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Hyundai IONIQ 5 – Our first impressions!

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Despite the production crisis, the automotive world is on fire when it comes to evolution! Appears more and more with major technological innovations, especially in the electrification area. A great example of this is really the new Hyundai IONIQ 5! An EV (Electric Vehicle / Electric Vehicle) that aims to redefine the standards of the automotive world in terms of sustainable mobility by bringing a luxury car, competent and of course with a lot of autonomy.

The truth is, however, that we already had the opportunity to be one of the first to test the new Hyundai IONIQ 5 … spoilers! The first impression is really good!

After all, we have the first model from the IONIQ brand here, a series that is only dedicated to the increasingly coveted 100% electric models. One notorious thing about the most important part of an electric car, battery capacity. In addition to 72.6 kWh, this is an extremely efficient battery, which of course leads to luxurious autonomy. But we’ll talk a little more about it in a moment.

In addition, however, we have the first Hyundai car to receive Autonomous Driving Level 2 as standard. Something is also becoming more and more important and necessary for the life of motorists.

Design and driving

Well, in this area there is always a mix of opinions as taste is not discussed. However, given the current auto market, I think we have a vehicle here that can please both Greeks and Trojans. In short, an urban crossover with very generous dimensions.

So abroad we have a lot of attention to detail. In fact, the front is full of innovations, from flaps that open and close to increase cooling as needed, to the glowing design of the headlights and the “clamshell” bonnet.

However, on the side we have lines that highlight the entire design of the car and are complemented by very interesting lighting around almost the entire electric vehicle.

Inside, the manufacturer finally presented the new cabin Intelligent living space. In addition to the modern design, what is particularly impressive is the usable interior space in the car. In fact, it’s not just the amount of space, it’s even the attention to the comfort and usefulness of everything that has been implemented in the car. That said, we have a moving center console that is very easy to adjust, and even the rear seats are tiltable and movable so you can adjust everything to your liking.

Drive

First of all, it must be said that the handling of the new IONIQ 5 is really very good. After all, we have a lot of driving comfort without annoying noises inside. We are also talking about an electric motor 217 hp and 350 Nm torque instant, which always guarantees an agile response behavior even with a weight of 1990kg.

In fact, it accelerates from 0-100 km / h in “only” 7.4 seconds, which impresses everyone when you consider the size and weight of the electric vehicle.

Well, in addition to all the numbers, it must be said that we can always count on a very agile direction, guaranteed by the huge 3 meter wheelbase and to the new E-GMP platform.

Overall, the comfort and the quality of workmanship are absolutely excellent. To give even the largest “turnip” the confidence that the “suddenly appeared” hole in the road will not leave a dent and will be overcome with all confidence.

But since not everything can be good if you are looking for a drive that relies on dynamism or sportiness, you will not find it here. Yes, the model offers multiple driving modes like that echo, Comfort, Sports and snow. However, although in Sports If you notice a faster pedal response, it’s easy to see that the IONIQ 5 shouldn’t be a sports car. And actually it doesn’t have to be.

Some important points to mention!

Hence it is important to mention that Hyundai is based on Introduction of more recycled materials in the manufacture of each model. That said, the goal is to reuse and reduce pollution in the manufacture of each IONIQ 5.

For the most demanding, in terms of autonomy, the models currently available, as already mentioned, have one 72.6 kWh battery. Something that even guarantees 686 km by loading in urban use or 481 km in combined use.

But since not everything has to do with autonomy, it is important to note that the new Global Electric Modular Platform (E-GMP) it also guarantees news related to loading. After all, we have the capacity up to 800V and 350 kW power. Ie, In real terms, we have a battery life of 80% in just 18 minutes or 100 km in just 5 minutes. In fact, it is entirely possible to charge other electric cars with the IONIQ 5, and all thanks to the “Vehicle to Load” technology, which basically transforms the new Hyunday car into an authentic power bank.

Finally, even though we’re 100% electric, we have 527 liters of luggage space or 1587 liters with reclining seats. We even have one “Frunk” or a front trunk up to 57 liters, ideal for stowing your sports bag and of course the charging cable.

Conclusion – first impressions

In conclusion, I have to say that I got very good impressions of the new Hyundai IONIQ 5. Here we have a model that guarantees very balanced specifications, which in the end results in an efficient vehicle with autonomy in giving and selling. In addition, we also have a comfortable ride.

In terms of performance, while a little bit behind what an enthusiast is looking for, I think it is more than enough for the vast majority of drivers. All this with enormous comfort and an immediate response thanks to its electric motorization.

Note, however, that all of this comes at a price, starting at € 50,990 in IONIQ 5. A price that might seem high … But the important thing to note here is that this includes a 7 year unlimited mileage guarantee, an 8 year high voltage battery guarantee, 7 years breakdown assistance and 7 years annual checks. For more details, click on here.

What do you think of that? Please let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Windows 11: reclaim lots of PC space now!

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Many people have already switched to Windows 11 and are even satisfied. However, there is one question that could concern anyone in the near future. When you consider that most computers today rely on SSDs, in many cases the space is no longer what it used to be. In other words, we don’t have that much available capacity. For this reason and without waiting, we can run out of space. At this point Windows starts the warning. Fortunately, there is a way to reclaim a lot of space on your Windows 11 PC.

