Artificial intelligence and new battery technology will change the cars.
Volkswagen (VW) believes it goes against electric cars in a long range. By 2025, the world’s largest automaker plans to introduce more than 20 full-electric models and sell one million electric cars annually.
“From 2020 we will get the first model, the compact car ID The same year, ID Crozz is being launched,” says Anita Svanes, communications manager at Volkswagen and Harald A. Møller as.
With the ID models, VW builds for the first time full-electric cars from scratch with the new platform called MEB as the technological backbone.
The first is a car similar to Golf, but with internal size as a Passat. Crozz is a four-wheel drive SUV and expected a range of 500 km. Also the minibus ID. Buzz is presented, a car similar to the classic VW minibus.
The fourth model presented in the ID family is Vizzion. This is being launched as the future car with artificial intelligence and learning functions. The car will work both as a private car and in a sharing fleet.
Inside, Vizzion should have an interactive lounge, it will be like a tablet on wheels, promises the manufacturer.
It will be fully self-propelled and becomes like a private driver where the digital “driver” with its safety systems takes control of the car.
The concept car drives, controls and navigates completely automatically in traffic, thus giving everyone on board the opportunity to spend time on the way they want to work, watch movies, or simply relax.
Using Microsoft’s AR technology, Hollen, the driver should be able to use movements to communicate with the car’s virtual assistant. Voice control is also part of the system. The range is planned at 665km according to the NEDC standard, it is mentioned in the review.
Electric at the sales peak
The registration figures from the Road Traffic Advisory Board (OFV) through September show signs that the shift has begun.
VW has registered the newest cars for so long years with 14,766. Of these, 4854 are pure electric cars and 2398 plug-in hybrid, ie cars that can both be plugged in and run on fossil fuels. Still, VW sells most cars with conventional combustion engines – a total of 7504, with an overweight of gasoline.
Number two on the list is Toyota with 11,622 sales, of which they are 10.912 with hybrid engine technology. This system charges the electric motor with fossil fuel. Nissan is the third most sold car brand, where 9350 of 10,820 are electric cars.
Also, BMW in fourth place is at full speed against electrification. Of 8995 new registrations are 4000 electric cars and 3020 plug-in hybrids.
Communications Director Marius Tegneby in BMW Norway confirms the trend.
– The electric car i3 accounts for one-third of the sales. Much of the other is sold as a charge hybrid. By 2025, BMW plans 25 new electric models where 12 are full-electric. We have a goal to sell only zero-emission or low-emission cars in 2025. There is no doubt that it’s going to be the way.
New battery technology
Information manager Espen Olsen in Toyota Norway says they are working on the next generation of solid-state batteries. This plan will be much more compact and energy efficient batteries than today’s lithium batteries.
“It is talked about the fact that this will come between 2020 and 2025. However, we will bring new electric cars already from 2020, probably with lithium batteries that we have experience with through the hybrid system.
Olsen points out that the development of electric cars is fast, but that the internal combustion engine can have a long future.
– Maybe not with us where the authorities are clear that they want zero emissions by 2025. Much of the developments are tax-managed. In Africa and Asia, they do not have the same opportunity that the combustion engine can live for a long time. We also have good faith in hydrogen, especially for larger vehicles.
Trendsetter from Hyundai
A car manufacturer that rely on all available engine technologies is Hyundai. Recently launched the brand Kona Electric. A car that is pointed to as a direction for development. At a price in excess of 300,000 kroner, you get closer to 500km realistic range. The problem is that you have to expect 24 months delivery due to high demand.
The Koreans now clearly sell most of the electric cars in Norway. The hydrogen car, which is now newly launched as Nexo , was only registered 14th through September. However, the system of hydrogen charge of an electric motor that only emits water vapor can be a part of the future. Audi recently signed a partnership with Hyundai on the exchange of technology.
“In our system , there are electric cars and hydrogen cars we believe in as the big drivers,” says product manager Øyvind Knudsen in Hyundai Norway.
He believes it is important to keep in mind that small petrol cars are at least as environmentally friendly as large hybrids, and that modern diesel engines have also become much more environmentally friendly than before.
“Within a few years, we will offer rechargeable systems on all our models. These charging systems are probably a transition phase, but I think that phase can be long, says Knudsen.
Road Safety Adviser Anne Beate The Bud in MA Stainless Traffic believes the future car is becoming electric and packed with new technology that makes it more traffic-safe.
– When lithium is replaced by solids in the batteries, we may talk about ten times more efficient batteries. Then the discourse discussion will be uninteresting. For some time, I think it will be running parallel runs. Over a 20-year period, I think it’s realistic that most of the car park in this country is emissions-free, “says Budalen.
“For heavy vehicles, I think hydrogen is the future because it gives the opportunity to refill more. But for passenger cars, given that we get more efficient batteries, I think the electricity is better.
The budget means we should not sit still and wait for new and improved technology.
“In Norway, we are in a unique position with good advice so that we have the opportunity to participate and try out new technology. We are a small market, but we have come a long way and are being listened to.
“Today, we see that, in particular, more expensive cars come with automatic brake systems, known as AEB. This means that the car will brake even if the driver does not. Such equipment will eventually be available also on models that more can afford. This will lead to fewer accidents.
Similarly, speed adjustment will occur automatically. In the future, the car will not allow you to drive above the speed limit. The budget also believes that there will be an alkolock on cars, so you will not be able to drive the car if you are affected by alcohol.
Think self-drive will take time
But it is likely that the car will be completely self-propelled.
“In some Norwegian roads, it is possible to get to. But with our web of big and small roads, I do not think it’s realistic in the foreseeable future. But who knows? In a science fiction scenario, there are also cars that can be converted to a helicopter.
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