The BMW iX is ready for series production and is due to arrive on the world’s roads from November 2021. The BMW Group’s new technology flagship combines locally emission-free driving pleasure, sporting agility and a compelling operating range with a character profile dedicated squarely to sustainability. With its trailblazing design and an interior devoted to luxurious spaciousness, the BMW iX embodies a fresh new take on the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, this model is based on a new toolkit for the future, whose vast potential for innovations in the areas of automated driving, operation, connectivity and digital services translates into a premium mobility experience unparalleled in this segment.
Intelligence against the blackout - Audi e-tron is ready for grid-serving charging
If many electric cars charge at the same time, the lights go out in the street - this is a fear that skeptics of electromobility paint as a gloomy vision of the future. Audi has found a clear answer to this in a model test: intelligent and grid-serving charging relieves the strain on the power grid and can thus help to further increase acceptance of electromobility. The Audi e-tron models and the connect charging system are already ready for this today. In a research project, Audi, together with the company GISA and other partners, has mapped an overload scenario in the local power grid: Several electric cars are charging simultaneously at high power in a street that is supplied by a local grid transformer. So-called grid-serving charging is intended to counteract overloading with intelligent management of charging processes and avoid grid overload.
Experience all-electric performance with the Toyota bZ4X. The SUV is particularly responsive and offers you dynamics right from the start, just as you would want from a vehicle. For a truly seamless driving experience, the Toyota bZ4X also offers the option of "single pedal drive" with enhanced brake energy regeneration, where you can accelerate and decelerate using only the accelerator pedal. You have the choice between front-wheel drive (150 kW) and all-wheel drive (160 kW). The all-wheel drive variant has two 80 kW electric motors on the front and rear axles, which distribute their power and thus improve the performance and safety of the bZ4X. For perfect traction, various driving modes can also be selected via the X-Mode all-wheel management. With its all-wheel drive capabilities, it masters any terrain.
Audi is resolutely pushing ahead with its “e-volution” towards electric mobility and will be unveiling the forerunner of an innovative family of fully electric, production cars – the four-door Audi A6 e-tron concept – at the Auto Shanghai 2021 show. A completely new technology architecture, the “Premium Platform Electric,” or PPE for short, will serve as the technology platform for these vehicles in the future. Beginning in late 2022, the first production cars in the C- and later also B-segment will be relaunched with PPE technology, including – a first in the market for electric vehicles – both SUVs with a high ground clearance and dynamically styled models with a lower ride height, such as the upcoming Audi A6 e-tron.