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A prophecy fulfilled a promise kept a remarkable undertaking underway rolls-royce motor cars announces first fully electric car
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A prophecy fulfilled a promise kept a remarkable undertaking underway rolls-royce motor cars announces first fully electric car

A prophecy fulfilled a promise kept a remarkable undertaking underway rolls-royce motor cars announces first fully electric car

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announces today that on-road testing of its first fully electric motor car is imminent.

  • CEO, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, announces Rolls-Royce’s first fully electric car
  • Finished product will come to market in Q4 2023
  • New product named ‘Spectre’
  • Electric Rolls-Royce fulfils the 1900 prophecy of the marque’s founder, Charles Rolls
  • A promise kept by CEO, who pledged to bring an electric car to market this decade
  • Global testing will cover 2.5 million kilometres – a simulation of 400 years of use
  • By 2030 all Rolls-Royce products will be fully electric
  • Spectre underpinned by Rolls-Royce’s own spaceframe architecture

In an historic announcement, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced today, that on-road testing of its first fully electric motor car is imminent. In announcing this seminal moment for the marque, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Chief Executive Officer, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, said:

A prophecy fulfilled a promise kept a remarkable undertaking underway rolls-royce motor cars announces first fully electric car

A prophecy fulfilled a promise kept a remarkable undertaking underway rolls-royce motor cars announces first fully electric car

“Today is the most significant day in the history of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars since 4th May, 1904. On that date, our founding fathers, Charles Rolls and Sir Henry Royce, first met and agreed that they were going to create ‘the best motor car in the world’.

“Using the most advanced technology available to them at the time and by applying their remarkable engineering minds, these two pioneers elevated early internal combustion engine cars, from noisy, uncomfortable and rudimentary means of transportation, by setting a completely new benchmark of distinction. 

“The cars they created, introduced to the world a true luxury experience and secured for Rolls-Royce the ultimate pinnacle position that it continues to occupy, unchallenged, to this day.  The marque has continued to define the very best in internal combustion motoring for more than a century.

“Today, 117 years later, I am proud to announce that Rolls-Royce is to begin the on-road testing programme for an extraordinary new product that will elevate the global all-electric car revolution and create the first – and finest – super-luxury product of its type. This is not a prototype. It’s the real thing, it will be tested in plain sight and our clients will take first deliveries of the car in the fourth quarter of 2023.”

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BALTASAR REVOLT – the track electric revolution.

BALTASAR REVOLT

the track electric revolution.

BALTASAR has presented an innovative concept with outstanding performance. An electric supercar for the track and road legal, specifically focused on the driving experience and pleasure: the Baltasar REVOLT. Being the first of its kind, as a fully electric road legal track day car with FIA compliance and designed from scratch without compromises and not taking any existing platform as a reference, the Baltasar REVOLT is the track electric revolution. A revolution because not only it is the most radical electric car but it has unique specs that beats any combustion engined super car in terms of pure driving pleasure with its 500bhp, 1000Nm torque and only 770kg.

The company states that this car does not come to compete against any other existing car. Baltasar offers a new and exciting concept for those car lovers who look for new experiences without forgetting the finest and purest driving sensations.

The project has been developed in secret during years because the company did not want to make a public presentation of just a project of a future new brand but to present a reality surprising everybody with a completely developed and ready to market full electric super sports car.

All the technology implemented in the Baltasar Revolt, whose, even its name has been kept in secret up to the exact moment of the World Premiere, is 100% developed in house, including the sophisticated battery pack, that is one of the key systems and has been engineered in combination with the Spanish high performance battery manufacturer MILLOR BATTERY.

The company is accepting orders through its webpage Baltasar.com and all the Baltasar Revolt units will be manufactured by hand according to customer’s configurations that will ensure the exclusivity of each peace.

The founder of the company is the automotive engineer and tech entrepreneur Baltasar López.

World Premier transcription:

Hello. Thank you all for being here and welcome to the Baltasar world premiere. Today after years of secret development not only are we presenting a new car brand but we are presenting a sports car that is the first of its kind and that will represent the track electric revolution.

Since I was a child, my dream has always been developing cars, so being here today sharing with you this project is like a dream come true.

But first of all, I would like to thank all the people that made this possible, especially the team, the family, the friends, the bosses, the partners, and especially the teachers that had me thinking that impossible was possible. Thank you all.

Baltasar cars are the first track day electric supercars. cars especially conceived for having fun in the circuit, the track, but while still being road legal Cars for just having fun, having pleasure. Cars for Carpe Diem. That’s the philosophy of the company and that’s why we can find a C and D in the logo. When we started the project many years ago, in fact maybe too many years ago, the design started from scratch not using any previous platform and with new and specific technologies in mind All we had was a clean blank sheet of paper for writing down the concept requirements. For example.

With all these requirements translated into numbers, we designed this amazing car Every single component of the car that we are going to unveil in a few minutes has been specifically designed and engineered for this supersport car Looking for perfection in terms of lightness and performance. Here we are going to show you an example that we are very proud of And it’s very important in an electric vehicle. It’s the battery pack.

Design and manufactured in combination with Millor Battery It’s a 700V system. Twice the typical voltage in nowadays electric vehicles and it gives us more than 600km range and 40min in racing conditions. It only weighs 250kg and integrates Millor Battery hybrid cooling And one of the best things, it allows you to charge 100km range in only 5min. That’s quite cool and its something we are proud of. In order to fulfill the lightness requirement nearly everything in the Baltasar super sports cars is made of carbon fiber The whole bodywork, interiors, the driving seat, the steering wheel, the dash, the diffuser. But remember that Baltasar cars are not only road legal Remember that Baltasar sports cars are not only road-legal but track-focused, that’s why we also fulfilled the safety requirements stated by FIA. Integrated into the frame we can see the main roll hoop, the front roll hoop, and the side impact structures integrated into the same frame.

The driver seats here, very low, in a Formula 1 style position, and with all the safety given by the external and internal carbon fiber panels and the mandatory FIA structure. I could be hours explaining to you hundreds of details about this amazing car. For example that all the suspension components are made of aeronautical aluminium, Kevlar, and carbon fiber Or that everything is made by hand in-house. You would prefer to see the car, don’t you? Do you like the Revolt? well, wait for a second because you are going to love it. Rear-wheel drive with two independent electric motors, one for each wheel with torque vectoring. And about numbers: 500bhp, nice. 1000 Nm torque About the acceleration 0 to 100 km/h in only 2.5s That figures are very important when accelerating but what about the mass, that is the key factor when braking or cornering Take note, 770kg. Only 770kg That’s not only the best for an electric car but long better than any other combustion sports car. High power, even more torque, instantaneous acceleration, and minimum mass. That’s why this is the electric revolution.

