German Auto Manufacturers are the Forerunners in this Electrified Race
EVs or more precisely Electric Vehicles are shaping the future of automobiles. The rapid advancement in technology has brought a revolution in almost all the fields of life. Electric cars are one of the outcomes of this advancement and have a very bright future.
How do Electric Vehicles Work?
Instead of relying on diesel or petrol, EVs have a battery fixed within. This battery can be charged by an electricity supplying charger just like a mobile phone battery. The charge is then stored in the battery which is then used to power an electric motor.
The motor ultimately sets the wheels in motion. Electric cars do away with traditional fuel tanks, clutches, and gearboxes and in turn, provides a smooth and quiet ride. When fully charged, a normal electric car runs more than 250 miles before its battery drains out.
Even though it is lesser distance than you would be able to cover with petrol or diesel engine but regular intra-city journeys could still be accomplished in the electric car. Numerous major auto manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Audi, etc are trying their luck at E-Cars.
Tesla is among the pioneers of this field but later on, different car producers started working on E-Car projects. The production of EVs got a boost soon after the world population realized the environmental hazards associated with the fossil fuels.
There is a general outcry, particularly in Europe to ban the fossil fuel based vehicles and it is garnering fruitful decisions.
Even the Electric vehicles will rule the world, but it is far away, that’s why the importance of engines like Audi A6 diesel engine or Mercedes Benz petrol engines remain as same as it is now.
German Auto Manufacturers are on the Forefront
Germany is amongst the first few countries to react to this inevitable change. Last year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel hinted Germany’s intention on banning the sales of cars fitted only with gas or diesel engines. She commented: “I cannot name an exact year yet, but the approach is right because if we quickly invest in more charging infrastructure and technology for electric cars, a general changeover will be structurally possible.”
After her comments, German auto companies took substantial steps for improving and implementing electric car technology and reducing reliance on fossil fuels. German car companies like Volkswagen, BMW, Audi and Daimler are all involved in producing a number of new E-Car models.
Moreover, German automakers also realized the importance of batteries in Electric Vehicles so they are also producing latest E-Car batteries.
The Endeavours of BMW
Like other German Auto manufacturers, BMW is also trying to keep both types of cars in production. Pursuing its intentions, the company wants to continue selling petrol and diesel vehicles meanwhile preparing for the electric cars age.
BMW has announced 25 electric car models for 2025 which shows how serious the company is about EVs. BMW i3 is one of the latest attempts of the company at electric cars. BMW almost started from scratch with the i3.
The battery pack of BMW i3 is low coupled with the lightweight body built of carbon fibre and aluminium. This feature results in a better-handling and quick manoeuvring. In addition to i3, BMW has also produced the electric car in China in collaboration with the Brilliance Auto.
Why Would Mercedes Benz Stay Behind?
Mercedes-Benz is another German manufacturer that built electric vehicles. This company is known for luxury-oriented vehicles, which is also evident in its electric car. Its electric car is known as B-Class Electric Drive.
Same as the other Mercedes engines, this vehicle’s electrical engine provides 170 PS (168 horsepower) which is massive for an electric car. Mercedes is also investing a lot of money in electric cars and its plans are quite impressive.
Volkswagen is in No Confusion Either
Volkswagen believes that the diesel engines are damaging the European car industry more than helping it. Volkswagen is investing €20 billion in electric vehicles until 2025 and has announced to introduce 50 models of electric cars in the market.
It has set a target of selling more than 2.5 million electric cars a year. Volkswagen E-Golf is the name of Volkswagen’s one of the electric car endeavours. It is a conventional, highly-regarded hatchback and perfect for short journeys. The result is the same massive Golf but with inferior running costs and less noise.
It is quite clear that Germans have taken the electrification of the auto industry very seriously. Therefore, the consensus is quite clear: all the German manufacturers expect electric cars to capture around 25 percent of the global car market by the start of next decade.
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