Category Archives: EV

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

Three years ago, Porsche introduced the first all-electric Taycan, the Mission E Cross Turismo. Today, Porsche is finishing production of a more practical version of the crossover, the Taycan Cross Turismo.

Porsche has released a video showing the pre-production test model driven by Stefan Weckbach, head of Porsche’s all-electric Taycan program.

Compared to its predecessor, the Cross Turismo has better suspension and a greater distance between the floor and the ground, which allows it to better master different surfaces. The new model has more luggage space compared to the previous model.

It is assumed that the car will have the same engine as the 4S model. Weckbach states that the new model offers more space in the rear seats, which indicates that the Cross Turismo has a larger wheelbase compared to its predecessor.

For more information, we will have to wait for the official presentation of the new Taycan , which should happen in the coming weeks.

Source: Porsche

Audi E-Tron GT and RS E-Tron

For 2022 Audi has introduced its new electric car, the Audi E-Tron GT and RS E-Tron, which was developed at the same time as the Porsche Taycan.

Inside, the car features multiple digital displays on the dashboard, as well as upscale trim. Audi offers interiors made of leather and recycled materials, as well as heated and cooled front seats. The car has many luxury features such as ambient lighting, head-up display and more.

Speaking of the infotainment system, the car has a 10.1-inch central touchscreen that works with steering wheel controls and voice recognition software, and a powerful Bang & Olufsen 16-speaker sound system.

The Audi E-Tron GT is powered by two electric motors with an 85.0 kWh ion-lithium battery that offers up to 238 miles of driving range. The E-tron GT can be charged with 5 to 80 percent battery capacity in 23 minutes using a standard 270 kW high-speed DC charger. The Audi E-Tron GT develops 522 hp and 630 Nm of torque. Accelerates from 0 – 62 mph in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 152 mph. The Audi RS E-Tron develops 637 hp and 830 Nm of torque. Accelerates from 0 – 62 mph in 3.3 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. The car features a two-speed transmission that has a first gear for launch and a second top gear for optimum efficiency.

The car comes with 20-inch wheels, adjustable air suspension and all-wheel drive.

The starting price for the Audi E-Tron GT is $ 99,900, while the starting price for the RS E-Tron is $ 139,900.

Source: Audi

Norway: Greater demand for electric cars

When it comes to vehicles sold, Norway is the first country in the world where the share of electric cars is higher than 50 percent. Electric vehicles account for 54.3 percent of the total number of new vehicles sold in 2020.

By 2025, Norway wants to become the first country to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars. Although among the 20 largest oil producers, Norway is striving to increase the number of electric cars on its roads. Buyers of electric vehicles are exempt from taxes on purchases and imports, taxes on roads, and they also have large discounts when paying tolls, parking and ferries.

To encourage people to buy electric cars, Norway has invested heavily in developing the necessary infrastructure and is building fast charging stations every 50 kilometers of the country’s main roads. In addition, the state has increased taxes on cars that use conventional fuel.

Among the four best-selling electric cars in Norway are the Audi e-tron, the Tesla Model 3, the Volkswagen ID.3 and the Nissan Leaf.