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.
Lexus presents new electric drive control DIRECT4 and concept vehicle with future design orientation
With the electric drive control DIRECT4, Lexus presents a new technology for the next generation of electric and hybrid vehicles. The system ensures precise, needs-based distribution of torque and braking force on all four wheels and thus forms the basis for outstanding performance, driving safety and handling properties. Last year Lexus unveiled the futuristic LF-30 concept vehicle at the Tokyo Motor Show - as part and ambassador of the new global electrification strategy Lexus Electrified. The DIRECT4 drive control system now presented is a core technology of this strategy. The system regulates the torque distribution of the front and rear electric motors as well as the distribution of the braking force on all four wheels. In this way, the drive of the front and rear wheels is adapted to the respective driving conditions and the intentions of the driver.
Since its debut in 1994, RAV4 has pioneered the crossover SUV market, and remains the market leader. The fifth generation RAV4 was released in April 2019. It has been popular with many customers, thanks to the superior driving performance delivered by three types of 4WD system, including Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD; design which fuses refinement with SUV-like power; spacious luggage storage; and an interior designed for convenience, making it suited to diverse situations. The new RAV4 PHEV aims to boost the fun-to-drive appeal of RAV4, adopting the newly developed Toyota Hybrid System (THS II). The front motor and inverter achieve more powerful output than the RAV4 hybrid system, and the combination with the new model, high-capacity, high-output lithium-ion battery achieves maximum system output of 225 kW, facilitating sporty, powerful driving. It also achieves a BEV driving range of 95 kilometers, top level in its class, for greater driving pleasure in BEV mode, thus also realizing superior environmental friendliness.