Volkswagen drops new pieces of information on the electric VW ID Buzz camper van

VW ID Buzz electric camper van on the road

Volkswagen is seriously banging the drum for the electric camper van VW I.D. Buzz three years before its planned production. That’s fine. Give us all the information you have, VW marketing managers! The migration to electric vehicles is such a big and potentially long process for drivers of ordinary cars, but for people who take their electric vehicles on a road trip, the process is even longer. So, the sooner we have the information, the easier it is to prepare for the electric future.

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City tours with style in Europe: rent and drive a classic car like a boss

classic Citroen photo by 2CV Paris Tour
Citroen 2CV in Paris.

Modern tourist buses are an easy and comfortable option for taking a city tour, but if you want to experience a destination in style like locals did a few decades ago, you can drive an old classic car yourself in a number of European cities.

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Tips for finding the right place to stay in Algarve, Portugal for longer than a week

Carvoeiro beach, fishing village, fishermen's beach in Algarve, Portugal.
Carvoeiro beach, fishing village, fishermen’s beach in Algarve, Portugal.

The south coast of Portugal – the Algarve Province – attracts holidaymakers in summer, and digital nomads, remote workers, and retirees in autumn, winter and spring. Whereas visitors who are on vacation need a place to stay for one or two weeks, other travelers are looking for a place for a month or for a longer time. Here are a few tips on where and how to find the right kind of accommodation in Algarve.

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Large electric SUV Volkswagen I.D. Roomzz with long range, autonomous driving

VW ID Roomzz electric SUV

Volkswagen has introduced a new member to its family of I.D. electric vehicles: the Roomzz. It is a relatively large SUV model that is designed for autonomous driving as well. VW has shown a prototype in April 2019, is planning to show a production model in 2020, and the production of the electric SUV should start in 2021.

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How does an electric vehicle survive freezing winters? Fine, it seems

red compact car partially covered in snow. photo by Skitterphoto.

Canadian electric car owner Richard Corley has written a fascinating article for The Globe and Mail newspaper where he answers some frequently asked questions, and explains how his e-cars run fine even during the cold Canadian winter. Here are the key takeaways from his experiences with electric vehicles and their batteries in cold climate.

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Zipcar rental cars lost their network connectivity, leaving drivers stranded

Zipcar rental car parked

We have been warned. Now, let’s hope that car manufacturers and rental companies have learned their lesson. Zipcar, a car rental company that operates in 10 countries, suffered a connectivity breakdown that caused a significant amount of its fleet in New York, California and Oregon to halt. Wherever customers happened to be, their cars simply refused to start for about 10% of Zipcar customers.

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Rent a Finn provides hosts for visitors but which one to choose for a trip to Finland?

a scenery in FInland's lakeland district: Koli.
Koli, a scenery in eastern Finland lake district.

Here is an exceptional travel initiative from Finland: for June, July and August 2019, visitors can apply for a genuine Finn to host and guide them for three days. The purpose is to introduce the way of life that has made Finland the happiest nation in the world in 2018 (according to this report). The hosts will do whatever they do at home, at a cottage, or during their leisure time activities.

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