The challenge of taking a company toward electric propulsion rather than gasoline powered engines isn’t as difficult as it might sound. The reality is the components of an electric lineup are pretty easy as long as you have a platform to start with you can build up from there. The real challenge for any company is convincing the public that electric power is the way to go. Currently electric vehicle sales account for less than one percent of the worldwide sales of vehicles, but Daimler is working to change that with a new Mercedes-Benz lineup that will feature as many as ten new electric vehicles by 2025.
While most of us can easily recognize many of the automotive logos we see on vehicles around us, many don’t know the meaning behind them. Why does Ford have a blue oval, where did the Chevrolet bowtie come from and what in the world does the snake mean on the Alfa Romeo logo? These are all questions we can ask ourselves and maybe only wonder about on those long nights with nothing else to do. While this may not be a topic of everyday conversation you can impress your friends with your knowledge of what different car logos mean. You can also see this list in the form of a video, if you want.
When you live in a city there are a variety of noises that make their way around you on a daily basis. If you leave your windows open on garbage day you can hear the trucks and their airbrakes in the streets around you, if you live near stores and shops that have regular deliveries you might use them for your early morning alarm clock and when it comes to construction its likely you hear the noise of jackhammers and heavy equipment on a regular basis. Over time you might not even notice the noises around you in the city, but should you have to live with the noise pollution that takes place?
Was the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal enough to scare the rest of the German automakers? It seems that is certainly the case. In recent news Mercedes, Audi, Opel, Volkswagen and Porsche all have announced a recall that will affect 630,000 vehicles that are being brought in specifically to address their emissions management software. This is certainly a reaction to the scandal that was discovered by Volkswagen that had been using cheat devices to ensure their vehicles would pass the EPA standards in the US when the vehicles were being tested, which has caused a sense of alarm for the other German automakers.