Everything is made of carbon fiber and from here you can appreciate the clean shapes, the clean aerodynamics of the whole design In the front axle, we have this innovative system that integrates the cooling of the front brakes with this air intake and at the same time we have downforce through this Surface Also, through the interior of the lateral panels, this cold air is running to the battery pack. We also have these lateral intakes where we have the cold air up to the rest of the powertrain.

And finally, in the rear, the hot air is flowing out through these open blades, freely Also, we do have this massive and fully functional, fully carbon fiber rear diffuser for extra downforce without adding drag As you can see, all the lines, all the design is very fluid and very simple and fully functional. You like it, you love it but you want to drive it. Here you have the cockpit with all the controls, driver-orientated. First of all, to get into the car you remove the steering wheel.

Depending on your physiognomy you don’t need to remove the steering wheel but it’s always easier to get inside without it. This quick release helps a lot to do it in a fast way. We connect the 6 point racing harness and once you have everything connected. Wow! That’s amazing. Once you are here you really feel like a Formula one driver

It doesn’t mind you don’t even need to switch on anything. Just because of the driving position you know you are going to have real fun with this thing Here you have the power selector mode, from eco, practice, race, and qualifying the hardest one. On the left side, we have the selector for the regenerative braking level, from the maximum to the minimum That’s really really comfortable for having some track days.

Ok, it’s time to finish but I know you still have at least two questions. One is how much does it cost and the other one is when can you have yours The price tag is 230.000€ before taxes and you can buy it now from our website

baltasar.com

First deliveries will be during the second half of next year, That’s the Baltasar Revolt, that’s the track electric revolution. Thank you very much.

First road legal track day electric supercar

Not based in any existing platform or powertrain

Length:                      3.950 mm

Width:                        1.850 mm

Height:                       880 mm (1.110 mm considering FIA main roll hoop)

Wheelbase:               2.420 mm

Front track:               1.546 mm

Rear track:                1.603 mm

Weight:                      770 kg

Fully electric Rear wheel drive

Motors:                      Mid mounted 2 independent motors with torque vectoring

Voltage:                     700 V

Power:                       500 bhp

Torque:                     1.000 Nm

Range:                       >600 km WLTP / 40 min @ track conditions

Charging:                  100 km range in 5 minutes

Full carbon fiber prepreg body and interiors FIA compliant tubular safety cell

Aeronautical aluminum Double wishbone with adjustable anti roll bars Inboard racing dampers with 4 vias regulation Carbon fiber and Kevlar push rods Fully configurable with open set-up Advanced multifunctional aerodynamics with front integrated spoilers and rear diffuser Removable carbon fiber steering wheel with integrated controls (Driving modes: eco/Practice/Race/Qualy. Regeneration levels: 4 modes) Fully carbon fiber racing seats with F1 style driving position 6 points racing harness

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IWC AND AIRSPEEDER ANNOUNCE ENGINEERING AND TIMEKEEPING PARTNERSHIP

IWC AND AIRSPEEDER ANNOUNCE ENGINEERING AND TIMEKEEPING PARTNERSHIP

Schaffhausen, – IWC Schaffhausen joins forces with Airspeeder, the world’s first electric flying car racing series, in a new engineering and timekeeping partnership. Combining the passion both companies share for technological progress, human endeavour and sustainability, they will work together in pioneering this new form of motorsport to fast track a new era of clean-air mobility.

The Airspeeder racing series is the brainchild of founder Matt Pearson, who also runs Alauda, the world’s first performance electric flying car manufacturer. Taking inspiration from the role sport has traditionally played in advancing the cause of technology, Pearson’s visionary idea is to create a new kind of motorsport to accelerate the advanced air mobility revolution and transform passenger, logistical and even medical transportation.

The planned global race series will eventually see a full grid of eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) craft, manufactured by Alauda, managed by individual teams and operated by elite pilots, compete at heights of up to 40m off the ground and at top speeds of 200km/h. The air races will take place on electronically-created tracks and be streamed globally, minimising the environmental impact of more complex logistics and infrastructure.

“It’s fantastic to play a part in bringing Matt’s bold vision to life. The Airspeeder team are true pioneers of aviation and they are bringing together two things that are really close to IWC’s heart. From making some of the planet’s best pilots’ watches for the last eighty years to the cut and thrust of modern automotive design and racing, we have always equipped and inspired those who dare to dream. We are proud to collaborate on an endeavour that will make such a progressive impact on society,”

Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen

From its technical base in South Australia, the Airspeeder project has brought together some of the brightest minds in aviation, motor racing and performance automotive engineering from across the world. Charged with envisioning a better future, the diverse team of engineers, specialists and pilots are encouraged to think innovatively to push the boundaries of technical excellence, a philosophy which IWC also shares. The new partnership reflects this common purpose and will establish a knowledge exchange to prompt technological progress within the engineering departments of both organisations. Learn more about the partnership

“Time and again, IWC has enabled dreams and nurtured innovation. Like us, they see beyond the known horizon towards something different, bolder and more inventive. This commitment to progress is something we also value, and we are delighted that the entire team at Schaffhausen believes in our vision. Whether the result is a beautifully designed watch or a revolutionary flying car, we all rely on human and technical endeavour to make truly impactful change through giant technical leaps. I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together,” added Airspeeder founder Matt Pearson.

Airspeeder developed its first small-scale prototype performance eVTOL in 2017 and has continued to finesse the design ever since through computer modelling and simulation, as well as extensive testing. The newest vehicle, the Mk3, is the world’s first fully functional electric flying racing car. With an overall aesthetic reminiscent of classic 1950s sportscars combined with racing drones, the speeders feature an octocopter layout, airfoil-profiled rotor arms, cuttingedge carbon-fibre composites and the latest EV battery technology. New advances in safety are delivered through a suite of technologies and engineering elements never before seen on an eVTOL craft. These innovations include LiDAR and Radar collision avoidance systems that create a ‘virtual force field’ around the craft to ensure close but ultimately safe racing. Designed for maximum performance and aerial agility, they move through the air with precision and pace. An entire grid of these remotely piloted Mk3s is currently being built by Airspeeder, ahead of this year’s competitive pilotless events. The Mk4 is expected to launch in 2022, before the inaugural crewed season gets underway.

