This week I was on a business trip Potsdam-Berlin-Frankfurt am Main-Andernach-Potsdam. During the day in the car from the Spree to the Rhine. back next day. 1200 kilometers with a plug-in hybrid whose battery was empty after 35 kilometers. Will cars be driven less? Maybe I didn’t notice. After all, most motorists don’t go on a pleasure trip. They drive because they have to. And by that I don’t even mean the thousands of trucks that are proof that we are a) a transit country for the European transport sector and b) never managed to switch traffic to rail. What did I notice?
• We have too many signs. It says on it whether there’s a fast-food restaurant or not, every exit double and triple, but neither fuel prices nor charging stations. We can indicate the speed electronically, but apparently not anything else.
• There are fewer pushers and aggro racers, but more speed cameras!
• In my opinion there are hardly any more disciplined drivers than those in the truck cockpits. They have it the hardest, they are the first and the longest in every construction site traffic jam, and yet they don’t freak out. And they thank you if you let them through (others don’t).
The new AUTO BILD 14/2022: Here are all the topics
NEW HITS Audi Q5: The new one is coming in 2024 – again with combustion engines • Kia Niro: Everything about the plug-in SUV. PLUS: First lap in the EV6 GT • BMW 7 Series: We drive the new flagship and the electric i7 • First drive: A major facelift makes the Suzuki S-Cross fresh • Mercedes SL 43, Peugeot 208, iEV Z, Aston Martin Vantage by AddArmor MESSAGES Peter Schreyer is retiring • More and more cyclists are dying on the road • VW Passat the most popular company car TESTING & TECHNOLOGY Comparison test: Fresh Ford Fiesta ST against Hyundai i20 N • VW Caddy PanAmericana: Is the adventure equipment worth it? • First plug-in in the first test: Lexus NX 450h+ • Used: BMW 216d Gran Tourer REPORTS Osman Dumbuya: “Artificial intelligence is the intelligence of the programmer” • Used car fleet: Five cars for 5250 euros SERVICE Bidirectional charging: how it works, what it brings, who can do it • Trouble in the workshop: what rights you have as a customer – and what obligations HEADINGS Motorsport: ADAC GT Masters • Action: Mazda CX-60 • Action: Avia fuel vouchers extra tour: Genesis GV60.