VW in talks with electric cars R&D sharing – Bloomberg

 

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GIMS2019:World premiers for luxury cars

The International Geneva Motor Show had plenty of world premier luxury cars in this years event. According to the press information, the event had over 150 world premiers and about 660.000 visitors. This year was also the year with more hybrid and electric cars in the show.

New premier models were for example from Alfa Romeo, Audi, Bentley Motors, Automobil Pininfarina, BMW and Bugatti.

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Porsche Cayenne hybrid – the future is here

porsche-zoom2 (1)Porsche Cayenne hybrid is designed to meet the expectations of the high quality sport car. It is not only the energy efficiency of the car, but also the connections & functions of the car.

According to the company info, the Porsche Cayenne hybrid combined consumption is 3,4 litres per 100 km and the combined CO2 is about 78 g per kilometer. The electric driving range is 23-44 kilometers.

But for business travellers, the Porsche Connect service with calendar meetings and real-time travel information & travelling time, is a new service which helps the driver to achieve the destinations and meetings in time. One can call this Auto-Assistant while it can inform about possible delays during the journey.

The other thing is the charging. Porshce is also one of the companies with the Ionity, a high-power charging stations, service. This makes charging even faster all around Europe.

But also the wireless charging, that is charging without cabels, is a new possibility for Porsche hybrid. This wireless charging,  for example in the drivers carage, makes the charging even more easier and it is based on inductive technology.Also other sportcars manufacturers like BMW and Audi are also using this new charging technology.

Driving the Porsche Cayenne hybrid is made easy: all functions are reachable and clear. The Touchdisplay with navigation is working orderly. On the other hand, the energy information display could be more informative. The gasoline tank is 75 litres.

The car is big enough for luggages, sport equipments and it is designed for 5 persons. The interior design is sportive with leather and aluminium.

 

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Audi, BMW and Daimler to buy Nokia Here /WSJ

According to the Wall Street Journal, the German car manufacturers will buy the Nokia digital mapping service Here. Audi, BMW and Daimler will buy the unit with 2,5 billion euros according to the WSJ. The deal is expected to be finalized by the end of this month.

Nokia has been on and off with the negotiations, but if this deal proceeds it will mean that Nokia will focus on wireless network equipment and services. Nokia is also in the process of buying the French Alcatel Lucent with 15,6 billion euros.

Nokia shares has been up with over 330 percent during the last three years. Today the share fell by nearly 2 percent to 6,2 euros.

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