Thanks to tax privilege

Frankfurt am main / tokyo, 25. October 2013 – honda will show in tokyo a small, open sports car in the tradition of the west bags-roadster. The microcar will not be more long than 3.4 and not wider than 1.48 meters, weigh less than 1000 kilograms and do not get more than 64 hp from 660 cubic centimeters. As with such cars in the meantime, they are generated by a three-cylinder with turbocharger.

With lifter

The reason for the accessibility in all dimensions is a japanese tax privilege for cars with the above-mentioned moss, adds to your holder for you no parking certificate. The modest subsignions were allowed to enhance the donning spab, which was considerably allowed in the desired 900 kilograms despite the performance limit.

Should honda build the winzling and then he should then be exported, the driving dynamics could be clearly upgraded: the daihatsu copen, the counterpart to honda’s study from the toyota group, has for other countries a 1.3-liter engine with 87 hp receive. The 850 kilogram lightweight roof roadster was from 2003 to 2010 in the program of daihatsu germany and could now be inherited from the S660.

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From for burner cars in uk: autoexperte looks under pressure

From for burner cars in UK: AutoExperte looks under prere

With its planning for a banner ban, the british prime minister boris johnson puts the industry in the united konigreich, according to autoexperte stefan bratzel. It is "a strong signal" for the british carmakers to increase their activities in terms of electromobility, bratzel said.

Possible domino effect

"So far, the carmakers there are not so strongly known for the topic of electromobility." exception is nissan, the japanese produce numerous vehicles in the UK even for the EU market.

Johnson wants to ban the sale of diesel cars and petrol to the sale of 2030. So swing a gross market on electromobility "and this is a signal to the continent and the manufacturers", said bratzel. "If such a gross market is relatively quickly a turning into a turning, then the one domino effect can be susceptible."

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Chip ride

Chip ride

San jose, 23. May 2007 – in the laboratories of the japanese car supplier, all cars navigate and manobilize cars already, the research manager hideeaki ishihara reported in his keynote lecture of the automotive section of the "microprocessor forum", from 21. To 23. May in san jose, california, took place. Automatic parking and also autopilot functions such as track detection, collision prediction or emergency brake and steering manobs are also feasible, he explained. Only the costs are still an obstacle reason for the introduction in production vehicles.

Assistance systems point the way to the future
on the way to partial autonomous vehicle are still a few hundres. Already today assistance systems in production vehicles take some functions in advance, which will also be found in partial autonomous vehicles. For example, the "advanced pre-crash system" of the lexus LS 460 can help brake and dodge. Radar and infrared sensors recognize obstacles, a control device evaluates this information, warns the driver, or activates the brake assistant and sets the chassis on an evasive manob. Also the lane recognition, for example the AFIL system of citroen, is already standard-mabig today, or the adaptive cruise control, which helps the driver in keeping the right distance to the fore.

Highly complex electronics
the basis for these systems is in any case an intelligent and complex interaction of different sensors, powerful control accessories and the networking of the hardware and software with each other. Compared to the initial displays of the automobile, today’s vehicles are represented by highly complex electronics, and this development continues on the way to (partial) autonomous driving continues.

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Chip ride

Chip ride

San jose, 23. May 2007 – in the laboratories of the japanese car supplier, all cars navigate and manobilize cars already, the research manager hideeaki ishihara reported in his keynote lecture of the automotive section of the "microprocessor forum", from 21. To 23. May in san jose, california, took place. Automatic parking and also autopilot functions such as track detection, collision prediction or emergency brake and steering manobs are also feasible, he explained. Only the costs are still an obstacle reason for the introduction in production vehicles.

Assistance systems point the way to the future
on the way to partial autonomous vehicle are still a few hundres. Already today assistance systems in production vehicles take some functions in advance, which will also be found in partial autonomous vehicles. For example, the "advanced pre-crash system" of the lexus LS 460 can help brake and dodge. Radar and infrared sensors recognize obstacles, a control device evaluates this information, warns the driver, or activates the brake assistant and sets the chassis on an evasive manob. Also the lane recognition, for example the AFIL system of citroen, is already standard-mabig today, or the adaptive cruise control, which helps the driver in keeping the right distance to the fore.

Highly complex electronics
the basis for these systems is in any case an intelligent and complex interaction of different sensors, powerful control accessories and the networking of the hardware and software with each other. Compared to the initial displays of the automobile, today’s vehicles are represented by highly complex electronics, and this development continues on the way to (partial) autonomous driving continues.