AIRSPEEDER

Airspeeder is the world’s first racing series for electric flying cars. Our mission will accelerate eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) advanced aviation technology through intense sporting competition. This mobility revolution, underpinned by future tech, will transform urban air mobility (UAM), global logistics and even medical applications with a clean-air electric vehicle (EV) solution. Our racing multicopters are developed at our advanced aerospace engineering hub in Adelaide, South Australia by engineers drawn from elite motorsports, automotive, aviation and even FPV drone, electric plane, electric vehicle and passenger drone backgrounds. Airspeeder’s vision will deliver the most exciting and future-focused motorsport on the planet. Following an inaugural unmanned season, elite pilots will take to the skies to race prop-to-prop while navigating electronically governed racetracks in the skies above some of the most visually arresting scenery in the world.

IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN

In 1868, the American watchmaker and entrepreneur Florentine Ariosto Jones travelled from Boston to Switzerland and founded the ‘International Watch Company’ in Schaffhausen. His visionary dream was to combine advanced American manufacturing methods with the craftsmanship of Swiss watchmakers to make the best pocket watches of his time. In doing so, he not only laid the foundation for IWC’s unique engineering approach but also established the centralised production of mechanical watches in Switzerland.

Over its 150 year history, IWC Schaffhausen has developed a reputation for creating functional complications, especially chronographs and calendars, which are ingenious, robust, and easy for customers to use. A pioneer in the use of titanium and ceramics, IWC today specialises in highly engineered technical watch cases manufactured from advanced materials, such as titanium aluminide and Ceratanium®. Preferring the principle of “form follows function” over decoration, the Swiss watch manufacturer’s timeless creations embody their owners’ dreams and ambitions as they journey through life.

IWC sources materials responsibly and takes action to minimise its impact on the environment, creating intrinsically sustainable timepieces that are built to last for generations. The company prides itself in training its own future watchmakers and engineers, as well as offering an excellent working environment for all employees. IWC also partners with organisations that work globally to support children and young people.

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Rivians new R1t Electric Pickup has a mobile kitchen ideal for camping

Rivians new R1t Electric Pickup has a mobile kitchen ideal for camping

A truck built for whatever you call a road. Your electric adventure awaits.

one of the Rivian R1T’s most novel features is the Gear Tunnel, which provides outside-accessible storage between the rear seats and the bed. The Camp Kitchen x Snow Peak package turns it into a meal-making area. Included are a two-burner induction cooktop, 4-gallon water tank, pump, collapsible sink and spray faucet, and a full cookware set from Snow Peak. The modular three-piece design is upgradeable in the future, and can also easily be removed and stored when the Tunnel is needed for other applications.

Now the roasted carnita is going to be assembled with the new complement of the first electric truck of Rivian, la R1T.

It is a modular accessory that includes everything you need to prepare a meal for friends and loved ones on the next camping trip.

Package Camp Kitchen x Snow Peak de la R1T de Rivian

The exotic package Camp Kitchen x Snow Peak The Rivian R1T actually includes three accessories: the Camp Kitchen kitchen set, the Snow Peak utensil set and the Rivian Gear Tunnel Shuttle.

Altogether, it is basically a mobile kitchen that is stored in the Tunnel Shuttle of the truck. Includes a induction stove with two 1,440 watt burners and a folding sink four gallon with a differential pressure pump.

Photos: Rivian
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E1 Series and PIF announce partnership to create world’s first electric powerboat championship

E1 Series and PIF announce partnership to create world’s first electric powerboat championship

Electric Sea Racing Limited (‘E1 Series’) and Public Investment Fund (PIF) have entered into a partnership that will see PIF support in creating the world’s first electric powerboat racing championship.

The news was revealed today during a virtual launch event, where E1 Series organisers also unveiled the new design of the electric RaceBird powerboat ahead of World Oceans Day on June 8.

The partnership represents a significant step forward in the long-term development of the championship, providing a strong foundation on which to build from and enabling the series to further accelerate preparations for the inaugural season, scheduled to take place in early 2023 – with Saudi Arabia to be one of the considered race locations.

As a major contributor to the global economy and partner of choice for innovative companies and investors, PIF’s investment in E1 is in line with its 2021-2025 strategy announced earlier this year, which focuses on 13 key strategic sectors, including sports and entertainment, and renewable energy. This includes major investments in renewable energy companies, such as ACWA Power and the Sudair Solar Energy project, as well as in the development of electric vehicles through its investment in Lucid Motors.

Series creators Alejandro Agag, Chairman of E1, and Rodi Basso, CEO of E1, were both joined live in the studio by the President of the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) Raffaele Chiulli, as well as SeaBird Technologies Founder Sophi Horne, and Founder & CEO of Victory Marine Brunello Acampora to present the RaceBird powerboat.

The vessel is a completely new design and was co-created by Horne and Acampora following an extensive validation process. The RaceBird is inspired by nature and birds flying low over the water and features an outboard motor, enclosed safety canopy and hydrofoil technology.

Using innovative hydrofoil technology, the electric RaceBird powerboats will rise high above the water’s surface, allowing for minimum drag and maximum energy efficiency. Being lifted above the waves will not only improve performance, but it will also promote close and competitive racing with a reduced wake when following an opponent.

The RaceBird is specially designed for foil-to-foil racing and is capable of reaching speeds up to 50 knots (93 km/h or 58 mph), with pilots showcasing their skills using tight and technical circuits located close to shore in the heart of urban areas.

With the design now validated, the RaceBird has entered into the production phase with the expert engineers at Victory Marine concentrating their efforts and resource over the coming months on manufacturing a full fleet of race-ready electric powerboats.

Alejandro Agag, Co-Founder & Chairman of E1, said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome on board PIF as a new partner in this exciting venture. To get the backing of PIF at this early stage of development emphasises the importance of our mission to electrify marine mobility. With the new design of the RaceBird boat you see today, we hope to accelerate change in the marine industry and provide sustainable solutions for future leisure craft. The new powerboat that Sophi and Brunello designed looks like a spaceship. I’ve compared electric racing cars to podracers from Star Wars in the past, but the RaceBird looks even more futuristic. Working together with PIF, I look forward to ushering in a new era of electric powerboat racing.”

