On the rocks

Arvidsjaur (Sweden), 23. January 2014 – a separate airport for a place near the Polarkreis with only 5000 inhabitants? Arvidsjaur lives from the German automakers, which, among other things, act as a travel price: For example, VW Tours for Autofans conveyed with the Golf R Filth over the Eissee Arvidsjaursjon. We were there.

Minus 23 degrees

I stand at seven o’clock breakfast on the ice cream. The crashing cold eats slowly into me, the thermometer shows minus 23 degrees Celsius. The day before it should have been minus 34 degrees. Around twenty golf R with a running engine on the ice standing in front of me. But that’s just late, first is the Golf Gte in the series. Moment times: Gte, not GTI? Right, one should think of the popular sportsman, but the E stands for electric. At Opel fans, this shortly awakens more memories of sports cars. The Golf Gte becomes a plug-in hybrid. Although the thing can drive up for up to 50 kilometers and we are the first to enter the car today, the display shows only 20 electrical reach – the cold sets the batteries.

Across the plug-in-golf

The electric machine offers with 320 nm as much torque as the 2.0 TDI with 150 hp – but from the first turn and over a wide speed range. The diesel is the smoke zone only between 1750 and 3000 / min small. The power of the E-Motor must first bring the spikereffen to the ice. Together with the 150 hp TFSI engine, there is a system performance of 204 hp, so the model name rightly reminded of the GTI. And so I shivered after a few minutes by car over the blank ice as I hurry in a rally car. But that’s so wanted. Finally, Audi development board Ulrich Hackenberg has only corrected a VW speaker on the event on the event on the event: also the hybrid models of the Group are athletic, said Hackenberg, not just the Golf R! Thus, the VW engineer on the Ruckbank does not protest with no word against the rapid gait. On my only a few minutes – shot tour – more than long – I’ll take a long time to get acquainted with the ice.

Driving report mercedes e 220 d all-terrain

This comparison test consists of three parts.

Part 1: VW Golf Variant AllTrack (test)

Part 3: Opel Insignia Country Tourer (Test)

Daimler and BMW give their coarse ambitions carsharing service Share Now in North America and some European city. The joint ventures of German car hives created in February 2019 from the Brands Car2go and Drive NOW gave the step on Wednesday evening (18. December 2019) on his website. The decision is therefore valid from the end of February 2020.

Difficult realitate

Reason for the jerking from North America are "extremely difficult realities". Thus, the market-competitive market for mobility services rapidly developed, and the operating costs and there were defiance of infrastructure to support new technologies. In the US and Canada, the service was represented in New York City, Montreal, Seattle, Washington DC and Vancouver.

Also in London, Brussel and Florence, Share Now gives up. Despite intensive efforts and the investments of the past years, it is impossible for low customer interest to operate the business there sustainably. In the future, Share Now will only focus on Europe, where the service is still available in 18 bads. Daimler and BMW had not presented Share NOW only in February 2019 as one of a total of five common mobility projects.

Saving for the connoisseur

Wolfsburg, 5. June 2014 – After a long lead time, Volkswagen AG has now delivered the first VW XL1 – to Berlin. Series production started in the spring, the high-efficiency car costs 111.000 euros and will initially be built in a small series of 250 pieces. It is mainly aimed at collectors and enthusiasts.

The first buyer Dr. Christian Malorny describes his personal reason for buying as follows: "I was enthusiastic about the XL1 from the start and I am delighted to be able to drive my own now. With its visionary design and high-tech look, Volkswagen has dared to do something new and innovative." Malorny had already shown himself to be very impressed with the concept of the XL1 in his four-week long test. He heads the automotive sector at the consulting firm McKinsey in Berlin, so he is also professionally involved with mobility and society. His own XL is mother-of-pearl with a black-gray interior – the colors that already looked best on the tester.

8.4 HP for 100 km / h

With a standard consumption of 0.9 liters per 100 kilometers, the XL1 is the most economical diesel hybrid in the world. Unlike many high-volume hybrids, the XL1 manages its consumption quite easily in real terms, instead of being optimized for the NEDC. The drive is provided by an 800 cubic diesel two-cylinder with 48 hp in combination with a 27 hp electric motor. The two-seater can travel up to 50 kilometers purely electrically, and the total range is ten times as much. When it comes to saving energy, the minimobil helps with its weight of less than 800 kilos, perfect aerodynamics with a Cd value of 0.189 and its narrow, low-resistance wheels. According to VW, 8.4 HP are enough to glide over the plain at a constant speed of 100 km / h. In electric mode, the Volkswagen is content with less than 0.1 kilowatt hour for a kilometer of driving.