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The future belongs to electric vehicles

Electric vehicles conquer our roads

Four parked electric vehicles
Electric vehicles will play a key role in the transport system of the future.

Compared to vehicles with combustion engines, electric vehicles have numerous advantages: their motors are emission-free, quiet and require far less maintenance. They are made up of fewer components than combustion engines and do not require a clutch, silencer, catalytic converter or fuel tank.

 

However, it is also clear that the range of cars with electric motors is still shorter than that of vehicles with combustion engines. An electric car must thus be "refuelled" more frequently. However, battery capacities are being continuously developed further and charging speeds are constantly increasing – under ideal circumstances, an electric vehicle can already be fully charged in as little as half an hour.

Three examples of electric drive types

Greater choice of e-vehicle models

Charging during the coffee break: some electric vehicles can already be fully charged in under one hour.

The days where one was able to choose between three different models when buying an electric vehicle are over. By now, numerous car manufacturers have developed electric cars and started series production. According to the German Association of the Automotive Industry, German car manufacturers will more than triple their model range by 2020 – from 30 models at present to almost 100. 

Have a look at our little overview to compare the charging times of different models.

 

Charging times for different car models

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