Top and flop: the good and bad car news of week 36

+ Top – Oh la la! The Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric has the largest out there

Renault is not modest about it and even shamelessly puts it on sale: the display on the center console of the Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric. That is the largest there is, brags the French brand. Would that also apply to the electric range of the Volkswagen ID.3 competitor?

+ Top – This is the all-electric Mercedes EQE! Do we think…

Why the doubt? Because the electric Mercedes EQE resembles the larger Mercedes EQS like two drops of water. Without a badge on the boot lid, we wouldn’t see the difference. The EQE will be launched in mid-2022 with a range of up to 660 kilometers.

Top and flop: the good and bad car news of week 36

+ Top – Larger battery for Volvo plug-in hybrids. Now you can travel almost 100 kilometers electrically

With a Recharge plug-in hybrid from Volvo you could previously travel about 50 kilometers on electric power alone. That has now almost doubled. In addition, the plug versions of the Volvo S60/V60, XC60, S90/V90 and XC90 have become a lot more powerful than before.

Top and flop: the good and bad car news of week 36

+ Top – New Renault 5 meets older brothers at IAA, goes into production in 2024

Need a reminder of how small cars used to be? Then take a look at the Renault stand at the IAA in Munich. There the new Renault 5 Prototype – which will go into production in 2024 – meets its tiny and super cute predecessors.

Top and flop: the good and bad car news of week 36

– Flop – Tesla wants to scrap windshield wipers and replace them with laser beams

Never change a winning team, say the English. And you can also apply that statement to the good old windshield wipers, which have been wiping raindrops from car windows since the 1920s. But Tesla is going to reinvent the wheel in the wiper field. The American electric car manufacturer has registered a patent for laser beam technology.

Top and flop: the good and bad car news of week 36

– Flop – Europe: ‘Ferrari and Lamborghini should also stop using fuel cars’

The European Commission is aiming for a ban on the sale of new fuel cars by 2035. Italy argues for an exceptional position for Ferrari and Lamborghini. But Europe doesn’t want to hear about that.

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