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The new Skoda Enyaq Sportline iV

Skoda Enyaq iV, the first electric SUV in the history of the Czech manufacturer, can also be ordered in a Sportline version. Skoda launched the Enyaq IV electric SUV last fall, and the first units entered the assembly line of the Mlada Boleslav plant at the end of November. The new Skoda Enyaq Sportline iV offers several exterior elements finished in glossy black. The list of standard features includes LED Matrix headlights, which offer better visibility at night or in low light conditions. In the passenger compartment, passengers will find sports front seats, with integrated headrest, dressed in Alcantara, a multifunctional leather-wrapped steering wheel, interior ornaments that mimic carbon fibre and a board covered with black synthetic leather. The powertrain of the new Skoda Sportline includes three versions. In the Skoda Enyaq Sportline iV 60, the electric motor drives the rear wheels and produces 132 kW and has a maximum torque of 310 Nm. Its battery has a capacity of 62 kWh (58 kWh net) and allows a range of over 400 km. The Skoda Enyaq Sportline iV 80 is equipped with a battery of more than 82 kWh (77 kWh net) and can cover more than 520 km. Its rear engine produces 150 kW. This battery is also mounted in Enyaq Sportline iV 80x. Together with a second electric motor, this SUV has an all-wheel drive, has a power of 195 kW and offers a maximum torque of 425 Nm. The maximum range of this variant is greater than 500 km. The new Skoda Enyaq Sportline iV has a model-specific front mask and SPORTLINE emblems on the front wings. The numerous glossy black details on the outside of the SPORTLINE version give the Skoda Enyaq iV an even more dynamic look.

The 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric

As a small SUV with electric drive, the 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric was slightly redesigned at the front and rear, and the interior was slightly refreshed. Technically, nothing has changed. The Kona Electric is available with two battery sizes (39 and 64 kWh) and in two power levels (100 and 150 kW). The powerful torque of 395 Nm promises safe overtaking manoeuvres even from low speeds. The more powerful version accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.9 seconds, and the top speed is 167 km/h. The battery capacity enables a range of up to 484 kilometres according to the WLTP cycle. At least on paper. But with an electric car, the personal driving style is very important. The power consumption is measured at 19.5 kWh per 100 kilometres. With the Hyundai Kona, the charging losses are comparatively low. The Kona Elektro's 64 kWh battery can be charged with alternating current ( AC, connector type 2 ) and direct current ( DC, connector type CCS ) as standard. Charging from a household socket (230 V) takes about 31 hours and is therefore not recommended. The Kona Electric with 136 hp is priced at 35,650 euros in the cheapest configuration, and 41,850 euros with the 204 hp and 64 kWh battery. This is still a lot of money for a small SUV, but a fair offer for an electric car with a practical range. The space available in the Hyundai KONA Electric is limited because it is still conventionally constructed so that gasoline and diesel engines can fit under the hood. The trunk volume is only a meagre 225 litres. However, the rear seats of the electric Kona can also be folded down, creating a cargo space for up to 1070 litres.

The new BMW i4 arrives this spring

The debut of the new BMW electric car is scheduled for spring and everything indicates that it will not be late. It has been the manufacturer who has made public the images that show that the BMW i4 is almost ready. The i4 will be the great launch of the German brand for 2021. The BMW i4 electric car is already in the last phase of testing. According to the engineers, the integrated application of all propulsion and suspension components is verified. BMW aims to ensure that the delivery of spontaneous power of the electric motor is combined with a controllable precision handling in every situation, fascinating dynamic cornering, traction optimized in all weather conditions and road and driving comfort perfectly balanced. With a maximum power of up to 530 hp (390 kW), the BMW i4 electric car reaches 100 km / h in just four seconds. It has a specific damping technology that reduces the immersion movements of the body at the time of start-up; at the same time as the wheel slip limiting system (ARB) ensures traction and stability in a straight line at all times, even on slippery road surfaces. The new BMW i4 gives the impression that the vehicle floats effortlessly even at higher speeds, unaffected by bumps in the road or difficult traction conditions. The i4 conveys the feeling of being light and agile, but also robust. Other technical details praised by those taking part in the dynamic tests of the BMW i4 are auto-steering behaviour and its powerful, precisely controllable brakes.