CUPRA is heading into a new era. Three years after its launch in Terramar, the automotive brand faces a key year in 2021 as it looks to be the impulse for the company’s transformation and prove to the market that electrification and performance are a perfect combination with its six plug-in hybrid variants and its first ever 100% electric model, the CUPRA Born. As part of the company’s third anniversary celebrations, the CUPRA Tribe took to the CUPRA e-Garage virtual platform to unveil its plans for the future at a digital event attended by distinguished guests including ambassadors Marc ter Stegen and Fernando Belasteguín, race drivers Mattias Ekström, Jordi Gené and Mikel Azcona, and Game of Thrones executive co-producer Vince Gerardis.
Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck - Modular ePowertrain for different markets and segments
As part of its global platform strategy with the ePowertrain, Daimler Trucks is also using a globally standardized basic architecture for fully electric trucks. In a first step, the technological core is the integrated electric drive, the so-called eDrive. This comes in the form of a so-called eCarrier concept, i. H. an e-axis with one or two integrated electric motors including gearbox. The eDrive - an in-house development by the Daimler experts - offers numerous advantages compared to concepts with a central motor. The more compact design enables a larger installation space for a higher installable battery capacity, which has a positive effect on the range. The high battery capacity also ensures a high level of power transfer to the e-axis and thus allows continuous power development. The recuperation potential also increases due to the combination of a large battery with very powerful electric motors. The eDrive is to find its way into various vehicles at Daimler Trucks in the medium and heavy segment around the world - whether with purely battery-electric or hydrogen-based fuel cell drives. The eDrive is designed as a family of drives made up of different variants. The first of these celebrates its premiere in the series version of the Mercedes-Benz eActros. Within a modular system, the eDrive can be tailored to the market, segment and vehicle type. "
The BMW Group is beginning to test near-standard vehicles with a hydrogen fuel cell drive train in everyday conditions on European roads. Prototypes of the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT will examine how effectively the CO2-free drive train, model-specific chassis technology and vehicle electronics systems work together under real-life conditions. The BMW i Hydrogen NEXT is a pure electric vehicle that uses hydrogen as fuel by converting it into electricity in a fuel cell. The recently launched testing programme will pave the way for the BMW Group to present a small-series model with this sustainable drive technology, developed on the basis of the BMW X5, in late 2022. Extensive field testing of these vehicles will provide practical experience in the use of this sustainable drive technology. Hydrogen fuel cell technology has the long-term potential to supplement internal combustion engines, plug-in hybrid systems and battery-electric vehicles within the BMW Group’s flexible drive train strategy. It could become an attractive alternative to battery-electric drive trains – especially for customers who do not have their own access to electric charging infrastructure or who frequently drive long distances.
The Range Rover Evoque will receive a whole series of innovations for the 2021 model year, especially in the engine compartment and in the field of connectivity. The whole thing is crowned by a new top model: the Range Rover Evoque Autobiography, which gives the character of the successful premium SUV of the compact class even more elegance and luxury. The innovations in the coming model year of the Evoque include new engines with plug-in and mild hybrid technology - a new 1.5 liter Ingenium three-cylinder petrol engine and two equally new 2.0 liter diesel units. Various new technologies continue to find their way into the Range Rover Evoque, such as the highly developed Pivi infotainment system or a new filter system for the interior air. The parade of novelties is rounded off with the chic special model Range Rover Evoque Nolita. The 2021 generation Range Rover Evoque can be ordered now and will be available from the beginning of 2021. The list of recommended retail prices (including 16% VAT) starts at 37,894 euros for the D150 FWD with manual transmission, the plug-in hybrid is available as an AWD with automatic transmission and the higher “S” equipment for 54,563 euros Leasing offer is available without a down payment from 382 euros per month with a 3-year term and annual mileage of a maximum of 10,000 km.