With the new Megane E-TECH Electric, Renault presents the first representative of a completely new generation of electric vehicles. The dynamically designed model based on the newly developed CMF-EV platform combines all of Renault's expertise as a pioneer of affordable electromobility that is suitable for everyday use. A range of up to 470 kilometers in the WLTP test cycle, the slimmest battery on the market at 11.0 centimeters and the largest info display area in a vehicle in the compact class are just a few of the highlights with which the Megane E-TECH Electric Redefined the limits for battery electric vehicles. With its multitude of innovations, the Renault Megane E-TECH Electric embodies the "Nouvelle Vague" from Renault, in English "New Wave", a product offensive with which the brand is driving the transformation to an integral mobility provider and operator of a fully networked ecosystem for electromobility . Renault offers the electric model in two power levels with 96 kW/131 hp and 160 kW/218 hp. The battery is also available in two capacity levels: 40 kWh and 60 kWh. The batteries can be "filled up" with a wide range of charging capacities and amperages, including, depending on the version, DC fast charging stations with up to 130 kW.
The new 2021 Toyota Highlander Highlights
The new Toyota Highlander starts at prices from 53,250 euros in Germany. The 4.95 meter long family SUV comes with seven seats as well as hybrid and all-wheel drive as standard. Customers can choose from three equipment lines and extensive accessories for further customization. As an entry-level version, the Business Edition already comes up with many amenities: In addition to heated and electrically adjustable front seats, it also includes 18-inch alloy wheels, parabolic LED headlights with automatic high beam, tinted rear and rear side windows from the B-pillar, a reversing camera, an infotainment system with an eight-inch display and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a wireless charging cradle for smartphones as standard equipment. On colder days, the heated leather steering wheel, a windscreen de-icer and heated windscreen washer nozzles have a positive effect. The latest generation of Toyota Safety Sense, which combines various assistance systems, also creates a close-knit safety network. A blind spot warner is also included. Customers can choose from five standard metallic paint finishes
At the first Way to Zero Convention, Volkswagen today gave details of its plans for decarbonizing the company and its products. The company intends to be net carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest. A new interim milestone is the targeted 40-percent reduction in CO2 emissions per vehicle in Europe by 2030 – substantially outperforming the Group target of 30 percent (baseline: 2018). As a result, an average Volkswagen would emit around 17 tons less carbon dioxide. As well as accelerating the transition to e-mobility, the production (including supply chain) and operation of electric cars is to be made net carbon neutral. Added to this is the systematic recycling of the high-voltage batteries from old electric vehicles.
Hyundai officially launched its all-new 2021 Elantra and Elantra Hybrid at The Lot Studios in West Hollywood with a special event today broadcast around the world. This marks the world debut of the latest version of the popular compact sedan. The 2021 Elantra showcases Hyundai’s latest ambitions, including a Sensuous Sportiness design identity, hybrid electric vehicle technology, and segment-first wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The car also provides exciting driving dynamics and the most progressive in-car experience in its class. Production of the 2021 Elantra starts in the fall in Ulsan, Korea and at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, and sales begin in the fourth quarter.