EU agrees on heavier 4.25 ton e-vans with regular B license

March 01, 2024

The European Parliament has agreed on a new set of regulations concerning driver’s licenses. One of the plans is to increase the weight limiThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Chinese price war: BYD lowers Han sedan price by 14% (update)

February 29, 2024

China’s top EV maker, BYD, keeps on pushing further in the price war it started two weeks ago, now targeting the mid-to-high-end EV market, This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Cadillac Lyriq EV starts selling in Europe (update)

February 27, 2024

After Swiss and Swedish customers had already the opportunity to order a Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV online in October, GM’s luxury brand wiThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

France generalizes digital driving license on smartphone

February 15, 2024

After successful testing in three departments – Rhône, les Hauts-de-Seine, and l’Eure-et-Loir – France is generalizing the numeric or dThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

First Ford F-150 Lightning lands in Europe

February 13, 2024

Ford has handed over the first F-150 Lightning outside of the US. The electric version of the best-selling pickup truck has arrived in NorwaThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Budget for social leasing in France already exhausted

February 13, 2024

In France, the social leasing plan, a state measure to give less fortunate people access to an EV for 100 euros a month, has already run outThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Nikola and Daimler Truck inaugurate new hydrogen stations

February 08, 2024

Nikola and Daimler Truck have inaugurated new hydrogen refueling stations in the US and Europe. While Nikola can start to move past its mobiThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

EU Commission pleads for 90% emission reduction by 2040

February 07, 2024

According to the plans presented on Tuesday, the European Commission wants to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union by 90% by 2This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

DAF achieving record production settles with Deutsche Bahn

February 05, 2024

Dutch truck manufacturer DAF has closed 2023 with a record production of 69,800 trucks at its Eindhoven and Leyland factories. It has also sThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Volvo Trucks launches first electric-only FM city truck

February 02, 2024

Volvo Trucks has introduced its first electric truck not directly based on a combustion model: the FM Low Entry. Designed for city use, it fThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian train tickets almost 15% more expensive in one year

February 01, 2024

From 1 February, Belgian public railway company NMBS/SNCB is raising most fares by 5,9%. These include the prices of standard tickets, seasoThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

New EU truck, van, and bus sales picked up again in 2023

January 30, 2024

New EU van, truck, and bus sales rose again in 2023, with double-digit growth figures in all segments. New van sales surged by +14.6% to neaThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Upgraded BYD Tang gets bigger battery and more range

January 29, 2024

Over a year after its European launch, BYD’s Tang EV is set for an upgrade, including a larger battery and improved features. The Chinese caThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Daimler Truck to deliver 1.000 eActros trucks to Swiss Holcim

January 26, 2024

Holcim, the Swiss-based construction materials and cement company, has placed a record order for 1 000 battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eActroThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

TotalEnergies buys majority stake in Danish wind projects

January 24, 2024

The French oil and gas group TotalEnergies has signed a deal with Danish sustainable energy company European Energy for a majority stake in This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

EU Commission blocks deal between Lufthansa and ITA

January 24, 2024

The European Commission has blocked plans by German airline group Lufthansa to take a minority stake in Italian airline ITA Airways. EU antiThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Lucid appoints new boss for European operations

January 22, 2024

Lucid has found a replacement for Michael van der Sande as Managing Director for its European operations. Coming from Polestar, the German AThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BYD considers bringing its hybrid off-road SUVs to Europe

January 22, 2024

Chinese auto manufacturing group BYD is reportedly considering expanding its European range with hybrid off-road models from its sub-brands This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Northvolt gets nearly €5 billion in loans for expansion

January 17, 2024

Swedish battery maker Northvolt will get 4,6 billion euros to expand its large battery factory in Sweden and the Revolt Ett recycling plant This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Giga Storage to set up EU’s largest battery park in Belgium

