If you have been following trends in cars, you may have noticed the surge in popularity of electric vehicles (EVs). According to EV Volumes, EVs sold 6.75 million units in 2021 which was 108% more than in 2020. Due to the high demand for such cars, Volkswagen made their EV called the 2023 Volkswagen ID.5 GTX. Its design is coupe-like due to its roofline structure. It is extremely low with a very steep slope. Additionally, its taillights and liftgate mimic the design of the ID.4 car, which is another reason for its coupe shape. As for its interior, it has a 12-inch display infotainment system. The system is controlled with a touch slider, which controls the volume and the lane keeping assistant feature. So, what unique functional features does this EV offer? Keep reading.
At some point, you may have experienced fatigue after driving for a long time. Due to your fatigue, you may have lost focus and driven to the other lane. You could stop the car to rest, but what if you didn't have to? Fortunately, with the travel assist feature, you can still drive despite your fatigue. Travel assist is a feature that combines lane assist and adaptive cruise control features. In most cars, adaptive cruise control lets you set any speed for your car. However, according to Team Gunther Volkswagen, travel assist only works at speeds above 20 miles per hour in this car. When the travel assist senses that this car is about to leave its lane or hit another car, it controls the brakes, gas pedal, and steering to maintain a safe distance. One thing to remember is that this system only works on roads with marked lanes. Most roads in rural areas have no marked lanes, so this system will not be able to detect them and steer you to the right lane.
Most fuel-driven cars rely on conventional engines like V-8s or flat engines. Since this car is an EV, it uses batteries to run instead of gas-based engines. Specifically, this EV uses 77.0-kWh lithium-ion batteries. Having such an engine is advantageous in several ways. Since they do not require gas, you no longer have to spend money fueling your car. According to Getjerry, the average American spends between $150 and $200 on gas each month. By using a battery-powered car, you can use the amount you would spend on petrol on something else. To power the battery, all you have to do is charge it. Additionally, batteries cannot emit smoke or toxic gasses into the atmosphere like fuel-powered cars tend to do. By owning this car, you play your part by saving the environment from the greenhouse effect caused by toxic gasses. Some drivers drive noisy cars so that they get noticed. However, people will not be too fond of your noisy car, and you could be charged for noise pollution. Gas-powered cars tend to be noisy, but EVs are not. That is because EVs do not have internal combustion engines, which usually make the most noise. The only noise you may hear from this car is from the tires or wind resistance. Thankfully, the noise is not loud enough to be a distraction.
The most challenging part about driving is parking. For instance, it isn't easy to spot objects behind you when you reverse park. As a result, you may hit a rock or double park. To prevent such instances, the driver normally asks a person to direct them on how to park by ensuring they do not hit anything. Since this car has parking sensors in its rear, you will not need to enlist someone's help. Parking sensors measure how close you are about to hit an object and alert you. The car's parking sensors use ultrasonic waves to detect objects in its path. These sensors can monitor objects that are 150 centimeters behind you. The sensors get activated automatically by engaging the reverse gear or driving at a low speed. When you are about to approach an object, you will hear an intermittent warning sound. However, when you get closer, the sound becomes continuous.
Automatic Climate Control
This feature is an improved version of the air-conditioning systems we use in most cars. In most cars, you have to activate them by turning the knob continually until you feel satisfied with the temperature in the car. The problem with turning the knob to find the ideal temperature is that it is distracting. While you are focusing on the knob, you may hit an object. Thankfully, all it takes to activate it is by pressing a button. From the dashboard, you will set the temperature and drive. The beauty of the system is that it will adjust the temperatures, and that way, you will focus on your driving. In old air-conditioning systems, you would use a lot of fuel. That is because the air-conditioning system would run continuously unless you turned it off. On the other hand, automatic climate control responds based on the temperature outside your car. For instance, if the weather becomes cool, the system will automatically respond by not cooling the car. As it stops cooling the car, it lowers pressure on the compressors hence consuming less fuel that way.
Every year there are trends which people hope on. Most of the time, the trends are not worth you being part of. However, the trend you should hope on is getting an EV like the 2023 Volkswagen ID.5 GTX model. It is easy to see the hype around this car since it does not use fuel. Fuel prices have been continually rising, which may discourage people from buying cars. Thanks to electric cars, people have a reason to get a car. Besides saving on fuel, the car has features to reduce your chances of auto accidents like travel assist and parking sensors. Although these features reduce your chances of accidents, you should not be dependent on them. You still need to have proper discipline on the roads to reduce your chances of being involved in accidents.
Written by Benjamin Smith
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