing a seat belt. Another new feature introduced by Mercedes-Benz is the occupant presence reminder.</p> <p><strong>Mercedes me Charge is one of the world's largest charging networks,</strong> with over 700,000 AC and DC charging points globally, including over 300,000 in Europe. Since 2021, when consumers in Europe use Mercedes me Charge to charge their cars, Mercedes-Benz has secured a subsequent offset with green power. Guarantees of origin of the highest quality ensure that as much green energy generated by renewable sources is put into the grid as is extracted. In addition, <strong>Mercedes me Charge's new Plug &amp; Charge function simplifies charging the EQS electric SUV</strong> at public charging stations that enable Plug &amp; Charge.</p> <p><strong>Navigation with Electric Intelligence</strong> determines the quickest and most convenient route, including charging breaks, depending on various parameters and dynamically adjusts to situations like traffic jams or a change in driving style. This features a visual indicator in the MBUX infotainment system indicating if the battery is sufficiently charged to return to the starting position without charging. Manually inserted charging stations along the trip are prioritized in the route calculation. As a result, several proposed charging stations may be omitted. Calculated are the projected charging expenses per charging stop.</p> <p>Mercedes-Benz considers air quality in the EQS SUV holistically with ENERGIZING AIR CONTROL Plus. The system comprises filtration, sensors, a display idea, and air conditioning. <strong>The HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter has a very high filtration level, trapping tiny particles, microparticles, pollen, and other contaminants introduced by outside air</strong>.</p> <p>MBUX's intelligent software completely adapts to its users and makes personalized recommendations for entertainment, comfort, and vehicle tasks. Furthermore, the zero layers ensure that the most critical applications are always given at the highest level possible inside the field of view, depending on the scenario and context.</p> <p><strong>The MBUX Hyperscreen is the interior's focal point</strong>. This large, curved screen unit spans nearly entirely between A-pillars. Three displays are merged optically behind a shared cover glass. The front passenger's 12.3-inch OLED display provides them with their display and control space. In Europe and many other nations, front-seat passengers can also view dynamic material while the car is in motion. This is because Mercedes-EQ can rely on an intelligent, camera-based blocking logic. When the camera detects the driver gazing at the passenger display, the system dims the dynamic content automatically.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-second-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Second image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-16.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-16.jpg" width="900" height="446" alt="Mercedes-Benz EQS" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-13.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-13.jpg" width="900" height="472" alt="Mercedes-Benz EQS" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-14.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-14.jpg" width="900" height="461" alt="2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS" title="2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-12.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-12.jpg" width="900" height="472" alt="Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-10.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-10.jpg" width="900" height="450" alt="Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-09.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-09.jpg" width="900" height="406" alt="Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-07.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-07.jpg" width="900" height="466" alt="Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-05.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-05.jpg" width="900" height="520" alt="2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS" title="2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-06.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-06.jpg" width="900" height="476" alt="Mercedes-Benz EQS" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-04.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-04.jpg" width="900" height="456" alt="Mercedes-Benz EQS" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-02.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-02.jpg" width="900" height="471" alt="Mercedes-Benz EQS" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-03.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Mercedes-Benz-EQS-electric-SUV-a-03.jpg" width="900" height="467" alt="Mercedes-Benz EQS" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-third-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV's audio experience is elevated to a new level with the Dolby Atmos sound system</strong>. For example, individual instruments or voices from the studio mix might be distributed across the listening space. As a result, a new type of sound animation becomes possible: This is because, unlike typical stereo systems, Dolby Atmos utilizes the whole environment to produce a 360-degree experience.