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Clear field for Opel Zafira-e Life and its siblings

Clear field for Opel Zafira-e Life and its siblings

The PSA Group and Toyota are now offering the Opel Zafira passenger van and its derivatives with electric instead of diesel engines. This works really well - although not for all applications. Reporter Christoph M. Schwarzer subjected the Opel minibus to an analysis.

Citroën ë-C4: Advantage through aerodynamics?

Citroën ë-C4: Advantage through aerodynamics?

With its electric cars based on the e-CMP platform, the French PSA Group now covers a whole range of vehicle segments - from compact cars to five-metre vans. With the ë-C4, the Citroën brand is not only aiming to score points in the compact class, but also to set itself apart from the in-house competition with increased efficiency. An initial, brief test drive shows whether the [...]

VW ID.4 - the electric interpretation of the Tiguan theme

VW ID.4 - the electric interpretation of the Tiguan theme

Much has been written about the VW ID.4, now we can finally report on the driving experience behind the wheel of the E-SUV. Christoph M. Schwarzer has driven Volkswagen's "world car". The new one should have better market prospects than the ID.3, not only because SUVs are popular worldwide, but also because it surpasses the ID.3 in terms of quality feel.

The Peugeot e-2008: rocking on the outside, smooth on the inside

The Peugeot e-2008: rocking on the outside, smooth on the inside

With the e-2008, Peugeot is attacking the class of electric compact SUVs. The drive is already known from other models of the PSA Group. The first impression: Here comes an alternative to the Volkswagen ID.3. Reporter Christoph M. Schwarzer has subjected the Peugeot Stromer to a test.

Ford Transit Custom PHEV: A little too much from yesterday

Ford Transit Custom PHEV: A little too much from yesterday

While the competition primarily relies on the dual of diesel and electric vans, Ford has opted for a different path. The Transit Custom is now also available as a plug-in hybrid. Can the dual drive help make corporate fleets cleaner?

Citroën C5 Aircross Hybrid: "Silent Urban Vehicle" or just another PHEV SUV?

Citroën C5 Aircross Hybrid: "Silent Urban Vehicle" or just another PHEV SUV?

Citroën is electrifying its model range. Leaving aside the ageing C-Zero and Berlingo Electric - the latter of which was recently unveiled in a new edition - the C5 Aircross Hybrid kicks off the electrification offensive. Here's our driving report.

Audi e-tron S: Luxurious supercruiser with excess weight

Audi e-tron S: Luxurious supercruiser with excess weight

Audi anticipates the layout of the Tesla Plaid drive with the three-motor e-tron S. Is that Vorsprung durch Technik? Christoph M. Schwarzer put the e-SUV through its paces for two weeks in the wet and cold winter, encountering familiar virtues of the e-tron but also gathering a bunch of new impressions.

Opel Mokka-e: Familiar technology in a new guise

Opel Mokka-e: Familiar technology in a new guise

Opel unveiled its new Mokka last summer and it will be launched in stores at the end of February. A first test drive will show whether the Mokka-e can build on the success of the Corsa-e. This much in advance: there were no surprises in the powertrain, but there were in the design.

Toyota Mirai: Comfortable sedan with only one standout feature

Toyota Mirai: Comfortable sedan with only one standout feature

The second generation of the Toyota Mirai goes on sale on 1 March. We were able to drive the fuel cell sedan in advance for a first test. The model is convincing in some aspects, but in other areas the Mirai quickly runs out of arguments.

Renault Megane E-Tech - complex plug-in hybrid in the test

Renault Megane E-Tech - complex plug-in hybrid in the test

Renault is also hybridising its model range. With the Megane Grandtour E-Tech, the French company is offering a compact class estate as a plug-in hybrid. But how does the somewhat different PHEV system drive? Here is our driving report.

Driving report: Opel Zafira-e Life on the long haul

Driving report: Opel Zafira-e Life on the long haul

Opel plans to electrify its entire commercial vehicle portfolio by the end of 2021, starting with the Vivaro-e. The Zafira-e Life complements the electric passenger car range. But how well does the MPV do on a longer trip? Here's our driving report.