Rodi Basso, Co-Founder & CEO of E1, said: “We’re thrilled to be working together with PIF to jointly shape the future direction of powerboating. Forming a strong partnership with a global investment powerhouse such as PIF provides a solid foundation on which to build a new sport. The RaceBird presents a unique challenge and one that the teams at SeaBird Technologies and Victory Marine have delivered on. They’ve managed to develop an innovative powerboat with an eye-catching design and factored in practical solutions ready to go racing. Shortly we’ll also be announcing our powertrain and electronics partners; we’re on schedule to hit the water soon.”

Commenting on the announcement, HE Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Governor of the Public Investment Fund, said: “This exciting investment in a new premier sport format aligns with our strategy to enable innovation globally and unlock new industries, as well as build strategic partnerships with real value add to Saudi Arabia. We believe our support for future sports will also contribute to the growth of various sectors globally.

“Our partnership with E1 will help drive the development of innovative sustainable technology, which in turn positions Saudi as an enabler in the industries of the future and the creation of new opportunities.”

Sophi Horne, Founder of SeaBird Technologies, said: “It’s amazing to finally be able to share the new RaceBird design with the world. Obviously, I’ve seen it on a screen quite a lot in the past few months! But it’s great to show the new look of the boat that the pilots will race with. The bodywork and shape of the vessel is inspired by nature and birds flying above the water’s surface. What has been interesting is trying to find a balance between how you envisage the design and combining that with optimising both performance and efficiency. The solution we settled on fortunately doesn’t compromise on either the looks or performance capabilities.”

Brunello Acampora, Founder & CEO of Victory Marine, said: “Today’s announcement is the result of many months of hard work, creating a completely new design and simulating it in a competitive racing environment. I’ve really enjoyed working together with Sophi to produce the vessel that will compete in the world’s first electric powerboat championship. Now that the design has been fully validated, we’ll begin engineering and manufacturing the boats in preparation for prototype testing and ready for the teams to receive their first delivery. For us at Victory Marine, the E1 Series is the greatest test bench for cutting-edge solutions that will change the future of navigation forever.”

Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, President of the UIM, said: “At the International Powerboat Federation, we’re delighted to be part of this groundbreaking development in the powerboating sport. The futuristic RaceBird design combined with the use of hydrofoil technology in the E1 Series reflects the pioneering spirit of this initiative and are an inspiring answer to today’s challenges facing marine mobility. It’s an exciting moment for our sport and I cannot wait to see the RaceBird on the water.”

Released ahead of World Oceans Day, the RaceBird acts as a symbol of the future ambitions of the E1 Series, to revolutionise marine mobility and reduce the pressures being placed on fragile underwater ecosystems across the world.

The next major milestone in the RaceBird development is in September when the covers come off the first full-scale model at the Monaco Yacht Show, before the start of prototype testing which is set to get underway later this year.

E1 were advised by Shoosmiths law firm and financial advisers PJT Partners.

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The Lotus Evija has been named as ‘The One to Watch’ in Top Gear’s second ever Electric Awards. 

LOTUS EVIJA HONOURED IN BBC TOP GEAR ELECTRIC AWARDS

(Hethel, UK –  April 2021) – The Lotus Evija has been named as ‘The One to Watch’ in Top Gear’s second ever Electric Awards.

The all-electric hypercar was recently tested by Top Gear magazine editor Jack Rix on the test track at Lotus HQ in Hethel, Norfolk, and his article is published over eight pages in the May issue.

Rix calls the Evija not just a halo car for Lotus – “a signpost for the future of the company” – but labels it “a flagbearer for really fast electric vehicles as a whole”.

The Evija, which will go into production later this year, is the world’s most powerful car. It has an output of more than 2,000 PS from its all-electric, all-wheel drive powertrain. Rix notes it can accelerate from 124mph to 186mph (200 km/h to 300 km/h) in just three seconds, half the time it takes a Bugatti Chiron to do the same.

Rix was driving an Evija prototype restricted to 1,600 PS. “It’s light on its feet, playful with the instant mash of acceleration even a naturally aspirated engine could only fantasise about.” He’s also full of praise for the work of the project development team, saying the core Lotus DNA is obvious right from the first corner. “The steering is superb, light and darty around the dead-ahead, then loading up according to wheel angle and speed.” He concludes that “Lotus is on the brink of something special.”

Matt Windle, Managing Director, Lotus Cars, said: “Of all the EVs in development around the world, it’s an honour to be recognised by the Top Gear team as ‘The One to Watch’. Validation work on the car continues apace, and we resumed our world tour with the car last month. We look forward to showing it to more people in the physical world in the coming weeks.”

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 Redefines Electric Mobility Lifestyle

Hyundai IONIQ 5 Redefines Electric Mobility Lifestyle

  • IONIQ 5 all-electric, midsize CUV debuted today in a virtual world premiere event
  • Design explores new experiences only possible with dedicated BEV platform
    …Evokes the daring attitude of Hyundai Pony, the company’s first production car, highlighting 45-year journey of Hyundai design and looking ahead to the future
    …Exterior achieves unique proportions on a 3,000-mm wheelbase emphasizing EV specific typology
    .…Interior raises bar of comfort and usability with flat floor and Universal Island
  • Reflects commitment to sustainability by utilizing eco-friendly materials and nature-inspired colors in many touchpoints
  • Delivers powerful performance and ultra-fast 400 V and 800 V multi-charging
  • Provides Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function, which can turn the vehicle into a charger on wheels

SEOUL, February 22, 2021 — Hyundai Motor Company today launched the IONIQ 5 midsize CUV during a virtual world premiere event. As the first model in Hyundai’s new IONIQ brand dedicated to battery electric vehicles (BEV), IONIQ 5 sets the benchmark to redefine the electric mobility lifestyle with sustainable and innovative features.

IONIQ 5 is built upon Hyundai Motor Group’s dedicated BEV architecture called Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), enabling it to have unique proportions on an elongated wheelbase. With E-GMP, IONIQ 5 offers innovative interior design with eco-friendly materials in many touchpoints, strong performance mated with ultra-fast charging and a Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function as well as advanced connectivity and driver assistance features that will offer the ultimate in-car experience while ensuring safety.

“IONIQ 5 will accommodate lifestyles without limits, proactively caring for customers’ needs throughout their journey,” said Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer. “It is truly the first electric vehicle to provide a new experience with its innovative use of interior space and advanced technologies.”

