The MINI Electric Pacesetter inspired by JCW is the new Safety Car for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race series. As such, it connects the brand’s electrified future with the rich racing history of John Cooper Works. The car was created out of the new MINI Cooper SE as part of an unprecedented collaboration between MINI Design, BMW Motorsport, the FIA and the Formula E.
The SEAT Leon e-HYBRID - distances of more than 60 kilometers - automatic hybrid mode
If several longer distances are combined and the capacity of the battery is thereby exceeded, the hybrid mode is required. In this case, the electric motor is no longer the standard drive and it is best to enter the route into the navigation system so that the vehicle can always determine the optimum driving mode. " In automatic hybrid mode, the vehicle can manage the use of battery capacity with the help of the navigation system. Thus, in city traffic, only the electric motor is used, but on the highway sections it becomes the secondary drive. The aim is to make optimum use of the electric drive and to reach the next charging point with an empty battery," explains Lux. For more complex routes with intermediate stops, the "Intelligent Hybrid" function determines which drive is used.
Whether it's for a large nuclear family or a small extended family: as a seven-seater, the new EQB offers space for many family configurations and a wide variety of transport needs. This gives it an exceptional position among compact electric cars. The two seats in the third row can be used by people up to 1.65 metres tall, and child seats can also be fitted there. The new EQB will launch in Europe and China at the end of the year, followed by the US market launch in 2022. After the EQA, it is already the second all-electric compact car from Mercedes-EQ. The powerful and efficient electric drive, clever recuperation and predictive Navigation with Electric Intelligence are just some of the features that link it to the EQA.
The new Macan models also offer a wide suspension bandwidth, balancing maximum suspension comfort and dynamic sports car performance. The chassis has been optimised further: the Macan now responds with even more sensitivity and more directly to the driving situation and road conditions, giving the driver even better feedback via the steering wheel. For this purpose, elements such as the damper characteristics of the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) have been re-adapted specifically for this model. It actively and continuously regulates the damping force for each individual wheel. PASM is available as an option for the Macan and is standard for the S and GTS models.