Audi Q4 e-tron: prime example of technical aesthetics

Audi Q4 e-tron: prime example of technical aesthetics

Audi is creating a new entry-level model for those who are flirting with an electric all-rounder: The Q4 e-tron is the battery-electric alternative to the conventional Audi Q5. It is also the third compact SUV based on the MEB after the Volkswagen ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq. Just one day after the model's unveiling, you can read the driving report here.

Dacia Spring: Electric revolution or missed opportunity?

Dacia Spring: Electric revolution or missed opportunity?

With the Spring, Dacia is launching one of the most affordable electric cars on the German market - after promotion, the model is available from 10,920 euros. Can the small car in SUV look still convince? Time for a first test drive!

Opel Mokka-e: The one with the pleasing hat on

Opel Mokka-e: The one with the pleasing hat on

The Mokka-e is the latest model based on Stallantis' e-CMP platform. Its looks are the main reason for the strong demand. Christoph M. Schwarzer now provides detailed driving impressions. After the order bottleneck at the beginning of the year, Opel headquarters now says that anyone who orders the Mokka-e now will get it this year.

New Fiat 500: The little one that scratches the 300 km mark

New Fiat 500: The little one that scratches the 300 km mark

The design is vintage, the electric drive contemporary: With the New 500, Fiat says goodbye to the dogma that small cars must have a combustion engine. Our author Christoph M. Schwarzer sees the new Cinquecento far ahead in the comparison of electric cars among themselves.

BMW iX3: X3 becomes iX3

BMW iX3: X3 becomes iX3

Electric cars based on combustion engines, so-called conversion vehicles, are often criticised - the requirements of an electric drive and a combustion engine in terms of body concept and room layout are too different. Anyone who suspects that the BMW iX3 would be such an unfortunate conversion vehicle is wrong, according to Christoph M. Schwarzer. The part has turned out well.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

Aiways U5: Successful first throw

Aiways U5: Successful first throw

A number of new car brands are pushing into Europe. One representative is Aiways from Shanghai. The manufacturer has chosen an interesting sales and service concept for its U5. Is the SUV suitable for the fleet? Here is the driving report by author Dirk Kunde.

Hyundai Ioniq 5: Excellent drive, deductions in the B grade

Hyundai Ioniq 5: Excellent drive, deductions in the B grade

That the Ioniq 5 is a very competitive electric car on paper has been clear since its unveiling in February. In a first drive, the E-GMP model can convince with its drive - but also shows weaknesses in other areas.

Audi e-tron GT: The fuel-efficient cornering powerhouse

Audi e-tron GT: The fuel-efficient cornering powerhouse

The Audi e-tron GT is the brand's top electric product. It shares the J1 platform with the Porsche Taycan, has an output of 350 kW and costs just under 100,000 euros. Author Christoph M. Schwarzer took a close look at the luxury part and reports on effortless gliding, extremely precise steering, but also on room for improvement - for example in [...]

Mazda MX-30: The perfect second car?

Mazda MX-30: The perfect second car?

Mazda is actively promoting its MX-30 electric model as the perfect second car, but does the powertrain and body concept work? How does the car perform for commuters or as a family second car? We put it to the test.

BMW 520e Touring in test - popular estate now also available as PHEV

BMW 520e Touring in test - popular estate now also available as PHEV

There is still no all-electric station wagon "in the company car segment". Instead, manufacturers continue to rely primarily on PHEV technology for this vehicle class. One of these models is the BMW 520e Touring. Here is our driving report.

Ford Mustang Mach-E: What can Ford's first true electric serve?

Ford Mustang Mach-E: What can Ford's first true electric serve?

After two half-hearted and consequently unsuccessful attempts with the Focus electric, Ford has launched the Mustang Mach-E, its first electric model with which the Americans are really serious. Our practical test shows where the strengths and weaknesses of the E-SUV lie.