January 15, 2024

The Dutch energy storage company Giga Storage plans to develop Europe’s largest battery park in Dilsen-Stokkem (Belgium). The 60 MW energy sThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Harald Seidel (DAF) ACEA’s new commercial vehicles chairman

January 12, 2024

Harald Seidel, President of DAF Trucks, takes over from Martin Lundstedt (Volvo Group) as the new chairman of the Commercial Vehicle Board oThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

New cars €10 more expensive due to environmental contribution

December 22, 2023

From January 1st, car buyers in Belgium will pay an additional 10 euros environmental contribution when buying a new car or van. This contriThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

EU agrees on new ‘weakened’ Euro 7 emission standards

December 19, 2023

Negotiators from the EU Parliament and the EU member states agreed on the new emission limits for cars, buses, and other (heavy) vehicles, cThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Denmark also introduces environmental aviation tax

December 18, 2023

Denmark will impose a tax on air travel starting in 2025. By 2030, the flight tax should be at cruising speed and will amount to an average This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

French EVs beat Chinese with new eco-bonus and social lease

December 15, 2023

The French government has unveiled its new plans for subsidizing the electric transition. Next to the details of the social lease at €100 This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

ACEA: ‘EU lacks robust industrial strategy’

December 14, 2023

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) warns the European authorities of a Chinese dominance of the EV supply chain andThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

First Nightjet train from Berlin arrives in Brussels

December 12, 2023

After a break of almost a decade, the long-awaited night train connection between Brussels and Berlin is finally operational again. The firsThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Milence opens first charging hub for heavy e-trucks in Venlo

December 11, 2023

Milence, the joint venture between Daimler Truck (Mercedes-Benz Trucks), the Traton Group (MAN, Scania), and Volvo Group (Volvo Trucks, RenaThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Electric Fiat Panda to be called Pandina, produced in Serbia

December 07, 2023

Fiat’s low-cost electric model has been named: not Panda but Pandina. This cousin to the Citroën ë-C3 is set to be produced in Kragujevac,This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Fluxys makes CO2 transport and storage deal with Germany

December 07, 2023

The Belgian gas system operator Fluxys has decided to partner with two German companies to develop cross-border  CO2 pipelines to transportThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Norway sets 2030 target for 100% zero-emission trucks

December 05, 2023

The initial goal for Norway was to achieve a 50 percent market share for zero-emission trucks by 2030. Still, the Norwegian parliament (StorThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Honda withdraws pioneering e from EU market

November 30, 2023

Orders for the Honda e have stalled in Europe. Due to slow sales and a strong customer preference for all-electric SUVs, the Japanese carmakThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Mercedes opens first European Charging Hub in Mannheim

November 28, 2023

Mercedes-Benz opened its first European Charging Hub in Mannheim, Germany, after opening one in the US and two in China earlier this year. TThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

COTY jury has revealed its seven nominees for 2024

November 27, 2023

A while ago, the European Car of the Year (COTY) jury revealed the 28 models that comprised the long list of candidates for the European CarThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Ora and Wey rebranded as Great Wall Motor in Europe

November 24, 2023

Don’t stick to Ora and Wey only as from 2024, but say ‘Great Wall Motors’. The Chinese group is rebranding its model line-up. The previousThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Electric overtakes diesel car sales in EU for first time

November 21, 2023

With a 14% share in new car sales from January to October 2023, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have overtaken diesel cars’ cumulative sharThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Lancia to return on six European markets

November 13, 2023

Stellantis’s daughter Lancia confirms its return to Belgium and Luxembourg on the occasion of the presentation of Lancia Pu+Ra HPE at the ReThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

MP vote on Euro 7 makes everybody unhappy

November 10, 2023

The members of the European Parliament have voted on the proposed Euro 7 emission standards as foreseen. The original proposal had been wateThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

COP28: EU to defend eliminating fossil fuels well before 2050

October 17, 2023

The European Union will defend eliminating fossil fuels well before 2050 at the November COP28 climate summit in Dubai. This is rated in theThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.