We already wrote about the fact that electric cars are becoming more and more popular destination in the world. Global automakers try to maintain the trend set a few years ago, Elon Musk, and to offer his vision of the electric car. Or at least to catch up with Tesla, not to be outdone on the field of battle and not to turn into a Nokia or Motorola from the industry. It turns out they have is not very good, but due diligence is worth their praise. Electric cars have been before, but now it seems that the era of gasoline is not just firmly rooted in the past, but gradually moves into a run. Further evidence of this was the motor show in Frankfurt, which opened its doors September 12.
What is to prevent the spread of electric vehicles
As we all know, the world economy is still largely based on oil. A war takes place because of its reserves, and some countries live only at the expense of “black gold”. The example of some Arab countries that got a big rise precisely that possess large reserves of oil. Some started it with her, but then gradually began to transfer the economy on the other tracks, knowing that the trend is not eternal.
This situation could become a real problem for manufacturers of electric vehicles, but so far resistance to them has no. On the contrary, the governments of various countries are supporting this direction. Examples include free Parking for electric vehicles, reduced tax rates, and the like. Pumped out from the land of the black goo will find its use, but with with gasoline, apparently, will soon have to say goodbye..
Novelties of the Frankfurt motor show
The exhibition in Frankfurt is the oldest event of its kind in the world. It is held every two years since 1897. Many car manufacturers there showing their new products, although recently the trends changed a little bit, but we’ll talk about that at the end of the article. If you have noticed changing trends in the world automotive industry, let’s discuss this in our Telegram chat.
Meanwhile, back to electric vehicles, we can note the appearance of the first mass relative to the platform for “green machines.” Now a massive platform for design of car is B0, it is still built very many models. The emergence of MEB platform allows you to take a step towards the unification of electric vehicles, which, in turn, will allow designing electric vehicles from scratch, and to make them ready for the database. I think no need to explain that in the end this can lead to the explosive growth in the number of electric cars on the road.
This is the platform built Volkswagen ID.3. So far, however, this is the first model on the new platform. Deliveries of the car should begin in the middle of next year, and the price in Germany will start from 30 thousand euros. Or, as the Germans say, “oyro”.
The Germans claimed that the novelty has already received 30,000 pre-orders. Well, it is not enough. However, from the words of the head of the Volkswagen group, we can conclude that the car is likely to become a serious competitor, adept in his business, Tesla, with its huge runs of from charging to charging.
This is the best option for all those who drove every day for several hundred kilometers whose annual mileage is less than 50-60 thousand miles and who do not need a huge car” — the head of Volkswagen Herbert Dis (Herbert Diess)
For the first time in Frankfurt, the General public showed and Porsche Taycan. It will not dwell, as it is already much said about it in a separate article and explained why he can’t compete with Tesla.
Even their carts marked Mini with model Electric. Who became the first British car brand, part of the BMW Group. It contains about 20000 predicted, and the first cars will begin to be shipped to customers in March 2020.
Mini Electric - a little electrician for a small electrical control, each minibaren living in the Elevator
More charged electric vehicles noted, and a few other brands. For example, Mercedes in favour of a team in Formula E and the Porsche, believed in their strength. They presented a model of the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS. The electric car has two electric motors (one per axle), with a total capacity of 350 KW. The stated power reserve is an impressive 700 km and acceleration to the coveted sotochku 4.5 seconds. The first figure remains to be verified, and the second is not so impressive. Perhaps the “engine throttle” for greater savings.
The concepts presented in the exhibition include the BMW Concept 4, designed for the new designer brand shirt domagoj played Dutch. Also your concept was shown, was spun off from Seat, the Cupra brand. He was given the name Tavascan. On the idea it must be a real sports car, but this is still only a concept. Sports car will be N ETCR Veloster from Hyundai. Four electric motor has to pull as it should.
Another interesting concept was the Audi AI:Trail. Today we already wrote about it separately. Its key feature is a unique approach to road lighting. Read! It’s very interesting.
Novelties among hybrid cars
It so happened that in the last few years, the auto show behind the scenes is determined by the number of electric vehicles appearing on it. But not only they are filled news feeds. A lot was presented and hybrids, which I personally think is a dead-end branch of evolution of the automotive industry. The maximum it can pull a sample of the pen automakers on the road to electric vehicles, but to play too in this field is not necessary.
Examples are presented of the hybrids can serve as Renault Captur. This popular budget car got a rechargeable battery and will be a good complement to conventional models. When it be available is still unknown. Now we can only say that a small change in design has definitely done him good.
But the most unusual hybrid was the first Lamborghini made by this technology. They became the model Sian FKP 37. The name seems strange, but it is the explanation. The initials and year of birth of the former head of Volkswagen (Lamborghini included in this group) Ferdinand Pieha, who died shortly before the presentation. Mass car will not be released as there will be only 67 pieces and they are already sold out even before the premiere.
Why car dealerships have become so boring?
Lately, you can monitor unusual trend. Large manufacturers are no longer interested in the international exhibitions. This is due primarily to the fact that there have been some changes of the market and the model of promotion.
To have a stand at the motor show is very expensive. But, in fact, it will see tens of thousands of visitors, the lion’s share of which came to the event was not intended to choose a car. In addition, of course, for cars see journalists who write about them, but this channel is not so wide in the modern world.
A more popular way of promotion is now becoming targeted advertising. Thanks to the development of the Internet and data collection dealers, she began to work very well. In the first case, the user will obtain tips for sites after you look for anything associated with cars. In the second case, the proposal will contribute to dealers based on the current state of the customer’s vehicle. They will simply be in a timely manner to offer him updated.
Indirectly it was affected by the fact that users no longer attributed to the car (and car) as something that must be constantly updated. More and more people began to buy a new car as necessary, not for most purchases. In part, this is personal opinion, but shared by many autoblogger and just my colleagues. This opinion is founded. Agree with him or not — you decide.