Hyundai Staria to get electric version for Europe in 2026

June 11, 2024

South Korean carmaker Hyundai is said to have electrified its unusually-looking MPV. In addition to a recent hybrid version in its local market, the Staria should get an electric version. The future Staria EV is said to be built in Europe and should be on the market in 2026. This move from Hyundai is justified […]

Bricklin 3EV: extravagant but affordable electric three-wheeler

May 22, 2024

The Bricklin 3EV is a new and extravagant vehicle sprouted from the mind of American businessman Malcolm Bricklin and his company Visionary Vehicles. It is a front-wheel-drive, three-wheeled electric car with body-on-frame construction and a mid-mounted battery. Malcolm Bricklin is mainly known for the SV-1, a strange gullwing-door coupé that has been dubbed one of […]

Hongqi launches convertible EV at Beijing Auto Show

April 30, 2024

Chinese luxury brand Hongqi brings out the big guns at the 2024 Beijing Auto Show with new models and concept cars. The brand is officially launching the EH7 Convertible, a new open-top version of the EH7 electric sedan launched a month ago. The sub-brand of Chinese FAW Group also showcased three concept cars. The E702 […]

Belgian Fluxys and Luxembourger Creos together for hydrogen

April 18, 2024

Belgian gas network manager Fluxys and its Luxembourger counterpart, Creos, have signed a letter of intention to grow their partnership in hydrogen infrastructure. Both companies aim to evolve the European Hydrogen Backbone project. A cross-border vision is fruitful for the landlocked country of Luxembourg. With this cooperation, both companies want to develop hydrogen transportation and […]

Alfa Romeo Milano is brand’s first EV

April 11, 2024

Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo has lifted the veil on the new Milano. The small crossover is the brand’s first-ever EV, and it’s offered in two guises with power ranging from 156 to 240 hp. Both versions share the same 54-kWh battery, offering 410 km of range. That being said, like its numerous brothers from the […]

Ford updates electric Mustang Mach-E with more torque, range and versions

April 10, 2024

American automaker Ford is upgrading its electric Mustang Mach-E crossover. All versions are equipped with a new rear e-motor, which produces more torque. The batteries don’t change, but the range is increased on all versions, and fast charging times are cut by almost 20%. The high-performance Mach-E GT is now faster than both the Tesla […]

Paolo Pininfarina, president of famous design house, dies at 65

April 10, 2024

Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of the Pininfarina Group and son of famous designer, Sergio Pininfarina, passed away yesterday in Turin surrounded by his family. The 65-year-old worked for Cadillac, Honda, and GM before taking the lead of Pininfarina Group in 2008, after the death of his brother. His grandfather, Battista Pininfarina, founded the Carrozzeria Pinin Farina […]

Smart ForTwo production ends at Hambach

April 04, 2024

The page is officially turned. After over 25 years, the Hambach, France, plant has churned out its last Smart ForTwo. It’s the end for the small 2.5-m car that was seen as a revolution in urban transport. The Hambach plant, often nicknamed ‘Smartville,’ has produced up to 140,000 cars yearly. However, the plant, which benefited […]

Hyundai’s Genesis shows Neolun and Magma performance concepts

March 27, 2024

Korean premium brand Genesis has revealed the Neolun Concept and GV60 Magma Concept. The first design study is a large luxury SUV with coach doors and a plush interior. What could become the future GV90 aims to rival the Mercedes-Maybach GLS with Royal Blue leather and a concert-hall sound system. The second concept hints at […]

Ford introduces its European Explorer EV at €49k entry price

March 27, 2024

After encountering delays, the Ford Explorer is finally here. Ford celebrates the introduction to the market at the end of the Explorer’s World Tour. The Explorer was driven around the globe over 30,000 km, crossing six continents and 27 countries, with adventurer Lexie Alford at the wheel. The electric Ford Explorer will start at €48,950 […]

New electric KGM Torres EVX dives under €40K for launch

March 26, 2024

The newly reshaped Korean brand KG Mobility (KGM, in short) has announced the prices of its electric SUV. The Torres EVX will start in Belgium at €43,990. However, with a ‘launch reduction’ of €4,700, it will dive under the €40K threshold, the limit for the €5,000 Flemish EV incentive. All versions of the Torres EVX […]

Electric cruising with Harley’s new LiveWire S2 Mulholland

March 26, 2024

Electric motorcycle maker LiveWire has unveiled its new S2 Mulholland. Like its mother brand, Harley Davidson, the new electric motorcycle is aimed at cruising on long and straight American roads. The new LiveWire S2 Mulholland follows the S2 Del Mar and is built around the same platform. It uses the same 84-hp electric motor and […]

