We had a meeting with our international AUTO BILD colleagues on the Bridgestone test track near Rome. From the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Lithuania, Finland, Georgia, Serbia, Greece… Sure, we tested cars together. We agreed that new cars are becoming more and more expensive – but usually better. And we talked a lot about transformation in the industry.
In the Netherlands, every third newly registered car is already electric. Does the country need fast charging stations? No, that’s the way it works, those who live and work there usually have short distances and charge at home. In Finland, electric cars lead a shadowy existence. Minus 25 degrees – that’s more than an endurance test for every battery. In Greece nobody really knows how to pay for electric cars and how to charge them. In Spain they want to, but the infrastructure is lagging behind. In Poland, tuned used cars run better than all new electrics, no matter how fast they are.
In England, more drivers are switching, and in 2030 there will be no more new vehicles with combustion engines. This is Europe 2022. At some point there will be an end date from the EU for all diesel and petrol engines. How is this supposed to work?
The new AUTO BILD 16/2022: Here are all the topics
NEW HITS New BMW 7er: With battery in the stomach and mega display in the rear • Space saver: Audi urbansphere • First drive: Jeep Grand Cherokee Mercedes EQS SUV, Alpina B4 Gran Coupé • Skoda Karoq facelift: We drive the refreshed SUV MESSAGES Mercedes EQXX on a record run • Volvo with Android Automotive • Interview: Opel boss Uwe Hochschurtz • Registration statistics for the first quarter TESTING & TECHNOLOGY Strong brothers: VW Tiguan R and Touareg R in the comparison test • News from the endurance test • Nissan Townstar: First test with the practical van • Used: SsangYong Korando SERVICE Used car purchase portals in the test: where you get the best price HEADINGS Motorsport: ADAC GT Masters Best Brands: The Winners – Part 1 Extra Tour: Range Rover 5.