Heralding a new era for EV design

IONIQ 5’s progressive design represents a departure from past norms, exploring a new design freedom offered by a dedicated BEV platform. By evoking the daring attitude of Hyundai Pony, the company’s first production car, IONIQ 5 highlights Hyundai’s 45-year journey to become a part of customer’s lifestyles, creating a common thread from past to present and future. This is the redefinition of timeless design, a theme that will expand as the IONIQ lineup grows.

IONIQ 5’s unique exterior design is characterized by the Pony-inspired profile over a 3,000-mm wheelbase. This extended wheelbase requires a more sophisticated approach to translate this new proportion into a contemporary EV typology.

The front of the car is equipped with Hyundai’s first clamshell hood that minimizes panel gaps for optimal aerodynamics. The front bumper is defined by an eye-catching V-shape incorporating distinctive daytime running lights (DRLs) that provide an unmistakable light signature unique to IONIQ 5. These small pixel-like clusters also appear at the rear of the vehicle.

On the sides, auto flush door handles provide clean surface styling and enhanced aerodynamic efficiency. The front and rear forms of the vehicle merge together at its doors, offering another example of Hyundai’s ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design first seen on the all-new Tucson. The strong C-pillar shape, inspired by Hyundai’s ‘45’ EV concept, gives IONIQ 5 a commanding presence clearly identifiable from a distance.

Aero-optimized wheels further echo the Parametric Pixel design theme and are offered in a super-sized 20-inch diameter, the largest rims ever fitted to a Hyundai EV. These complete IONIQ 5’s perfected proportions, optimized for Hyundai’s E-GMP.

“A new mobility experience for the next generation—this was the mission from the first day we began this project, to look ahead towards the horizon, but stay fundamentally Hyundai,” said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. “IONIQ 5 is the new definition of timeless, providing a common thread linking our past to the present and future.”

The ‘Living Space’ theme runs throughout the interior, most notably embodied by the Universal Island, a moveable center console that can slide back as much as 140 mm. Universal Island, along with the flat floor where the batteries are stored, allows more freedom of movement inside the vehicle.

IONIQ 5 is also equipped with electronically adjustable front seats. The seats recline to the optimum angle, offering a weightless feeling for the occupant. Hyundai reduced the thickness of the front seats by 30 percent, providing more space for those seated in the second row.

Many of its interior touchpoints — seats, headliner, door trim, floor and armrest — use eco-friendly, sustainably sourced materials, such as recycled PET bottles, plant-based (bio PET) yarns and natural wool yarns, eco-processed leather with plant-based extracts, and bio paint with plant extracts.

Customers can choose from nine exterior colors, including five nature-inspired hues exclusive to IONIQ 5. The interior has three color options

A range of power electric systems to suit every customer

IONIQ 5 is available with a range of power electric (PE) configurations to fit the mobility needs of every customer, with no compromises on performance. Customers can select from two battery pack options, either 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh, and two electric motor layouts, either with a rear motor only or with both front and rear motors. All PE variations provide outstanding range and deliver a top speed of 185 km/h.

At the top of the electric motor lineup is an all-wheel drive (AWD) option paired with the 72.6-kWh battery, producing a combined power output of 225-kWh and 605 Nm of torque. This PE configuration can go from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds.

When equipped with two-wheel drive (2WD) and 72.6-kWh battery, IONIQ 5’s maximum driving range on a single charge will be around 470~480 km, according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) standard.

Ultra-fast battery charging along with innovative Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function

IONIQ 5’s E-GMP can support both 400-V and 800-V charging infrastructures. The platform offers 800-V charging capability as standard, along with 400-V charging, without the need for additional components or adapters. The multi-charging system is a world’s first patented technology that operates the motor and inverter to boost 400 V to 800 V for stable charging compatibility.

With a 350-kW charger, IONIQ 5 can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. IONIQ 5 users only need to charge the vehicle for five minutes to get 100 km of range, according to WLTP.

IONIQ 5 also provides an innovative V2L function, which allows customers to freely use or charge any electric devices, such as electric bicycles, scooters or camping equipment, serving as a charger on wheels.

The V2L function can supply up to 3.6 kW of power. The V2L port is located under the second-row seats, and it can be activated when a vehicle is on. Another V2L port is located at the charging port on the vehicle exterior. Using a converter, customers can charge high-power electric equipment. The outside port provides power even when the vehicle is turned off.

Innovative connectivity and driver assistance for safety and convenience

IONIQ 5 seamlessly integrates advanced technologies for an enhanced digital user experience. The wide, configurable, dual cockpit features a 12-inch, full-touch infotainment screen and hoodless 12- inch digital gauge cluster that can be customized to meet customers’ needs.

For the first time in Hyundai, IONIQ 5 features an Augmented Reality Head-Up Display (AR HUD), essentially turning the windshield into a display screen.

IONIQ 5 is also equipped with the next level of Hyundai SmartSense, advanced driver assistance system, ensuring the highest levels of safety and convenience on the road. IONIQ 5 is the first Hyundai model to offer Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2). Other driving assistance systems include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), High Beam Assist (HBA), and more.

IONIQ 5 will be available in selected regions starting in the first half of 2021.


IONIQ 5 
Specifications:

 Editor’s note: The vehicle specifications and features in this press release may vary depending on country/region.

Dimensions
Wheelbase 3,000 mm
Length 4,635 mm
Width 1,890 mm
Height 1,605 mm
Cargo
Boot/trunk space 531 L / 1591 L (when second-row seats are fully folded)
Front trunk North American (NA) model: 24 L (both AWD and 2WD)

Non-NA model: 57 L (2WD) or 24 L (AWD)

Performance
Platform Electric-Global Modular Platform
Maximum Driving Range

(according to WLTP)

470~480 km

(When pairing 2WD with 72.6-kWh battery option)

 

Long Range

72.6-kWh Battery

(77.4-kWh for NA)

AWD Power 225-kW (Front and Rear combined)
Torque 605-Nm (Front and Rear combined)
0-100 km/h 5.2 seconds
2WD Power 160-kW Rear
Torque 350-Nm Rear
0-100 km/h 7.4 seconds
 

