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People prefer own car in corona crisis

people prefer own car in corona crisis

In the corona pandemic, significantly more people than before prefer to drive their own car. E-cars in particular are increasingly in demand. This is the result of two studies published this weekend.

"87 percent of consumers worldwide prefer to use a private vehicle to travel safely," consultancy capgemini announced after surveying 11.000 consumers with. At the beginning of the pandemic, it was only 57 percent, he said.

78 percent of respondents worldwide "prefer their own vehicle to public transport; in germany, the figure is now 74 percent". 81 percent of respondents want to avoid carpooling because of health concerns. 72 percent said "that they appreciate being able to access their own vehicle at any time more than before the pandemic.".

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Information from electromobility to climate protection

information from electromobility to climate protection

After its premiere two years ago, the coburg climate market is starting on sunday, 17. September, a new round. The environment/climate protection department of the city of coburg and the climate protection management of the coburg district invite all citizens, whether large or small, to this special market.
Between 11 a.M. And 4 p.M., numerous information and hands-on booths await visitors to the coburg marketplace, offering the perfect opportunity to learn about climate change and find out how everyone can help protect the climate. Numerous environmental and climate protection players in the region contribute to the success of this special market event.

Everyone can save CO2

The "electromobility for coburg" meeting provides information on the practicality and driving performance of electric cars in everyday life with numerous electric car models, for example.
Bund naturschutz and greenpeace shed light on the effects of climate change and show ways of saving CO2 for everyone.
Transition coburg, climate protection manager lisa guntner and peter langendorf are dedicated to the topics of sustainability and plastic avoidance and, among other things, are waiting with an active educational trail and a self-built, modified marble run for visitors who want to determine and improve their ecological footprint. The environment/climate protection department provides an example of waste avoidance by presenting its latest campaign to avoid disposable coffee cups and the first "coffee-to-go-again"-mugs put into circulation.
In addition, the german transport club provides information about the new bus and train schedules in the coburg region as of december 2017, and visitors can take an e-bike or segway test ride to learn about other options for environmentally friendly mobility. Some political parties are also represented and provide information on their climate protection policies.
The climate market also marks the start of bavaria’s climate week in the coburg region, which has been held since 9. September run, actively used to make people more aware of climate protection and sustainability issues and also to focus on them in the federal elections. The highlight of the event will be a panel discussion at 2 p.M. On the topic of "climate protection today and tomorrow in the coburg region – what can politics do for our climate?!?".
In this round of discussions, the candidates for the bundestag in the coburg/kronach electoral district and the two climate protection representatives from the coburg city and district councils, wolfgang weib and christian gunsenheimer, face questions from moderator thomas apfel about the possibilities for action and the duties of politics.
For the physical well-being, the lindenhof clover factory and the unique E-ICE-mobile from rodental, which has already won several awards, will be providing solar power in the spirit of climate protection and treating visitors to delicious vegan ice creams.

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Vw expects tough strain after good year

Vw expects tough strain after good year

The corona crisis will be a severe test for the VW group’s main brand this year amid the ramp-up of e-mobility.

2019 could see further improvement in business figures. In addition to the planned investment of billions in new electric models, the manufacturer now has to prepare for the threat of the consequences of the pandemic.

"We will do everything we can to protect our employees and stabilize our business," chief financial officer alexander seitz said in wolfsburg on wednesday. "How rough the effects are, we cannot yet estimate today."But also for the volkswagen core division it is already foreseeable: "the corona crisis is unprecedented and will undoubtedly have an impact on the development of the business."

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No left-turning accidents since the changeover on berliner ring

No left-turning accidents since the changeover on berliner ring

For karl-heinz fullgraf, the change in traffic signals for left-turners was a good decision, which he had already welcomed much earlier. "I called for something like this ten years ago", says the bamberger driving instructor. "Oncoming traffic at 70 km/h can be very dangerous." After there had been many accidents with left-turners at the berliner ring in the recent past, the new regulation is in any case a safety gain.

This is also confirmed by an initial interim assessment: "according to the unanimous opinion of the police and the administration, the new traffic lights have had a very positive effect on traffic safety", says robert schmidt of the city’s traffic department. Ines schellmann, who is responsible for traffic at the bamberg city police station, has not had a single accident involving a left turn in the last six months at the starkenfeldstrabe/berliner ring intersection.

Only one complaint

After intensive discussions starting in november 2017, a separate green phase without oncoming traffic for left-turners was introduced on starkenfeldstrabe in april as a pilot project. Since then, the cars first stop at the stop line, a red-yellow-green sequence replaces the previous green arrow, which was followed by a flashing yellow signal.