In many ways, the conclusions and findings of the report reflect Volvo Cars' own vision for the future of materials. In the years to come, the company is gradually expanding its family of fully electric vehicles: From 2030, only pure electric cars will be offered, all of which get by without leather. It starts with the new Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric, which will be the first leather-free Volvo model to hit the road at the end of this year. Volvo Cars is actively working to replace many of the materials currently used throughout the automotive industry by finding high quality and sustainable sources. “We have a vision of where we want to go in the future.
Electrical color theory - new paintwork for the Nissan Ariya
Nissan has presented the exciting color palette of the new Ariya. There are ten different paint finishes to choose from for the fully electric coupé crossover at market launch. They underline the futuristic design of the Ariya and reflect the technological concept of the electric car, the future-oriented connectivity and the advanced driver assistance functions. The portfolio includes four one and six two-tone exterior paint finishes that are implemented using state-of-the-art production methods. From complex color mixes and new color pigments to painting robots taking on difficult work steps, each color has been selected to highlight the Ariya's premium look
The “Cars” series by pop art pioneer Andy Warhol (1928 to 1987) is world famous. It shows selected vehicles from Mercedes-Benz and its predecessor brands in a striking, colorful rendering typical of the North American artist. The first of his motifs at the beginning of the picture series in 1986: the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” (W 198). In the Mercedes-Benz Museum, the artwork depicting the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL and the sports car will be on display in close proximity from 21 to 26 June 2022. The original screen print comes from the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection. The vehicle is provided by BRABUS GmbH, Bottrop, combined with the proof that this is the sports car that served Warhol as a “model” for the “Cars” series. The joint presentation is an absolute premiere. This is because the world-famous, iconic work of art and the vehicle itself have never been shown together before. The exhibition in the Atrium of the Mercedes-Benz Museum is open to the public free of charge.
With the luxury saloon EQS and the sporty executive saloon EQE, Mercedes-Benz has entered a new, all-electric era in the upper market segments as well. The EQS SUV, the third model series with this architecture developed for electric vehicles, will soon follow. The SUV offers plenty of space, comfort and connectivity for up to seven passengers in its avant-garde, luxurious interior. Thanks to powerful electric motors, responsive 4MATIC all-wheel drive and an intelligent OFFROAD driving mode, the EQS SUV is also capable of tackling light terrain with ease. The new EQS SUV shares the long wheelbase (3210 millimetres) with the EQS Saloon, but is over 20 centimetres higher. The dimensions in detail: 5125/1959/1718 millimetres (length/width/height). The interior dimensions benefit from these generous SUV dimensions and from the advantages of the purpose design tailored to the electric platform. The second row of seats can be electrically adjusted as standard. Up to four golf bags fit in the boot. A third row of seats with two additional individual seats and extensive comfort features for all passengers is available as an option.