As early as 1901, Václav Laurin and Václav Klement’s discovered motorsport as a promising stage on which to showcase their up-and-coming company internationally. For example, the motorcycle racer Narcis Podsedníček – whose main job was running the L&K workshop as an experienced mechanic – was the fastest rider to cover the 1,196 kilometres of the race from Paris to Berlin in June that year. In fact, he was so fast that he, unfortunately, reached the finish l
SEAT Leon e-HYBRID - the best of two worlds
Plug-in hybrid vehicles are becoming increasingly popular - especially, of course, among customers who value sustainable mobility. According to data from the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA), sales of hybrid cars rose by 133.9 percent across Europe in the first quarter of 2020. There are several reasons for this: the advantages of the E-license plate (with an electric range of more than 40 kilometers), an attractive price and the versatility they offer thanks to two different engine types. In the following, we use the example of the SEAT Leon e-HYBRID to show how the variety of options can best be used in everyday life and which mode should be selected for which route.
The new Opel Combo-e Cargo can now be ordered in Germany at an entry-level price of an attractive 29,700 euros (all prices in Germany excluding VAT). With the environmental bonus, only 20,700 euros are due up to 4.4 cubic meters and can shoulder a payload of up to 800 kilograms. As a double cab, the Combo-e provides space for the driver and up to four other passengers. The compact electric all-rounder with its 50 kWh lithium-ion Depending on the driving profile, outside temperature and use, the battery has a range of up to 275 kilometers in accordance with WLTP2. And if he needs to refuel, the battery can be recharged up to 80 percent in around 30 minutes at a public fast charging station. The new Combo-e Cargo is the ideal choice for everyone who, like Opel, wants to advance “Greenovation”. It is the emission-free solution for trade and craft, for the self-employed as well as for small or larger fleets. With the fully electric Stromer, customers can drive into inner city areas that will be reserved for zero-emission vehicles in the future.
Alfa Romeo has introduced the Giulia and Stelvio “ESTREMA” special series in Hinwil at the headquarters of the Alfa Romeo F1 Team. The first global special series, “ESTREMA” is equipped with a trim that puts it at the top of its range as it embodies the highest achievements in terms of technical and dynamic solutions, style, and sportiness. Its official debut took place at none other than the Alfa Romeo F1 Team’s Factory. Outside the limelight, Alfa Romeo and Sauber are carrying on with nonstop synergy which is founded on the exchange of their respective knowhow in an ongoing search for efficiency and state-of-the-art sustainable technology: the key territory for the new era of the brand.