At our petrol stations – you know, these are the ones where there are always “totally random” similar offers – the prices are falling. Diesel costs less than two euros again, but it still remains more expensive than Super. And with crude oil prices falling, it could be a lot cheaper by a long time ago. Drivers are not stupid. If you can, you drive less and save as a result. The bad end is still to come for all of us, and for once it’s not the cars’ fault: energy prices!
At least you know what’s coming. Unfortunately, many people feel differently when it comes to new drives: A reader wrote to me that he had bought a plug-in hybrid and quickly regretted it. Consumption much higher than WLTP, charging time very long. We often write about this, but it would be better if the customer didn’t just become a test driver after the purchase and realize: it’s not (yet) for me.
One way to gain experience with e-cars is, of course, to read AUTO BILD, another (but too short) test drive, another the car subscription: you don’t commit yourself long enough to get angry, and does a long-term test.
The new AUTO BILD 39/2022: Here are all the topics
NEW HITS Gen.Travel: How Volkswagen wants to travel into the future • New BMW X1: First drive with petrol and electric • Freshly made: We do a lap with the Kia XCeed facelift • Mercedes EQS SUV: This is how the XXL Stromer drives • BMW Z4, Xpeng G9, Opel Astra GSe, Renault R5, Dacia Manifesto, Subaru Crosstrek MESSAGES Seniors: This is how general practitioners can determine your ability to drive • Car rental companies rely on electric vehicles TESTING & TECHNOLOGY Comparison test with a small gasoline engine: Opel Astra against VW Golf • News from the endurance test • Top priority: Nio ET7 • Used cars: Porsche Macan Turbo REPORTS Germany’s only AMG Brand Center: More than a car dealership • How BMW is becoming sustainable SERVICE All-season tires: 35 profiles tested • Key away, now what? HEADINGS Golden steering wheel: The test days • Motorsport: Armin Kremer • Action: Euromaster pays your bill • Extra tour: Munich 72.