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Kia figured out what kind of music to listen to to increase the range of an electric car

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The Korean company Kia conducted an interesting study demonstrating the importance of choosing music while driving. As it turns out, music can extend or shorten the range of an electric car.

For the experiment, a Kia EV6 GT-Line S equipped with a 14-speaker Meridian Audio audio system was used. A number of participants with no previous experience driving electric vehicles drove the EV6 on a 29-kilometer route typical of everyday use, combining busy city roads, secondary roads, open sections and winding country roads.

Kia figured out what kind of music to listen to to increase the range of an electric car

They all listened to a pre-composed playlist at the same volume level with fixed sound settings, while a medical-grade Empatica E4 wearable device recorded their biometric parameters.

The playlist includes the following songs: Tycho – Awake, Adele – Hello, The Weeknd – Blinding Lights, Anna Meredith – Nautilus, Kanye West – Fade and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

The results showed that participants drove four times more economically while listening to Beethoven compared to some other tracks. The fast-paced hit song The Weeknd made driving half as economical by encouraging the driver to step on the gas, draining the battery faster. At the same time, Adele’s ballad showed average results, provoking an “emotional driving style.”

The study was led by Dr. Duncan Williams, Lecturer in the School of Science, Engineering and the Environment at the University of Salford and an expert in acoustics, noise, psychoacoustics and sound science. He summed up:

In short: if you want to go further, listen to Beethoven and other relaxing classical music. If you’re not worried about running out of battery faster, play faster tracks.”

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Mazda is preparing another flagship seven-seater crossover. Mazda CX-80 will receive an in-line 6-cylinder engine

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Mazda is preparing another flagship seven seater crossover Mazda CX 80 will

Mazda just a few days ago declassified the CX-90 crossover – and now the web has already appeared details about the next flagship model, the CX-80.

Mazda is preparing another flagship seven-seater crossover.  Mazda CX-80 will receive an in-line 6-cylinder engine

If the CX-90 is the flagship, how can the CX-80 be the flagship? It’s simple: the CX-90 is a model for the US market, but the CX-80 will be the top model in Japan and Europe. He, as the name implies, will replace the CX-8. The CX-80 will be 4950mm long and the new model will be 25mm longer, 45mm wider and 10mm taller than the CX-8. Inside there will be three rows of seats.

The base for the CX-80 will be a 2.5-liter gasoline four-cylinder engine. There will also be a 3.3L inline-six diesel engine, a “mild” diesel hybrid and a plug-in hybrid powertrain borrowed from the CX-4.

The premiere of the Mazda CX-80 is expected this fall.

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This Geely crossover can accelerate to 100 km / h in 3 seconds. Zeekr X quality images

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This Geely crossover can accelerate to 100 km h

The Chinese resource Autohome has published high-quality images of the Zeekr X compact electric crossover (Zeekr brand is owned by Geeky). It will be the brand’s third model after the Zeekr 001 premium hatchback and the Zeekr 009 minivan.

This Geely crossover can accelerate to 100 km / h in 3 seconds.  Zeekr X quality images

The Zeekr X has some things in common with the Zeekr 001, but in general the crossover has received an individual look. Of the features – the absence of door handles, frameless windows, “muscular” sidewalls and a straightened roofline for more headroom for rear passengers.

This Geely crossover can accelerate to 100 km / h in 3 seconds.  Zeekr X quality images

This Geely crossover can accelerate to 100 km / h in 3 seconds.  Zeekr X quality images

The Zeekr X will be based on the Geely SEA (Sustainable Experience Architecture) platform, which is also used by Volvo. Despite its compactness (dimensions – 4450 x 1836 x 1572 mm), the car will be quite spacious inside, as the wheelbase is 2750 mm long. For comparison, the current Hyundai Santa Fe with a length of 4785 mm has a wheelbase of 2765 mm.

This Geely crossover can accelerate to 100 km / h in 3 seconds.  Zeekr X quality images

This Geely crossover can accelerate to 100 km / h in 3 seconds.  Zeekr X quality images
This Geely crossover can accelerate to 100 km / h in 3 seconds.  Zeekr X quality images

What will be the traction batteries and electric motors – one can only guess for now, but Geely has already officially announced that the Zeekr X will accelerate to 100 km / h in 3 seconds.

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Chery’s latest flagship. Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

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Cherys latest flagship Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

Chery has published official photos of the flagship crossover Chery Tiggo 9 in white, which is undergoing winter testing.

Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

Despite the fact that the formal presentation of the novelty has not yet taken place, the company has already revealed almost all the details about the car, which will become Chery’s largest crossover.

Dimensions Chery Tiggo 9 will be 4780 x 1920 x 1700 mm with a wheelbase of 2800 mm. He will receive a large radiator grille with vertical slats, retractable door handles, parking sensors on the front and rear bumpers, a solid rear lamp.

Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

Salon can be 5-and 7-seater. Chery compares the interior of the Tiggo 9 to that of a Mercedes-Benz. The car will receive a dual screen, consisting of a 12.3-inch full-featured instrument panel and a 12.3-inch central control screen. The new car will be equipped with a steering wheel with touch buttons, an electronic gearshift mechanism, an independent climate control system for rear passengers, heated rear seats, side vents, a rear sun visor and other options.

Chery Tiggo 9 will be equipped with two types of motors. The 254 hp SQRF4J20 is installed in the Tiggo 8, Tiggo 8 Pro and Tiggo 8 Plus. The second motor, numbered SQRF4J20C, has a power of 261 hp. and installs Exeed TXL, VX and LX.

Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live
Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live
Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

In China, the car will go on sale in May at a price of $21,800.

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