Peugeot presents new electric 7-seater e-5008

March 21, 2024

French carmaker Peugeot presents the new e-5008. Using the same recipe as its predecessor, this is a more extended version of the e-3008 with seats for up to seven passengers. Based on the same STLA Medium platform, the electric Peugeot offers up to 320 hp and 660 km of range thanks to a large 98 […]

Wallonia axes Low Emission Zone plans due in 2025

March 14, 2024

Walloon Environment Minister, Céline Tellier (Ecolo), has declared that the plan for Wallonia to become a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) was “disproportionate, difficult to apply and not very effective.” The Walloon LEZ is now axed, but major cities will be able to introduce restrictions to enhance air quality, not only on vehicles. Introduced in 2019, […]

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi brings first EV SU7 to market

March 13, 2024

China’s fifth-largest smartphone maker, Xiaomi, unveiled its first electric car in late December. The company confirms that it will bring its first EV SU7 to market on March 28th, when prices should be known. The Xiaoni SU7 is the brand’s first foray into the automotive industry. It’s a mid-size electric sedan powered by two electric […]

Hyundai’s electric 7-seater SUV Ioniq 9 nears production

March 13, 2024

The future electric SUV from Hyundai has been spotted testing in various states of cover. Previously announced as Ioniq 7, it could be renamed Ioniq 9 after the success of its brother from Kia, the EV9. What is certain is that both SUVs will share the same 800-volt E-GMP platform. This should give the seven-seater […]

Dodge delivers ‘muscle’ with all-new 670-hp Charger Daytona EV

March 06, 2024

Dodge has unveiled its new electric car. And it is to deliver on the promise of being the ultimate ‘muscle car’, the new Charger Daytona, a massive 5.2-meter long two-door coupé with all-wheel-drive, a 100.5-kWh battery, and up to 317 miles (510 km) of EPA range. The range-topping Charger Daytona Scat Pack gets 670 hp […]

BYD to debut first plug-in hybrid for Europe in Geneva

February 23, 2024

Chinese carmaker BYD will showcase a plug-in version of its Seal U SUV at the 2024 Geneva Motor Show. The new high-range plug-in hybrid should be sold in European markets with low EV demand. In addition to a plug-in SUV, BYD will also present its Yangwang luxurious sub-brand to the public with the U8 full-size […]

Chrysler Halcyon EV Concept: radical future with ‘unlimited range’

February 14, 2024

American carmaker Chrysler has presented a new concept that shows a glimpse into the brand’s electric future, however far it may be. Unlike the Airflow concept of 2022, the Chrysler Halcyon EV Concept demonstrates technologies that don’t exist. The Chrysler Halcyon EV Concept features a lithium-sulfur battery, inductive charging that could give it unlimited range […]

‘Leaked’ Kia EV8 to replace Stinger with 800 km of range

February 13, 2024

A leak reveals that the future EV8 will be equipped with an impressive 113,2 kWh battery giving it up to 800 km of range. Two electric motors will give it an all-wheel-drive and 450 kW (603 hp). The leak comes from Kia’s Union New Car Production Schedule and it shows a glimpse of the future […]

Ford updates Puma and teases electric version Gen-E

February 08, 2024

Ford is updating its popular crossover. The new Puma gets different design touches here and there, but its onboard technology receives a significant upgrade. Not only does the Puma get new screens, but it also gains 5G connectivity and many active safety enhancements. Between the lines of this news, Ford announced that an all-new electric […]

Renault’s Master E-Tech gets impressive 460 km of range

February 02, 2024

French car and van maker Renault unveiled the fourth-generation Master in November with impressive performance and range figures. Today, those figures are official and homologated. The new electric Master E-Tech has a range of up to 460 km (WLTP). The new Renault Master E-Tech manages this feat, all things considered, with an 87-kWh battery. Despite […]

Electric Hyundai Casper planned for Europe in late 2024

January 31, 2024

Launched in its home market with a gasoline engine, the Hyundai Casper should arrive in Europe in late 2024. However, for us, it’ll be electric only. Rumors talk of an affordable, small crossover with a 35-kWh battery and a range of about 200 km. Playing in the same ballpark as the recently unveiled Citroen ë-C3 […]

Kia EV4 launch delayed to 2025, EV3 planned for 2024

January 31, 2024

South Korean media report that Kia is delaying the launch of its future electric sedan, the EV4. Originally planned to be on the road before the end of 2024, the production version of the Kia EV4 Concept should be launched by early 2025. Kia didn’t mention any specific reason. The future Kia EV3, presented in […]