Standard Range

58-kWh Battery

AWD Power 173 kW (Front and Rear combined)
Torque 605 Nm (Front and Rear combined)
0-100 km/h 6.1 seconds
2WD Power 125 kW
Torque 350 Nm
0-100 km/h 8.5 seconds
Features (Please see additional details section below table for more information)
Supported Charging Infrastructure 400 V and 800 V (No need for additional adapters)
Ultra-fast Charging 10 % to 80 % in 18 minutes of charge

100 km of range (WLTP) in 5 minutes of charge

Vehicle-to-Load Max. Output 3.6 kW
Port Locations Inside: Under second-row seats

Outside: vehicle charging port

Infotainment Screen 12-inch, full-touch infotainment screen

Hoodless 12-inch digital gauge cluster

Bluelink® connected car services Remote Profile Management

Remote Start Enhancements

Vehicle Status Notifications

POI Send to Car Now with Waypoints

Maintenance Alert Enhancement

Dynamic Voice Recognition

Safety and Convenience Features Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)

Safe Exit Assist (SEA)

Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)

Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

High Beam Assist (HBA)

Surround View Monitor (SVM)

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)

Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (PCA)

Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2)

Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA)

Available Colors
Exterior: Gravity Gold Matte, Shooting-Star Gray Matte, Digital Teal-Green Pearl, Lucid Blue Pearl, Atlas White, Cyber Gray Metallic, Phantom Black Pearl, Galactic Gray Metallic (not available in NA region), Mystic Olive-Green Pearl (not available in NA region)

Interior: Obsidian Black and Dark Pebble Gray/Dove Gray, Dark Teal/Dove Gray, and Terra Brown/Mud Gray (only available in Korea)

IONIQ 5 Additional Details:

1. Design & Sustainability 

IONIQ 5’s progressive design language drew inspiration from Hyundai’s ‘45’ EV concept, which debuted at 2019 International Motor Show Germany. Guided by Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design identity, ‘45’ featured a monocoque-style body and a futuristic interior designed for electrification and autonomous technologies.

IONIQ 5 follows suit but goes one step further, offering a bridge to the future of electric mobility that is technologically advanced, eco-friendly and plugged into today’s customers’ needs.

Exterior featuring unique proportions and the longest wheelbase in the segment

IONIQ 5’s unique exterior design is characterised by clean and sharp lines, creating a sleek and sophisticated look. The BEV’s precisely modelled surfaces and shapes give it an angular, almost geometric appearance. In addition, Hyundai’s designers integrated cutting-edge Parametric Pixel lights on the front and rear. This unique design element signifies Hyundai’s intent to fundamentally reinvent electric mobility with an EV-specific design that will carry over to future IONIQ models.

IONIQ 5’s crossover body type achieves unique proportions and short overhangs due to its elongated wheelbase. Measuring 4,635-mm long, 1,890-mm wide and 1,605-mm tall on a 3,000-mm wheelbase, IONIQ 5 offers D-segment-like space in a midsize CUV.

Customers can choose from nine exterior colors, including five nature-inspired, new hues exclusive to the model. These include two options with a Matte finish: the hero color Gravity Gold Matte and Shooting-Star Gray Matte, along with Digital Teal-Green Pearl, Mystic Olive-Green Pearl and Lucid Blue Pearl. Other available exterior colors include Atlas White, Galactic Gray Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic and Phantom Black Pearl.

Spacious, customizable interior is a home away from home

IONIQ 5 sets itself apart from other midsize CUVs, especially those with internal combustion engines and conventional steer-by-wire systems, because the E-GMP enables a flat floor where the model’s batteries are stored, allowing for innovative interior design and extra legroom.

IONIQ 5’s 3,000-mm wheelbase, which is 100-mm longer than Hyundai’s flagship SUV Palisade, offers spaciousness of a large passenger car in a midsize CUV. The long wheelbase allowed Hyundai designers to apply a ‘Living Space’ theme to the interior, rather than a conventional car design theme.

The vision roof of IONIQ 5 provides the interior with a greater sense of openness as IONIQ 5’s ceiling consists of one large glass panel without any support materials.

IONIQ 5 provides 531 liters of trunk space, which increases up to almost 1,600 liters when the second-row seats are fully folded. For added versatility, the second-row seats can slide forward up to 135 mm and also be folded in a 6:4 ratio. Meanwhile, customers can enjoy additional storage space with a front trunk that offers as much as 57 liters of capacity[7], which is particularly useful for longer journeys, when extra luggage is carried.

Adjacent to the digital gauge cluster is a metal insert that can accommodate a multi-purpose tray holder. IONIQ 5’s infotainment system is the first to integrate a new design theme called Jong-e Graphic User Interface (GUI) that offers various interior ambience settings, such as soft, delicate and exuberant.

Customers can stay warm during the winter months by taking advantage of the heated steering wheel and heated front seat functions.

Customers can choose from three interior color options. The base pack includes Obsidian Black and Dark Pebble Gray/Dove Gray, while the optional color pack offers Dark Teal/Dove Gray[8].

Sustainable, eco-friendly EV features accommodate lifestyles without limits

IONIQ 5’s demonstration of environmental responsibility doesn’t stop with electrification. Sustainability is at the center of IONIQ’s brand vision, which can be found throughout IONIQ 5 in eco-friendly materials and nature-inspired colors.

Many of its interior touchpoints — seats, headliner, door trim, floor and armrest — use eco-friendly, sustainably sourced materials, such as recycled PET bottles, plant-based (bio PET) yarns and natural wool yarns, eco-processed leather with plant-based extracts, and bio paint with plant extracts.

IONIQ 5 can also be equipped with an eco-friendly solar roof, which supports the vehicle’s electric power source by collecting energy and transferring it to the battery pack, improving efficiency. The solar roof can prevent battery discharge while providing an additional driving range.

2. Performance

IONIQ 5 is available with a range of power electric (PE) configurations to fit the mobility needs of every customer, with no compromises on performance.

At the top of the electric motor lineup is an all-wheel drive (AWD) option paired with the 72.6-kWh battery, producing a combined power output of 225-kWh and 605 Nm of torque. This PE configuration can go from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds. When AWD option is paired with the 58-kWh battery, this dual-motor layout can go from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds.

The single-motor layout with a rear motor offers 350 Nm of torque and two-wheel drive (2WD). When paired with the 72.6-kWh battery[9], this PE can accelerate from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds. When paired with the 58-kWh battery, it can accelerate from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds.

In addition, IONIQ 5 can tow a trailer with a capacity up to 1,600 kg.