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Colt 1.3 lpg: mitsubishi offers autogas variant

Colt 1.3 lpg: mitsubishi offers autogas variant

Hattersheim, 21. April 2009 – deuschland is not exactly a pioneer in the use of autogas. However, after uber chevrolet, lada and subaru also took advantage of a LPG model in the program, now also wants to offer mitsubishi in germany cars "liquefied petroleum gas" instead of gasoline can be operated. The first model is colt 1.3, which makes 95 hp in the gasoline version – the performance in LPG operation does not apply mitsubishi. When buying new cars, the LPG system costs 2400 euros including installation. The mitsubishi unternal car wart of three years or 100.000 kilometers is not promoted by the conversion.

As in the netherlands

The car system comes from the dutch manufacturer valle and is installed in eindhoven. Mitsubishi is already showing this path on the hollandische markt, where the japan brand has been offering for more long LPG vehicles. As with autogas ubrow, the autogas colt bivalent is created, so can be driven with autogas or gasoline. The ranges of gas and gasoline tank add up to 1000 kilometers, so mitsubishi.

33 percent save

LPG is only about half as expensive as superbenzine, because LPG will be taxed (by the end of 2018) significantly lower than conventional fuel. So, despite the higher consumption, about a third priced one is priced than with gasoline, promises mitsubishi. Also in terms of eco-friendliness score cars. Against gasoline emissions of nitrogen oxides is about 80 percent, which of unburned hydrocarbons at about 60 percent and of carbon monoxide at around 80 percent, so the japanese manufacturer. The outset of the greenhouse gas CO2 indicates mitsubishi with 120 grams per kilometer. This corresponds to a consumption of about 7 liters of LPG at 100 kilometers.

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Study: noble us brands lace in reliability

Study: noble us brands lace in reliability

Westlake village (california / USA), 19. March 2010 – some europeans have to say goodbye to a long-held prejudice: that american cars are necessarily of poor quality. The current list of the market research company J.D. According to power, at least the noble US brands are back at the top in terms of reliability. There are three domestic brands in the top 5 on the US market: lincoln, buick and mercury.

Porsche at the top

With the luxury-class sedan cadillac DTS, for the first time in more than ten years, an american model has the fewest defects. J.D. Power had 52 for his study.000 owners of three-year-old cars surveyed. On average, porsche drivers were the least likely to complain about breakdowns. With lexus, only one japanese brand was in the top 5.

Ford clearly ahead of chevy

In the other ranks – among the mass manufacturers – the japanese carmakers are again strongly represented: the fact that toyota and honda are again doing above average may initially come as a surprise in view of the flood of reports of technical problems among the japanese. However, the market researchers had already carried out the survey at the end of 2009, whereas the toyota breakdown series had only expanded in early 2010. The best US mass brand is ford, followed far behind by chevrolet from general motors.  /

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Chinese build sono sion in sweden

Sono motors will produce its battery small car sion in swedish trollhattan. The startup from munchen has found a partner with experience in the construction of electric cars in national electric vehicle sweden (NEVS). In the former saab plant in trollhattan, the first generation of e-mobils over a period of eight years 260.000 vehicles run from the band. Sono motors set the start of production on the second half of 2020. Then around 43.000 sion in two-layer operation.

Company history with complications

NEVS is a swedish-chinese company founded in 2012 to acquire rights, facilities and real estate from the saab automobiles gone in 2010 in bankruptcy. The use of the brand name "saab" is nevertheless no longer possible since 2014 after a finally failed production of an electric saab model. Since 15. January 2019, according to significant complications including the interim bankruptcy of the nevs and a scramble of various chinese companies and investors now, the mixed company evergrande health industry group limited from china with 51 percent of the shares. An actor who is adventurous to his business numbers, but already TOO BIG TO FAIL look.

Thomas hausch, company boss at sono motors estimates NEVS the "long-term experience in traditional automotive development and production in combination with proven expertise in the field of electromobility". The energy for production should be fully originated from regenerative sources. This fits the sion, which is referred to as "solar electric vehicle (SEV)" with its solar cells on the aubenhaut. The integrated photovoltaic should dine daily for up to 34 kilometers of solar energy in the 35 kwh farming vehicle battery.

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Seat ibiza ecomotive needs only 3.7 liters

Seat ibiza ecomotive needs only 3.7 liters

Morfelden, 4. December 2008 – the most economical production car on the market is the two-seater smart fortwo, which consumes 3.3 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers. Among the small cars in the lead was the ford fiesta 1.6 tdci with 3.7 liters. The seat ibiza ecomotive will catch up with this model in february 2009.