</p> <p><strong>The new Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV comes in two versions</strong>: rear-wheel drive EQS 450+ with 360 hp / 568 Nm and four-wheel drive EQS 580 4MATIC with 544 hp / 858 Nm. Both have an electric motor on the rear axle, and the four-wheel-drive version has another electric motor that drives the front wheels. @via <a href="https://www.mercedes-benz.co.uk/passengercars/the-brand/sustainability/electrifying-future-2.module.html?pid=passengercars_sustainabilityteaser_CTA1_int_011221" target="_blank" title="Mercedes-Benz">Mercedes-Benz</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Tags</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/mercedes-benz-eqs" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS" hreflang="en">Mercedes-Benz EQS</a></li> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/electric-suv" title="electric SUV" hreflang="en">electric SUV</a></li> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/mercedes-benz-eqs-electric-suv" title="Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV" hreflang="en">Mercedes-Benz EQS electric SUV</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Category</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/electric-cars" title="Electric cars" hreflang="en">Electric cars</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-brand field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Brand</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/mercedes-benz" title="Mercedes-Benz" hreflang="en">Mercedes-Benz</a></li> </ul> </div> Sun, 24 Apr 2022 12:06:13 +0000 Electric Vehicles 111 at https://www.evstories.com https://www.evstories.com/mercedes-benz/mercedes-benz-eqs-electric-suv-presents-real-solutions-emission-free-transportation#comments Get your Fiat 500e electric city car for just 129 euros/month https://www.evstories.com/fiat/get-your-fiat-500e-electric-city-car-just-129-eurosmonth <span>Get your Fiat 500e electric city car for just 129 euros/month</span> <div class="primary-image field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/images/Fiat-500e-electric-city-car-a01.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/images/Fiat-500e-electric-city-car-a01.jpg" width="900" height="522" alt="Fiat 500e electric city car" title="Fiat 500e electric city car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/car-division" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Car Division</span></span> <span>Fri, 04/22/2022 - 11:03</span> <div class="text-content field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Fiat</strong> is taking the next step toward more sustainable individual mobility and is launching an <a href="https://www.adruby.com/fiat-ads/new-fiat-500e-and-leonardo-dicaprio-driver" title="Fiat 500e in &quot;The Driver&quot;">innovative campaign</a> in partnership with Deutsche Bahn AG. As a result, <strong>the electrically powered Fiat 500e is now available to private customers as part of the "Fiat Mobility Leasing" program for a monthly leasing rate of 129 euros</strong> – including a one-time voucher of 500 euros.</p> <p>Fiat and Deutsche Bahn offer an electrified, sustainable mobility solution for every need with this needs-based transport mix. This offer is beneficial for customers who only occasionally have to travel long distances and don't want to worry about finding charging stations.</p> <p><strong>The </strong><a href="https://www.electrichunter.com/fiat-electric-cars/new-fiat-500e-electric-car-95-hp-27000-euros" target="_blank" title="Fiat 500e"><strong>Fiat 500e</strong></a><strong> electric city car shows its strengths in city and short-distance traffic</strong> with well-known charging options integrated into everyday life. Moreover, for the new "Fiat Mobility Leasing" program, the Fiat 500e city car is available at an attractive price. Thanks to the battery with a capacity of 23.8 kilowatt-hours, <strong>the Fiat 500e ACTION has an urban range of up to 257 kilometers</strong>. Furthermore, fast charging is possible with up to 50 kilowatts.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-first-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">First image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/Fiat-500e-electric-city-car-a07.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/Fiat-500e-electric-city-car-a07.jpg" width="900" height="481" alt="Fiat 500e electric city car" title="Fiat 500e electric city car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/Fiat-500e-electric-city-car-a08.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/Fiat-500e-electric-city-car-a08.jpg" width="900" height="539" alt="Fiat 500e electric city car" title="Fiat 500e electric city car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-second-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Within 24 months, participants in "<a href="https://www.gerane.com/automotive/fiat-may-become-tesla-masses" target="_blank" title="Fiat of the masses">Fiat Mobility</a> Leasing" can redeem the DB voucher worth 500 euros for travel with Deutsche Bahn. In addition, tickets for individual train journeys are possible, as are reservations and the various variants of the BahnCard.</p> <p>Thanks to this innovative mobility offer, <strong>drivers of the Fiat 500e remain environmentally friendly, even over long distances</strong>. At the same time, you protect your leased vehicle and limit its mileage - a positive aspect when determining the residual value at the end of the leasing contract.  </p> <p>In addition to the unique model Fiat 500e ACTION, other model versions of the Fiat 500e can also be combined with "Fiat Mobility Leasing" at an adjusted monthly rate. </p> <p><strong>The electric motor of the Fiat 500e ACTION city car has an output of 70 kW (95 hp)</strong>. The standard features of the Fiat 500e ACTION electric city car include: ocean green body color, 15-inch style rims, LED daytime running lights, LED rear lights, electric front windows, and a 7-inch TFT color display as the central instrument on which all important data of the vehicle can be viewed cars, including range and charge status. The standard audio system also receives DAB+ digital radio and provides rich sound on board with four loudspeakers.