3. Features

Connectivity for the ultimate in-car experience

Hyundai is offering the latest version of its upgraded Bluelink® connected car services that deliver a range of new features and allows customers to control their car with their smartphone or voice to make their drive more convenient and enjoyable. New Bluelink features include Connected Routing, Last Mile Navigation and a new User Profile feature.

The Bluelink app displays the vehicle’s range, battery state and charging times when plugged into public or private charging points. Customers can access an advanced battery management system in order to select charging times that best fit their schedule or their budget by making the most of off-peak electricity rates.

Other Bluelink-enabled features include:

  • Remote Profile Management stores selected vehicle settings in the Bluelink cloud, with the ability to remotely update and push back to the vehicle, personalized to driver preferences
  • Remote Start Enhancements offer remote seat heating and ventilation functions as well as preloads of individual driver settings for seating position
  • Vehicle Status Notifications inform customers if the vehicle is left with doors unlocked or windows open
  • POI Send to Car Now with Waypoints is an ability to add up to three-way points to be delivered to the vehicle together and automatically set order of destinations
  • Maintenance Alert Enhancement tracks maintenance intervals in the multimedia system, with ability to reset

With Remote Charging, IONIQ 5 drivers can start and stop charging with the push of a button on their smartphone app. During colder months, Remote Climate Control allows users to schedule pre-heating of IONIQ 5 while it is connected to an external power source. Not only does this ensure comfort for occupants during the drive, but it also saves battery power that would otherwise be needed to heat the vehicle on the road.

IONIQ 5’s Dynamic Voice Recognition system accepts simple voice commands to conveniently control cabin A/C, radio, hatch opening/closing, heated steering wheel, heated/cooled seats and other functions. The system can also assist with various points of interest (POI), weather status and stock market data updates.

IONIQ 5 also features a premium Bose sound system. Its eight speakers, including a subwoofer, are strategically placed throughout the vehicle for a high-quality listening experience.

Head-Up Display with AR technology

For the first time in Hyundai, IONIQ 5 features an Augmented Reality Head-Up Display (AR HUD), essentially turning the windshield into a display screen. Drivers can choose to use AR technology to project relevant information, such as navigation, advanced safety and the car’s surroundings, to their line of sight across the windshield. This allows drivers to process information quickly while keeping their attention on the road ahead.

Driver assistance system ensures highest levels of safety and convenience

IONIQ 5’s Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2) makes highway driving more convenient. Using front view camera, radar sensors, and navigation data, HDA 2 works to control the vehicle speed and following distance, while keeping the vehicle centered in its lane. It can also assist the driver when changing a lane.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) can detect a vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist and can help avoid a collision with any one of them. It includes Junction Turning, Junction Crossing and/or Lane-Changing Oncoming. FCA with Junction Turning activates the brakes if it detects oncoming traffic when the driver is turning left at an intersection. FCA with Junction Crossing senses vehicles approaching from the side when the driver is going straight through an intersection. FCA with Lane-Change Oncoming makes switching lanes safer. If FCA senses an approaching car that has crossed the center line when the driver is changing lines, it automatically assists with avoidance steering, if there is no danger of secondary accidents. If a potential secondary accident is detected, FCA will only produce a warning.

Other semi-autonomous driving features include Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), which adjusts vehicle speed to match the speed limit, and High Beam Assist (HBA), which automatically turns high beams on and off to avoid blinding oncoming drivers.

IONIQ 5 has several driver attention-related functions to ensure safety at all times by detecting if the driver is drowsy or distracted. Driver Attention Warning (DAW) displays the driver’s attention level and provides a warning when signs of driver inattentiveness are detected. DAW sounds a warning if the vehicle remains stopped for a long period of time (such as at a traffic signal) and the driver doesn’t react quickly enough when the vehicle ahead starts moving.

Several functions work in tandem to help avoid collisions in a variety of driving situations. Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) helps avoid collisions at the rear side of the vehicle by using radar to detect other vehicles and applies differential braking, when necessary. BCA is particularly useful in situations such as changing lanes or exiting from parallel parking. Another function, Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM), uses a camera to show the driver views to the left and the right of the vehicle on the cluster screen if the driver indicates to change lanes.

IONIQ 5 also assures the safety of backseat passengers with Safe Exit Assist (SEA), which helps keep the rear doors closed by maintaining the electronic child lock when there is oncoming traffic.

A variety of parking assistance features make parking in a variety of circumstances easier than before. Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) allows the driver to remotely park or exit a parking spot from outside the vehicle. This feature works for both parallel and perpendicular parking and can be activated via a button on the vehicle’s smart key.

Surround View Monitor (SVM) uses an array of strategically located cameras to give the driver a 360-degree view of the area surrounding the vehicle, making it easier to park in tight spaces. Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (PCA) works to help avoid collisions while backing up. If an obstacle is detected via the rear-view camera or rear ultrasonic sensors, PCA will display a warning and, if necessary, apply the brakes. Similarly, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) can display and sound a warning, or apply the brakes, when a car approaches from the left or right side and the driver does not stop.

4. Next

IONIQ: More to come

Hyundai’s new IONIQ brand represents the company’s strong commitment to sustainability and innovation. Under the mission of IONIQ brand, ‘Progress electrified for connected living’, Hyundai will offer electric vehicle experiences with a focus on customized, eco-friendly solutions that can fit any lifestyle, delivering the company’s vision ‘Progress for Humanity’. The introduction of IONIQ 5, is the first step in the company’s journey of dedicated electric vehicles, moving another step closer towards achieving its clean mobility goals.

Following the launch of IONIQ 5, Hyundai will expand its BEV lineup with IONIQ 6, an electric sedan, and IONIQ 7, a large electric SUV.

About Hyundai Motor Company
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is present in over 200 countries with more than 120,000 employees dedicated to tackling real-world mobility challenges around the globe.

Based on the brand vision ‘Progress for Humanity,’ Hyundai Motor is accelerating its transformation into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider.

The company invests in advanced technologies such as robotics and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to bring about revolutionary mobility solutions, while pursuing open innovation to introduce future mobility services.

In pursuit of sustainable future for the world, Hyundai will continue its efforts to introduce zero emission vehicles equipped with industry-leading hydrogen fuel cell and EV technologies.