BYD Sea Lion 07 specs leak ahead of launch

January 17, 2024

BYD expands its Ocean line-up with the Sea Lion 07, a mid-size electric Coupé-SUV that should compete with the Tesla Model Y. Ahead of its official launch in the first half of 2024, China’s MIIT leaks the new model’s technical specifications. The Sea Lion 07 will have three powertrain variants, including two single-motor versions and […]

New ‘Brussels Auto Show’ opens, expecting 130.000 visitors

January 17, 2024

From January 17 to 21, Brussels will host the Brussels Auto Show (BAS) at the Heysel. This new formula from Dutch organizer 402 Automotive fills the gap left by the canceled Brussels Motor Show and focuses on car enthusiasts rather than the general public. On the halls’ 60 000 square meters, visitors will have chances […]

Spy shots reveal new Lancia Ypsilon’s design in full

January 16, 2024

The future Lancia Ypsilon has been photographed in all its glory and without camouflage during a promotional photoshoot in Italy. The new model will surely come with a fully electric variant and will be launched later this year. The first new Lancia for over a decade showcases a new brand design inspired by the recent […]

New Porsche Taycan beats, once again, Tesla on Nürburgring

January 03, 2024

Porsche is returning to the Nürburgring with its electric Taycan. In-house development racing driver Lars Kern has managed to beat the electric Porsche’s previous record by 25 seconds, recording a lap time of 7 minutes 07,55 seconds. Kern was at the wheel of a still unnamed, more powerful, and track-ready Porsche Taycan. Porsche refers to […]

Smartphone maker Xiaomi unveils first EV, the SU7

December 29, 2023

Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi has unveiled its very first car in China. The new SU7 is a mid-size electric sedan powered by two electric motors up to 673 hp. Not only does Xiaomi claim it can reach 100 kph in only 2,78 seconds, but it also has a range of 800 km (CLTC). Xiaomi is […]

DATS 24 opens two hydrogen stations, including first one in Wallonia

December 27, 2023

Last Friday, DATS 24, Colruyt Group’s fuel and energy provider, opened up two additional hydrogen filling stations in Belgium, one in Erpe-Mere and the other in Herve. The latter is also the first hydrogen station in Wallonia for passenger cars. In addition to the ones in Halle, Haasrode, Wilrijk, and Ollignies, DATS 24 now counts […]

Geely launches Galaxy E8 premium EV in China at under €25K

December 20, 2023

Giant Chinese automaker group Geely is launching its first Galaxy-branded EV in its home market. The E8 is a large electric sedan that claims to have the lowest drag coefficient of any production vehicle but also one of the lowest prices seen so far in the Chinese EV market at 180 000 yuan or under […]

BYD’s Song L to make things hot for Model Y in China

December 19, 2023

Giant carmaker group BYD has launched its new Song L electric crossover in China. It can be equipped with a 71,8 kWh or 87 kWh battery offering up to 662 km of range and 517 hp. The Song L packs BYD’s specific technologies, such as the Disus-C suspension and cell-to-body battery integration. With a design […]

Porsche reveals interior and specs of future electric Macan

December 12, 2023

German sportscar manufacturer Porsche has revealed the first image of the new Macan EV’s interior. The newcomer takes a page from the recently updated Cayenne and Panamera, with three screens and a dash-mounted gear selector. Porsche also takes the opportunity to delve further into the technical specifications. The new Macan EV sits on the PPE […]

BMW iX with ONE’s dual-chemistry battery proves 978 km range

December 06, 2023

US-based battery start-up Our Next Energy (ONE) announces that a BMW iX prototype with its proprietary Gemini dual-chemistry battery managed an impressive 608,1 miles (978,6 km) range. Despite the higher range, ONE’s battery pack occupies the same space as the iX original battery pack. Furthermore, the company’s innovative technology reduces lithium use by up to […]

VW’s Scout electric truck to be developed by Magna Steyr

November 29, 2023

Reports state that Volkswagen has turned to Austrian Magna Steyr. The company, famous for assembling the Mercedes G-Class, will help the German group develop its future Scout electric pickup truck and rugged SUV. Local newspaper, Kleine Zeitung, reports a 450-million-euro deal. Volkswagen announced the return of the Scout brand last year, along with the confirmation […]