Windows 11: reclaim lots of PC space now!

First we need to research and then we start writing storage or cleaning recommendations. After the right, just click Open as shown in the image below.

A window will now appear showing the status of our hard drive. I pay special attention to the section on temporary files.

Now look for the section that has cleaning recommendations. For example, in the image below, we can see that we can recover up to 5GB of space.

More precisely, and if we click on this option, we will see in more detail what is taking up space. This will allow us to clean up the previous Windows installation, downloads, and recycle bin.

Of course, we can still see other information like large or unused files and unused applications.

The most important thing here is definitely the first part. If you’re not planning on going back to Windows 10, first clean up your previous Windows installations. After all, we occupied 6G. The same applies to transfers and recycling. We gained almost 9 GB of storage space.

However, if you are really concerned we can take a tour of the other sections.

With everything selected, just hit the Delete option.

A window will then appear to change that the selected files and their data will be permanently deleted. Then we just click on Next.

The process will start and we can follow the process in the cleaning recommendations window. However, we can still do things on Windows.

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Inexpensive fuels. Is everything really equal to the liter?

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Given the current fuel price crisis in Portugal, to tell the truth, much is due to the heavy tax burden we have on our shoulders in Portugal, although it is a consequence of events on European territory. We have very good people who choose to fill up with petrol or diesel, and only at “low-cost” stations!

Which begs a question … What are “low cost” gas stations and fuels?

Well, we have the pumps from as an example Prius, from Intermarche, gives Auchan, from sweet drop, etc … That fuel is sold a little below the ‘normal’ market price.

That is, the term inexpensive It deserves its name because it is cheaper and because it is sold outside the networks of large gas stations such as Galp, Repsol, BP, Cepsa and others.

In case you didn’t know: All fuels sold in Portugal are refined in Sines (formerly also in Matosinhos). The same refinery that supplies Galp, BP or Cepsa also supplies Prio or the hypermarket pumps.

In short, fuels without additives (Simple), which are the most commercialized fuels in Portugal, are all the same. In addition, it must also be mentioned that all petrol stations on national soil are properly checked.

So are ‘low-cost’ fuels bad for our cars or is everything tailored to the liter? It is precisely on this subject that we have a curious study by Deco.

Inexpensive fuels. Is everything really equal to the liter?

In case you didn’t know, Deco has a very interesting study on the use of ‘premium’ fuels and ‘low cost’ fuels with the always famous title “Everything is the same as the liter“. (shortcut)

Because according to the above information and the results of the same study, everything is actually the same as with the liter!

We are talking about a study based on 4 types of diesels which are a less refined fuel than gasoline and therefore more likely to cause problems for injectors, filters, etc.

However, the fuels used in the study were the market leaders at the time.

  • Galp Gforce
  • Galp Hi-Energy
  • Jumbo (now Auchan)
  • Intermarche

How was the test done?

Well, Deco got their hands on four identical cars, new, and each of them used only one of those fuels and covered 12,000 kilometers during the test.

The idea was very simple! After the 12,000 kilometers driven in the four cars, everything was dismantled to see the effects of each fuel on the main components of the car.

In addition, the average autonomy of each of these cars was also noted to see if the promises of “more KMs” were really true or not.

Conclusions?

No significant differences were found within the engine or within the tank. In the area of ​​consumption, there was only a difference of 0.13 liters per 100 km between the best and worst case. A negligible difference, as incorrect tire pressure alone can have an impact of 5% on fuel consumption.

In short, the promises of lower consumption, fewer pollutant emissions and more engine protection with future savings are nothing more than pure marketing, according to Deco. To invoice the end user a further ten cents per liter.

Besides, what do you think of all of this? Do you agree with these observations and studies? Let us know what you think in the comments box below.

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OneDrive: solve synchronization problems with Windows!

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OneDrive syncs with Windows 10 and Windows 11 to back up our files in the cloud. However, sometimes there can be issues that prevent OneDrive sync from working properly. A reset can solve all situations.

OneDrive: solve synchronization problems with Windows!

OneDrive works great, but like other apps, nothing is bug-free. Although they are rare, they sometimes run into problems and it is even necessary to reset the app to fix the syncing problems with Windows.

Am i losing files?

No. Everything that is stored on your PC stays on your PC. Likewise, what is on OneDrive remains on OneDrive. What happens is that existing connections are terminated. In fact, the main purpose of resetting OneDrive is to disconnect and reconnect. However, don’t worry because this process isn’t that complicated.

But before we reset, we can try something else.

If you’re using Windows 10, right-click the OneDrive icon and choose the Close OneDrive option. If you are using Windows 11 there is only one more step required. So right click, then click Help and Settings and choose the option to Close OneDrive.

A window will appear asking if you really want to close OneDrive. Just click the Close OneDrive button.

To reopen OneDrive just use Windows search and write OneDrive. After the right hand side, just click Open and that’s it. The method is the same for Windows 10 and 11.

If that doesn’t solve the problem then we really need to roll back.

The process is very simple. First enter and in the Windows search. Then click Open on the right.

Put after the run window

%localappdata%MicrosoftOneDriveonedrive.exe /reset

Then just click OK.

Then OneDrive will be closed. Then we just go to Windows Search and write OneDrive and run that app again.

However, OneDrive is available for mobile platforms. You can find it in the Play Store here.

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