More information about Hyundai Motor and its products can be found at: http://worldwide.hyundai.com or http://globalpr.hyundai.com

Disclaimer: Hyundai Motor Company believes the information contained herein to be accurate at the time of release. However, the company may upload new or updated information if required and assumes that it is not liable for the accuracy of any information interpreted and used by the reader.

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Aptera Motors – Electric Vehicles Viral Video

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$100 Million in Orders & a Viral Video

When we launched Aptera a week ago, we were hopeful the world would see the potential of an ultra-efficient vehicle that can travel farther than any other and charge itself with the power of the sun. However, we never could have imagined the outpouring of interest and support that has followed our announcement.

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 We quickly sold out of our Aptera Paradigm and Paradigm+ editions on the first day, and things haven’t slowed down since. It’s with excitement and gratitude we announce we’ve accepted over $100 million in pre-orders with over 3,000 vehicles reserved by future Aptera owners in the U.S. and internationally.

We’ll be ramping our production with a new facility in San Diego and two more development vehicles in the coming weeks, working towards our goal to begin deliveries in 2021 and early 2022. If you want to learn more about our mission, click below watch our video on YouTube (it’s going viral with over 500,000 views and counting!) Our deepest thanks to all of the fans who have believed in us and made it possible to start this movement towards a more efficient future.

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EV-1 Electric Motorcycle

EV-1 Electric Motorcycle

EV-1 Electric Motorcycle – An electric motorcycle with enhanced battery architecture built with local and renewable materials

This Solution delivers a zero tailpipe emission motorbike using local and sustainable materials. Newron has developed an exoskeleton chassis with integrated batteries to reduce the overall weight and thus reduce costs and energy consumption.

The motorcycle is equipped with composite wooden and linen fibre parts sourced locally: 80% of the parts come from Europe. The EV-1 has an exclusive design, outstanding performance and offers tailor-made services for the customer. This Solution delivers an environmentally sustainable alternative to mainstream motorbikes without compromising cost or style.

Key features

  • Zero tailpipe emissions from operation
  • Uses 50% recycled and local materials, 80% of the motorcycle can be recycled
  • 85% lower CO2 emissions over product lifetime compared to mainstream alternative
  • 0.7 € of electricity to travel 100km

Profitability

  • Payback time is less than 8 years
  • Allows a €3,000 savings over product lifetime compared to mainstream alternative
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El Mercedes-Benz EQV: eléctrico, versátil, inteligente

Inteligencia eléctrica

El EQV es parte de un ecosistema de movilidad eléctrica que ayuda al conductor a llegar al destino sin sufrir ansiedad por el alcance. La clave de esto es el innovador sistema de infoentretenimiento MBUX y la aplicación Mercedes me. Todas las pantallas y configuraciones específicas del EQ se controlan a través de la pantalla táctil de alta resolución de 10.25 pulgadas usando el menú MBUX EQ. Por ejemplo, los usuarios pueden activar el preacondicionamiento, adaptar los ajustes de carga y operar la navegación con inteligencia eléctrica, así como las funciones Mercedes me Charge.

Electric Intelligence comienza tan pronto como el usuario comienza a planificar un viaje, ya sea a través de MBUX en el propio vehículo o por adelantado a través de la aplicación Mercedes me. Esto significa que se puede planificar un día en familia en la mesa del desayuno simplemente seleccionando el destino y la hora de salida deseada para el preacondicionamiento, lo que significa que el EQV ya se encuentra a una temperatura agradable cuando se pone en marcha. Al comienzo del viaje, MBUX actualiza la ruta enviada al vehículo por la aplicación sobre la base de múltiples factores, como el tráfico actual y los datos meteorológicos, la topografía de la ruta, el rango actual y las estaciones de carga disponibles.

Planificación inteligente de rutas

El sistema de navegación inteligente siempre selecciona la ruta optimizada con pocas paradas de carga y tiempos de carga cortos. También tiene en cuenta la duración de carga prevista, prefiriendo estaciones de carga rápida y también preacondicionando la batería en preparación para el proceso de carga. La autonomía restante se actualiza constantemente durante el viaje. El sistema reacciona inmediatamente a los cambios, por ejemplo, si el conductor cambia su estilo de conducción, lo que tiene un impacto en el consumo. La pantalla “Rango en el mapa” proporciona una planificación de ruta sencilla y confiable tanto para clientes privados como comerciales. El conductor puede ver el rango restante de un vistazo.

Programas de recuperación y conducción eficientes

La recuperación de energía al frenar y el acelerador de arrastre (recuperación) asegura una conducción optimizada y eficiente. La intensidad de la recuperación se puede configurar individualmente usando las paletas detrás del volante. Los conductores pueden elegir entre cinco niveles de recuperación:

  • En D Auto , el EQV adapta el nivel de recuperación de forma dinámica y predictiva entre 0 y -2 m / s², en base a los datos proporcionados por los asistentes de seguridad, cámara y navegación.
  • En D + , el EQV se encuentra en la costa sin recuperación (0 m / s 2 ).
  • En D , el EQV desacelera con una fuerza de recuperación comparable a la del freno motor convencional
    (-0,6 m / s 2 ).
  • En D – , la fuerza de recuperación aumenta a -1,5 m / s 2 .
  • En D – – , el motor eléctrico entrega su fuerza de recuperación máxima de -2 m / s 2. Es posible utilizar la llamada “conducción con un pedal” en este modo.

También hay cuatro programas de conducción para ayudarlo a elegir entre el máximo confort y la máxima autonomía:

  • El ajuste C estándar proporciona una potencia de accionamiento completa de 150 kW y un par máximo de 362 Nm junto con un alto rendimiento de calefacción y aire acondicionado.
  • El programa E ofrece buena calefacción y aire acondicionado, autonomía optimizada y una potencia de salida de 100 kW (150 kW con kickdown) con un par máximo de 293 Nm.
  • El programa E + está configurado para un rango máximo. La potencia de salida es de 80 kW (150 kW con kickdown) con un par máximo de 293 Nm. La calefacción y el aire acondicionado se reducen considerablemente.
  • El ajuste S hace hincapié en la mejor capacidad de respuesta para un rendimiento de conducción deportiva. Esto genera 150 kW y un par máximo de 362 Nm combinado con una curva pronunciada del pedal y una potente calefacción y aire acondicionado.

Los vehículos equipados con AIRMATIC también tienen la función de elevación, que eleva el vehículo a bajas velocidades para una mayor distancia al suelo