Electric Rimac Nevera fastest car to drive in reverse

November 10, 2023

The Rimac Nevera never stops breaking barriers and world records. After beating 24 records, the electric supercar has become the fastest car to drive…in reverse. On a test track in Germany, it went at 275,74 km/hour backward, thus breaking the official Guinness World Record. Rimac isn’t like any other carmaker. Not only did it manage […]

DS Automobiles ‘humanizes’ Iris voice assistant with ChatGPT

November 07, 2023

French carmaker DS Automobiles has announced it would integrate the generative artificial intelligence model ChatGPT into its cars. The AI will enhance the brand’s DS Iris voice assistant, allowing a more conversational experience for the user. Currently, the integration of ChatGPT to DS Automobiles infotainment systems is still in its six-month pilot phase. During this […]

Renault presents 200 kW rare-earth-free electric motor

October 31, 2023

French carmaker Renault and equipment manufacturer Valeo have come together to create the next-generation electric motor. Nicknamed E7A, this wound motor doesn’t require any rare earth in its construction. Thirty percent more compact than the unit currently powering the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric, the all-in-one E7A motor can produce up to 200 kW and is […]

Harley Davidson launches electric LiveWire S2 Del Mar in Europe

October 24, 2023

After presenting it over a year ago, Harley Davidson finally revealed the full specs of its LiveWire S2 Del Mar electric motorcycle. Smaller and nimbler than the LiveWire One, this S2 is even faster than expected, with a 0-100 km/hour of only 3,0 seconds. It’s powered by a 63 kW (84 hp) electric motor fed […]

Nissan showcases EV minivan, off-roader, and SUV concepts

October 18, 2023

Nissan is presenting three EV concept cars ahead of the Japan Mobility Show 2023, which will take place next week. Each concept is represented by a symbolic character to which they have been tailored. The Hyper Tourer is an electric minivan with striking styling and solid-state batteries, the Hyper Adventure is an electric off-roader outfitter […]

Toyota presents Kayoibako people and goods mover concept

October 17, 2023

At the Japan Mobility Show 2023, Toyota will not only present two BEV concepts, but it will also showcase the Kayoibako. This new vehicle is a multi-purpose modular electric concept that can fit numerous roles. The budget-friendly 4-meter-long Kayoibako can double as a last-mile delivery van, shuttle van, or even camper, and the perfect city […]

BMW unveils new iX2 with a sloping roofline and up to 449 km of range

October 11, 2023

BMW has lifted the veil on its new smaller SUV-Coupé – or Sports Activity Coupé, as Munich refers to it. The new X2 changes from a smaller, stubbier version of the X1 to a literal coupé version of the new X1. Like its brother, it also comes as an all-electric version, under the name of […]

Tesla Berlin factory workers demand better working conditions

October 10, 2023

More than a thousand employees of Tesla’s Brandenburg factory, near Berlin, are asking for better working conditions. Labor union IG Metall says that many employees complain about short production cycles, excessive production targets, and staff shortages. It’s not the first time that Tesla’s German factory is in the news, and not only for appalling work […]

CALB unveils battery with 25-year lifecycle

October 10, 2023

Giant Chinese battery cell producer CALB has unveiled a new battery with an impressive estimated lifecycle at RE+ 2023, the energy solution exhibition in Las Vegas. Named 314Ah, referencing its capacity, the new cell can withstand 15 000 full charge cycles. According to CALB, it’s the equivalent of 25 years. Moreover, the Chinese battery expert […]

Electric Skoda Enyaq RS gets more power and more range

October 06, 2023

Skoda has updated its electric Enyaq iV, specifically the sporty RS version. The SUV now gets a boost in power from 299 to 340 hp, thanks to a revised and higher-output electric motor on the rear axle. The Czechs have also upgraded the energy management software, meaning that despite the power increase and the same […]

BMW unveils two plug-in hybrid versions of new 5 Series

September 27, 2023

After the all-electric i5 and the mild-hybrid versions unveiled at launch, the new BMW 5 Series Sedan range is now completed with two plug-in hybrid versions. The 530e combines a 4-cylinder with an 184-hp electric motor to produce 299 hp, while the 550e xDrive uses a 3,0-litre straight-six to bump the output to 489 hp. […]

Lingxi: new Chinese brand from Honda dedicated to youth

September 26, 2023

Dongfeng Honda, a joint venture between these Chinese and Japanese brands, has announced the creation of a whole new brand for the Chinese market. Lingxi has been unveiled at a special event showcasing the brand’s latest concept car, the Lingxi L. This study announces a range of new EVs, including a sedan, based on an […]