</p> <p><strong>The Fiat 500e ACTION <a href="https://www.evstories.com/electric-cars/new-fiat-500e-electric-car-still-iconic-city-vehicle" title="Fiat 500e electric city car">electric city car</a> is equipped with a Smart Audio system</strong>. It consists of a special bracket to fix the smartphone vertically and horizontally. The smartphone is connected to the audio system and the Uconnect infotainment system via Bluetooth. The system can also do what is known as mirroring, thanks to the Android Auto and CarPlay Play applications – all smartphone functions are reflected on the onboard display. A unique charging pad also enables wireless charging of smartphones.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-second-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Second image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Fiat-500e-electric-city-car-a02.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Fiat-500e-electric-city-car-a02.jpg" width="900" height="549" alt="Fiat 500e electric city car" title="Fiat 500e electric city car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Fiat-500e-electric-city-car-a03.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Fiat-500e-electric-city-car-a03.jpg" width="900" height="636" alt="Fiat 500e electric car" title="Fiat 500e electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Fiat-500e-electric-city-car-a04.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Fiat-500e-electric-city-car-a04.jpg" width="900" height="552" alt="Fiat 500e electric car" title="Fiat 500e electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Fiat-500e-electric-city-car-a05.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Fiat-500e-electric-city-car-a05.jpg" width="900" height="501" alt="Fiat 500e electric car" title="Fiat 500e electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Fiat-500e-electric-city-car-a06.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Fiat-500e-electric-city-car-a06.jpg" width="900" height="529" alt="Fiat 500" title="Fiat 500" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-third-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>The Fiat 500 ACTION electric city car comes standard with all the driver assistance systems that make city driving exceptionally comfortable</strong>, including the Driver Alert System, which monitors the driver's concentration, the Autonomous Emergency Brake Assist, and the Lane Keeping Assist and traffic sign recognition.</p> <p>In addition, <strong>the Fiat 500 ACTION offers a keyless start system, an electronic parking brake (EPB)</strong>, and an additional USB-C port on the console between the two front seats for connecting and charging smartphones.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Tags</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/electric-city-car" title="Electric city car" hreflang="en">Electric city car</a></li> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/electronic-parking-brake" title="electronic parking brake" hreflang="en">electronic parking brake</a></li> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/keyless-start-system" title="Keyless start system" hreflang="en">Keyless start system</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Category</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/news" title="News" hreflang="en">News</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-brand field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Brand</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/fiat" title="Fiat" hreflang="en">Fiat</a></li> </ul> </div> Fri, 22 Apr 2022 10:03:52 +0000 Car Division 110 at https://www.evstories.com https://www.evstories.com/fiat/get-your-fiat-500e-electric-city-car-just-129-eurosmonth#comments Polestar has 1000 electric cars on the Denmark roads https://www.evstories.com/polestar/polestar-has-1000-electric-cars-denmark-roads <span>Polestar has 1000 electric cars on the Denmark roads</span> <div class="primary-image field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/images/Polestar-2-electric-car-a-a02.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/images/Polestar-2-electric-car-a-a02.jpg" width="900" height="485" alt="Polestar 2 electric car" title="Polestar 2 electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/electric-cars" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Electric Cars</span></span> <span>Mon, 04/18/2022 - 18:07</span> <div class="text-content field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><meta charset="utf-8" /></p> <p><strong>Polestar rounds an essential and impressive milestone with 1000 electric cars on the roads in Denmark after less than a year. </strong>The test runs are also at a record high level, with over 1000 bookings per month. The tremendous progress is due to a solid digital business model, direct contact with consumers, and a visible presence in the market.</p> <p>People have great interest in electric cars and a greener transport sector. This is especially true of the Swedish performance electric car brand Polestar, which today announces a significant milestone with 1000 cars on Denmark's roads after less than a year.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-first-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">First image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/Polestar-2-electric-car-a-a01.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/Polestar-2-electric-car-a-a01.jpg" width="900" height="404" alt="Polestar 2" title="Polestar 2" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/first-image-gallery/Polestar-2-electric-car-a-a06.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/first-image-gallery/Polestar-2-electric-car-a-a06.jpg" width="900" height="480" alt="Polestar 2" title="Polestar 2" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-second-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><meta charset="utf-8" /></p> <p><strong>1000 is a crucial figure in the automotive industry</strong></p> <p>Polestar came to Denmark last spring and delivered the first cars to customers in August 2021. In just seven months, Polestar has thus succeeded in having 1000 driving performance electric cars on Denmark's roads, which testifies that a new and digital business strategy has won.