“You have to write that e-cars make you fat,” a colleague asked me. Because driving slowly burns fewer calories? “No, because I go to McDonald’s every time I stop charging. The fast food chain is a popular place to go for e-car drivers. Not only because they are represented at many rest stops and truck stops, but also because they set up charging stations themselves Around 250 restaurants are expected to be energized by the end of the year, and by 2025 there will be 1,000.

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The burger loaders get their electricity to go from the Oldenburg energy supplier EWE – which also operates 84 percent of the sockets in Bremen. Innogy controls just as many charging points in Dortmund, and in Munich the municipal utilities even control over 88 percent of the charging stations. No rarity!

Michael Gebhardt

Michael Gebhardt, AUTO BILD editorial manager

The lack of competition and a monopoly-like position of a few providers in a region are also angry with the Federal Cartel Office. President Andreas Mundt rightly called for a functioning competition for nationwide coverage – and reasonable prices. Because: the victims are the drivers. For the electricity on the fast charger, you sometimes pay far more than double what you would at home. This also makes you lose your desire for Big Macs.

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NEW HITS MG ZS Facelift, Elektro-Moke, BAE Vantare GT, Manufactory line from Mercedes NEWS Rip off on the autobahn • NPM final report • Car sharing is not an alternative • Registration figures: 3rd quarter of 2021 • That was the ITS TEST & TECHNOLOGY Already driven: Cupra Formentor VZ5 • Mercedes Citan: Out and about in a Franco-Swabian high-roof station wagon • Bentley Bentayga Hybrid: A pleasure even with a plug • Opel Combo-e Life: Power box • SUV comparison test: Kia Sorento versus the fresh VW Tiguan Allspace • First test: how good is BMW’s new iX electric SUV? • News from the long-term test • Used VW Golf 7: bestseller with a large variety of drives REPORTS Jean-Philippe Imparato: How the new boss wants to make Alfa Romeo fit again • Nio ES8: This is how the Chinese start in Europe • The Golden Steering Wheel 2021: The grand finale at the DEKRA Lausitzring SERVICE Tire test: All results at a glance • Readers’ questions AUTO BILD answers • Light weeks: 10 headlamps tested • Free: rim cleaner from Dr. Wack • That will be expensive: The new catalog of fines is here HEADINGS Eye-catcher: Mercedes S-Class Guard • Motorsport: Maximilian Götz is the new DTM champion • Extra tour: DS 4 from Rüsselsheim

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