Improved aerodynamics and engine management

For this, the ibiza uses the three-cylinder diesel with pump-diesel injection, which is also used in the standard version. With the 80 hp 1.4 TDI, the standard model consumes 4.3 liters per 100 kilometers on the EU cycle. To reduce fuel consumption, aerodynamics have been improved. At the front, the radiator grille has been fully closed and the lower air grille changed. In addition, there is a four centimeter larger front spoiler, a roof spoiler and air deflectors on the rear wheels. According to seat, the engine management system has also been optimized with regard to "injection times and the use of the turbocharger". And it has been slimmed down, but only minimally: the ibiza 1, which normally weighs 1175 kilograms.4 TDI was just ten kilos lighter. The closed hubcaps have a positive effect on weight and aerodynamics. The rolling resistance is reduced by increased tire prere.

Better driving performance

In addition to reduced fuel consumption, the emissions package leads to an eight-km improvement in fuel economy. The ecomotive takes 12.9 seconds to sprint to 100 km/h, which is two tenths faster than the standard version.

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New connector on the way to the standard

New connector on the way to the standard

Hannover, 24. April 2009 – A newly developed standard connector to load electric cars present RWE on the hannover messe. The connector has designed the electricity group together with daimler, was implemented by plug specialists mennekes. The VDE working group 542.1 (connectors electric vehicles) further developed specification should be submitted by the end of april of the IEC (international electrotechnical commission), until the end of may the "final draft for vote" be finished.

Rotary current and signal contacts

The plug flattened plug has five rough contacts for grounding, nullivers and the three-phase phases as well as two more smaller contacts that allow transmission of signals even if the stream line is turned off. These two additional pins put the coarse difference to the very widespread, about equivalent, funfpolige CEE rotary current plug­connections according to IEC 60309 is. This is used, for example, on construction sites or camping vehicles and even with some existing charging panels they are used.

Vehicle identification via powerline

The signal contacts should, according to RWE, encourive that laity also has an electric car safely and without supervision to a charging pan: the 7-pin socket on the charging panel is in the normal state voltage-free. If the customer connects his car with her, initially takes a handshake via powerline, ie the data­transmission via power line. In this way, the electronics in the charging pan can recognize whether it is about a legitimate consumer and how high the electricity requirement of the car is before starting the charging process. However, in addition to normalized connectors, this scenario requires appropriate intelligence and interfaces of the electrical electronics of the electric car – this should be able to convey the FURSA-rest-related charging cycle and must cancel loading at any time, as long as a disruption occurs as superheating. In addition, the station can turn off the power when a plug should be loose: the pens for the signal lines are different lengths, so that the charge­can recognize if the plugs are correct in their counterparts. Which powerline standard is used is still open, in the area of home networking, there are several variants with different bandwidth. RWE preferences that "homeplug turbo"-method that sends up to 85 mbps gross over the power line. Although this data rate is clearly surpassed by current procedures for home networking, for that it is to the still ages homeplug 1.0 (maximum 14 mbit / s gross) compatible.

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Eu parliament wants to legally prescribe ecall from 2015

According to the will of the european parliament, all new cars in the EU will be equipped with ECALL in the EU by 2015 – a system that automatically concludes an emergency call in a serious accident and passes the vehicle location for the case that the occupants are no longer able to do so even themselves are. According to the deputies, rescue services could be so faster at the scene of the accident and in the "decisive first hour" save more lives or reduce the severity of injuries.

After a voluntary introduction of the system has failed, parliament calls on the european commission as soon as possible legislation to propose to ecall in all EU member states until 2015. Last fall, the commission had written a recommendation to the member states in order to pre-recruit for all new cars and small transporters by 2015 – ecall for all new cars and small transporters, without loss of recourse for existing vehicles.

In her resolution, the parliamentarians now express their regret for delays in voluntary ECALL implementation. Although there are already a standard for the autonomous emergency call, so far, just 0.4 percent of cars in the EU are equipped with it. The deputies appeal to the commission, also to prefers to extend the automatic emergency call to other vehicle types, such as motorcycles, buses and trucks. In an overview (PDF file) of the EU commission on the level of ECALL of april 2012, there are still various open "fine destinations", including ies of the certification of ECALL hardware or training for the employees of emergency call centers.

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