Honda e in test: Chic city runabout for the niche market

Honda e in test: Chic city runabout for the niche market

With the Honda e, the Japanese have brought a chic high-tech small car onto the market. Last year, the e-car in retro design was convincing during a first drive - considering the specifications of its vehicle concept. But what can the Honda e do in everyday life?

VW ID.3 Pure Performance in the driving report with charging curve

VW ID.3 Pure Performance in the driving report with charging curve

The Volkswagen ID.3 Pure Performance is currently the entry-level variant in the ID. family. We summarise what this model is capable of in everyday driving for you in this driving report - and also provide the DV charging curve.

Kia EV6: Driving charging master with family qualities

Kia EV6: Driving charging master with family qualities

With up to 240 kW of charging power, the Kia EV6 even outperforms its sister model Hyundai Ioniq 5 - thanks to the slightly larger battery. However, reducing the EV6 to fast charging is not enough - as our first drive shows.

Hyundai Ioniq 5: For techies with a need for space

Hyundai Ioniq 5: For techies with a need for space

800 volts of battery voltage, V2L output and 1.6 tonnes of towing capacity: the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is aimed at the tech-savvy who need a lot of space. This target group can be happy with the car, but should also be aware of some of the details in the drive, charging and assistance systems - and not break the important price barrier for company car taxation.

Polestar 2 Single Motor: One motor is more than enough - most of the time

Polestar 2 Single Motor: One motor is more than enough - most of the time

About a year after the market launch of the all-wheel-drive Polestar 2, the Swedish-Chinese e-car maker has followed up with two front-wheel-drive versions of its midsize sedan. The first drive shows whether the strengths or weaknesses of the drive concept prevail.

Mercedes EQB: The Mercedes-Benz ABC is complete

Mercedes EQB: The Mercedes-Benz ABC is complete

The EQB completes Mercedes-Benz's electric SUV ABC. Instead of EQA, EQB and EQC, you could also say S, M and L to describe the e-cars. The EQB is 22 cm longer than the EQA and 8 cm shorter than the EQC. The special feature of the new model: it is optionally available as a seven-seater.

Tesla Model Y: Dynamic E-SUV for two customer groups

Tesla Model Y: Dynamic E-SUV for two customer groups

No segment is as popular worldwide as the compact SUV, and the range of models is correspondingly large. Can the Tesla Model Y stand out from the competition? Here is our driving report.

Audi Q4 e-tron: Progressive MEB electric car in the test

Audi Q4 e-tron: Progressive MEB electric car in the test

Even though VWs and Skodas are becoming more and more premium: The brand with the premium claim in the VW Group is and remains Audi. But does the Audi Q4 e-tron also live up to this claim despite its platform brotherhood in the electric age? The answer is provided by the following driving report.

Alternative to the City-SUV? Opel Rocks-e in the driving report

Alternative to the City-SUV? Opel Rocks-e in the driving report

The Opel Rocks-e is a light electric vehicle that can be driven without a driver's license. In other words, it's an electric dwarf designed primarily for city traffic. We spent two weeks driving the Rocks-e around Hamburg and learned a lot about the strengths and weaknesses of the concept. Here's the driving report!

Renault Megane E-Tech Electric EV60: Comfortable ID.3 competitor

Renault Megane E-Tech Electric EV60: Comfortable ID.3 competitor

There are plenty of E-SUVs, but the range of compact models in the Golf class has been slim apart from the VW ID.3 - now Renault is coming with its first model on the new CMF EV platform. The Renault Megane E-Tech is superior to the ID.3 in terms of software and material quality. The catch of the compact electric car: the price is too high for the class.

Mercedes EQA: Driving report on the compact electric car with a star

Mercedes EQA: Driving report on the compact electric car with a star

With the EQA, Mercedes-Benz has launched an all-electric compact model that also marks the brand's entry into electric mobility. But what can the electric car, which is based on the GLA, do? Our driving report will provide the answer.