Electric cars often offer particularly generous space. Why is that?
Electric Cars are not only clean and quiet, but mostly also very spacious. At least a special kind of streamers scores with almost luxurious space conditions. This is for constructive reasons.
Instead of a tank, an e-car uses a battery. It is heavy and takes up space, but unlike the container for the liquid fuel, it can be stowed in the car much more flexibly, usually under the floor. In addition, there are a few electronics and one or two comparatively small ones in the same place Engines - more drive technology does not have to be accommodated in the vehicle. As a result, almost the entire space in the body structure for passengers, chairs and luggage can be used.
Im Combustion engines On the other hand, people and furniture share the space available above the axes Motor, Transmission and hydraulics, and there must also be space for a tank, exhaust system and power transmission are maintained. Anyone who has ever had to sit in the middle of the back seat in a diesel or petrol engine knows from personal experience how much space the so-called cardan tunnel occupies in the footwell.
But not only for shoes and their contents remains in the electric car Tour Locations. At the market launch of the ID.3, for example, VW advertised with good reason that it would offer space on par with the Passat. the Mercedes Despite the similar vehicle length, the E-Class cannot even come close to that of the electric offshoot in the rear SKIP keep up. And the chinese Manufacturers Aiways measured and came up with a princely 50 centimeters of legroom on the back seat of his SUV U5 - enough for 2-meter athletes on the back seat. The ample proportions not only make long-distance journeys more comfortable for adults, but also make it easier to assemble Child seats, or the Transport bulky items. Because they also fit well in the footwell.
Also in front offer the mentioned Models generous proportions. In addition, some vehicles have an additional luggage compartment under the front hood. Because the electric motor requires significantly less space than a combustion engine, space is freed up there for a charging cable or even a small one overnight bag can be stowed away.
They are realised space advantages but not from all e-cars, but only from models that are also on special e-car platforms. Do the streamers have to Architecture share with combustion variants, the full potential can never be exploited. Because in the construction spaces for gasoline or diesel, tank, mechanics and exhaust system reserved, even if they are not filled in the E variants. In addition, the electric car components have to be accommodated somewhere, so that in the worst case the car offers even less space than a pure combustion engine. The number of multi-platform models for multiple drive types are designed, and conversion cars, in which the combustion engine is simply replaced by an electric drive, is likely to decrease in the coming years. At least in Europe most new car types will be on dedicated e-car platforms in the future. And correspondingly offer more space than a similar length Vehicles with combustion engine.