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RWE takes electric car on a 4000-kilometre field test

„Culture bridge“ from Essen to Istanbul
Route goes right across the Balkans
RWE has given today the go-ahead for a new large-scale test of electro-mobility’s fitness for everyday use. A team of young drivers will cover 4000 kilometres from Essen to Istanbul in a Tesla Roadster within 13 days. “In so doing, we are also building a bridge between the two capitals of culture”, said Dr. Jürgen Großmann, Chief Executive Officer of RWE AG. Apart from Essen, the Turkish metropolitan centre of Istanbul is one of Europe’s capitals of culture this year. “At the same time, we will demonstrate in 17 European cities that e-mobility is already suitable for everyday use”, Großmann went on to say.
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The sound of silence: How Audi is working on the acoustics of future electric cars

Electric cars are virtually silent at speeds up to 25 km/h (15.53 mph)

Acousticians working intensely on future sound design

Sound should reflect brand’s core values

The sonorous sound of a six-cylinder engine; the silky murmur of a V8: the sounds of combustion engines are a constant of road traffic that everyone can associate with a car. With electric cars all that is passé because they are virtually silent up to a speed of 25 km/h (15.53 mph). The risk to others is obvious. There is only one logical conclusion for the sound technicians at Audi: The electric car of the future needs its own sound – but which one?
“We speak of quiet cars when an electric car …

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