China approves ultra-high DC charging standard

September 26, 2023

Chinese authorities have published three critical aspects of the upcoming ultra-high DC charging standard. The ChaoJi-1 connector clarifies that China will continue to use a proprietary national standard in the future. This new charging unit supports up to 1,2 MW and is compatible with CHAdeMO3.1. Not only does it support higher power, but it’s also […]

New ‘fastback’ Peugeot e-3008 goes for 700 km electric drive

September 13, 2023

After a few teasers, Peugeot has finally unveiled its new all-electric e-3008. The popular SUV now resembles a high-riding fastback with a swooping roof line. In addition to its new look, the e-3008 is the first vehicle to sit on Stellantis’ STLA Medium platform, offering from 210 to 320 hp of power and an impressive […]

Smart could produce smaller #2 and #4 models

September 12, 2023

Smart is in a complete transformation phase. After recently launching its first SUV, the #1, the brand known for its city cars, has presented the #3, an even larger SUV-Coupé. However, Smart is rumored to return to the small, two-seater city car. It could be named #2 and should be presented as soon as 2025. […]

Wallonia finally approves 2025 car tax reform (update)

September 06, 2023

On Wednesday, Wallonia’s road tax reform was voted in the plenary session of the Walloon parliament. Pushed by Mobility Minister Philippe Henry (Ecolo), the reform has been modified. It aims at taxing cars at registration not only based on their engine size and CO2 emissions but also their weight, which also affects electric vehicles. Taxes […]

Interparking tests robots to recover burning EVs

August 30, 2023

Carpark specialist Interparking is testing two robots to move vehicles in and out of their underground facilities. These robots are better at dealing with precious cargo without damaging it and are safer for the staff operating them in case of fires. Interparking is looking into moving robots in case of uncontrollable electric car fires in […]

Renault’s Plug Inn app opens up sharing of private charging points

August 23, 2023

Renault developed the Plug Inn app to bring electric car users from any brand together in the hope of a better and easier charging solution. The app allows users to open up their smart private charge point at home to other users and monetize it. This community-based app is available in France. In Belgium, there’s […]

New Ji Yue brand launches first electric SUV

August 17, 2023

On Monday, the major Chinese automotive group, Geely, officially announced the birth of another ‘daughter’, its new Ji Yue brand. Created in common with Baidu, China’s dominant internet search engine company, it’ll launch its first model by the end of this year. However, the Ji Yue 01, the new flagship model, isn’t new. We know […]

Land Rover to add smaller and electric Defender to line-up

August 10, 2023

A new smaller and electric variant of the rugged Defender is reportedly being prepared behind closed doors at Land Rover. At a recent JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) investor conference, CEO Adrian Mardell confirmed that a new Defender model will come from the all-new EMA fully-electric platform. The British car company recently announced a transformation plan […]

BYD’s premium brand Denza launches two SUVs in China

August 08, 2023

Denza, BYD’s premium branch and joint venture with Mercedes-Benz, is launching two new SUVs back-to-back for the Chinese market. The first is an electric SUV called N7, which should fight against the Tesla Model Y thanks to a 91,4-kWh battery and up to 700 km of range (Chinese CLTC standard). The second is the N8, […]

KG Mobility unveils electric Torres EVX

August 02, 2023

The Korean brand, formally known as Ssangyong, KG Mobility, has lifted the veil on its latest electric SUV, the Torres EVX. This new version comes with specific design details, an interior, and a powertrain. Following the Korando e-Motion, this new Torres EVX sits higher in the range, with ample interior space, V2L function, and up […]

Chinese government leaks pictures of Cadillac Optiq

July 19, 2023

It has become somewhat common these days for the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MITT) to leak pictures of future vehicles. The latest is the future Cadillac Optiq, a new entry-level electric SUV that will take place under the Lyriq and be built in China. Expected to go on sale in 2024, it’ll […]

New Hyundai Santa Fe transforms into large boxy SUV

July 18, 2023

Hyundai has unveiled the first pictures of its new Santa Fe. The future mid-size SUV looks wildly different from its predecessor, with a boxy design accompanied by a modern light signature and large wheels. In contrast, the interior opts for technology, with a large curved display and, according to Hyundai, more refinement. The current generation […]

Fiat launches electric 600e SUV along the Topolino

July 05, 2023

Italian carmaker Fiat is back in the B-segment with a new electric SUV. Sister of the 500e, the new 600e is based on the same Stellantis CMP electric platform as the Jeep Avenger. The Italian boasts similar performances with a WLTP range of 409 km thanks to a 54-kWh battery. The Fiat is also cheaper, […]