</p> <p>"From the beginning, we have made it a central mission to make it easier for consumers to buy a car, and I think we have succeeded in that strategy quickly. I am very proud of the reception and overwhelming demand we have experienced in Denmark," says Henrik Bang, CEO of Polestar in Denmark, and continues:</p> <p>"In the car industry, the rule of thumb is that there must be 1000 cars in the street scene before the Danes notice the fire on the roads. The people have long been ready for a digitalized approach to buying cars, and now we are here with 1000 cars in a launching country like Denmark, which is a result I am naturally really proud of."</p> <p><strong>Polestar 2 rushes into the top 10 list</strong></p> <p>It is the performance electric car Polestar 2, which with its unique design language and good driving characteristics, has particularly captured the Danes, and according to Henrik Bang, the first quarter of 2022 indicates a good year with the prospect of continued bustle across the board:</p> <p>"Since the New Year, we have focused on home test drives so that even more Danes can easily and conveniently test drive a Polestar 2 from their private address or workplace. This has been reflected in the number of test drives, which is at a record high level with 1000 test drives every month, and not least, the Polestar 2 is ranked in a nice 6th place among the best-selling electric cars in the first quarter. It is stunning."</p> <p><strong>Digital strategy and direct contact with consumers</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.evstories.com/polestar/hertz-and-polestar-want-speed-introduction-electric-cars" title="Hertz and Polestar want to speed up the introduction of electric cars">Polestar has become a well-known brand</a> with massive exposure wherever you look in a short time. The company is primarily known for breaking with the car industry's traditional dogmas for car sales, where many physical dealerships have historically been widespread. However, <strong>Polestar goes other ways with a digital business strategy that focuses on 100 % online car sales and insists on direct contact with consumers</strong>. The direct consumer contact thus takes place online, from where it is easy to book test drives yourself, just as it is possible to physically experience Polestar's cars from the five <em>Polestar Destinations</em> in Vallensbæk, Nærum, Aalborg, Aarhus, and Vejle before purchase.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-second-image-gallery field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Second image gallery</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Polestar-2-electric-car-a-a03.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Polestar-2-electric-car-a-a03.jpg" width="900" height="475" alt="Polestar 2 electric car" title="Polestar 2 electric car" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Polestar-2-electric-car-a-a04.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Polestar-2-electric-car-a-a04.jpg" width="900" height="462" alt="Polestar 2" title="Polestar 2" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/second-image-gallery/Polestar-2-electric-car-a-a05.jpg"><img src="https://cdn.evstories.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/second-image-gallery/Polestar-2-electric-car-a-a05.jpg" width="900" height="551" alt="Polestar 2" title="Polestar 2" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="text-content field field--name-field-third-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>"We have entered the market with a different business model and only a few physical locations from where our cars are delivered. We believe that it is best to address consumers directly in both the short and long term, and we feel the same about our customers. <strong>When we hand out electric cars to the people who have clicked a Polestar home either as a direct purchase or test-drive starting from the home address</strong>," says Henrik Bang.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Tags</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/polestar-2" title="Polestar 2" hreflang="en">Polestar 2</a></li> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/online-car-sales" title="Online car sales" hreflang="en">Online car sales</a></li> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/automobile/electric-cars-denmark" title="Electric cars in Denmark" hreflang="en">Electric cars in Denmark</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Category</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/news" title="News" hreflang="en">News</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-brand field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline field--tags"> <h3 class="field__label field--tags__label">Brand</h3> <ul class="links field__items field--tags__items"> <li class="field--tags__item"><a href="/polestar" title="Polestar" hreflang="en">Polestar</a></li> </ul> </div> Mon, 18 Apr 2022 17:07:11 +0000 Electric Cars 109 at https://www.evstories.com https://www.evstories.com/polestar/polestar-has-1000-electric-cars-denmark-roads#comments Fisker is establishing a development office in India https://www.evstories.com/news/fisker-establishing-development-office-india <span property="schema:name">Fisker is establishing a development office in India</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/electric-vehicles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Electric Vehicles</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-04-14T06:33:20+00:00">Thu, 04/14/2022 - 07:33</span> Thu, 14 Apr 2022 06:33:20 +0000 Electric Vehicles 108 at https://www.evstories.com https://www.evstories.com/news/fisker-establishing-development-office-india#comments