Solar bike race over 10 000 km to traverse Europe

June 14, 2021

Some forty cyclists are planning to traverse Europe by solar bikes over a distance of 10 000 km. One-quarter of them are Belgians. The deparThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Nissan busts range anxiety myth in new EV-drivers’ survey

June 11, 2021

Is range anxiety a myth? It seems so, according to a new survey conducted by Nissan. EV-drivers tend to drive even more kilometers a year thThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

ACEA maps out e-truck stop and charging locations needed in EU

June 09, 2021

European car and truck manufacturers federation ACEA has commissioned a study with the German Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and InnovatioThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Leuven company launches parking tool for truck drivers

June 08, 2021

The Leuven-based company OTRA Solutions is launching a digital platform for drivers, companies, and parking operators in the transport sectoThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Daimler invests in China and cuts in EU

June 08, 2021

Daimler will continue to invest in its largest market, China. Meanwhile, in Belgium, Spain, and the UK, it tries to eliminate the dealers itThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Chips shortage forces Nissan to postpone Ariya launch

June 07, 2021

Early May 2021, Nissan announced that it opened its order books in the Japanese home market for the all-electric powered SUV. However, todayThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Brussels-Luxembourg rail connection in two hours by 2028

June 04, 2021

Before the European Transport Ministers’ reunion in Kirchberg, Belgian Mobility Minister Georges Gilkinet (Ecolo) and his Luxembourg counterThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

EU court: Germany did too little against dirty air in cities

June 04, 2021

The European Court of Justice has ruled that Germany has “systematically and persistently” exceeded the air pollution limit for nitrogen dioThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgium and Europe: doubling rail freight volume by 2050

May 28, 2021

Gathered at the Athus Container Terminal (TCA), European Commissioner in charge of Transports, Adina Vãlean, and Belgian Mobility Minister,This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

EU Green Deal can have unwanted social impact

May 26, 2021

The EU members are hesitating to go all the way with Frans Timmermans’ new climate plan, the EU Green Deal. The exact repartition of the cliThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Night train is back: nostalgia or a new mobility concept?

May 26, 2021

After some delay due to the pandemic, the Nightjet finally arrived in Brussels and Amsterdam this week, rolling in from Vienna overnight. ThThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Stellantis terminates contracts with all European dealerships

May 20, 2021

On Wednesday, automotive group Stellantis has informed all its European dealerships, distribution services, and sales agents that their contThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Electrified vehicles at 12% market share in France

May 18, 2021

In April 2021, electrified vehicles represented 12% of the new car market in France. It’s the sixth month in a row that this figure lies higThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

EU aims at zero pollution in air, water, and soil by 2050

May 14, 2021

The European Commission has prepared an ambitious action plan aiming at zero pollution in the air, water, and soil by 2050. It is part of thThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BNEF: ‘EVs cheaper than ICE cars in Europe by 2025-2027’

May 11, 2021

Falling battery prices and the development of optimized EV platforms will make full-electric sedans and SUVs from the C and D segments as chThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Genesis comes to Europe in the summer of 2021 (update)

May 06, 2021

Since 2015, Genesis has been a separate brand within the Hyundai Group, of which Kia is also a part. On Wednesday, the brand announced that This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Tesla gigafactory in Berlin delayed by six months

May 04, 2021

According to the specialist German magazine ‘AutomobilWoche’, sources close to the company management have confirmed that the Tesla factory This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

ACEA: ‘Belgium has highest taxes per vehicle in EU’

April 29, 2021

According to ACEA’s Tax Guide 2021, a 350+ pages report just published, motor vehicles account for €398,4 billion in tax revenues in EuropThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

27 companies call on EU to phase out ICE cars by 2035

April 27, 2021

In an open call to the lawmakers of the European Union, 27 companies ask to phase out sales of new cars with an internal combustion engine (This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BEV pushes ahead to 5,7% share, diesel sinks to 23,2% in EU27

April 23, 2021

The ACEA figures of new passenger car registrations in the European Union show that the battery-electric car (BEV) is pushing ahead in Q1 ofThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

EU settles on 55% CO2 reduction in binding climate agreement

April 22, 2021

On Tuesday night, the European Parliament and the 27 member states reached at last an agreement on a binding CO2 reduction of 55% by 2030, cThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

EU: ‘17% fewer deaths on European roads in 2020’

April 21, 2021

Last year, about 18 800 people lost their lives on European roads: 4 000 or 17% less than in 2019. Belgium (-22%) is one of the ten member sThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Is the European car market starting to recover?

April 16, 2021

While in the first two months of this year, the European market was still suffering, March appeared to be much more inspiring, lifting the tThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Will EU soon dump backing for PHEVs?

April 16, 2021

According to documents looked into by press agency Reuters, upcoming EU plans want to cease support for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV). NowaThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Six EU members stop financing fossils for export

April 15, 2021

Six EU member states have launched a coalition with the UK called ‘Export Finance for Future’ (E3F) that wants to stop public financing of eThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

ECA: ‘EU must increase charging infrastructure’

April 14, 2021

In a recent report, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) notes that the European Union is still far from its target of 1 million charging poThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Worldline launches uniform payment for EV-charging stations

April 13, 2021

As the number of electric vehicles increases and the charging infrastructure network grows rapidly, Worldline is finally launching a uniformThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Motorcyclists protest against impending periodic inspection

April 12, 2021

Last weekend hundreds of motorcyclists protested in Brussels against introducing a compulsory periodic motorbike inspection similar to the oThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

TME to supply fuel cells for bi-modal hydrogen train

April 09, 2021

A consortium with partners from Belgium, Germany, Spain, and Portugal is testing a bi-modal train prototype, which uses its pantograph on reThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BNEV: ‘green hydrogen cheaper than natural gas by 2050’

April 08, 2021

Clean, ‘green hydrogen’ made with renewable energy will become cheaper sooner than expected, with costs dropping by 85% to become even cheapThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian entrepreneurs plan night train from Brussels to Berlin

April 07, 2021

Two Flemish entrepreneurs – Louis De Jaeger and Louis Lammertyn – are planning a new night train connection between Brussels and Berlin.This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Inspection of classic cars to become more uniform

April 02, 2021

From 1 April 2021, there will be new instructions for the periodic inspection of old-timers. The main intention is to standardize the three This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Which Europeans are most interested in EVs?

March 24, 2021

Practically everybody agrees that the car market is reaching a turning point and that the energy transition is near. But which European citiThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Segway launches affordable e-scooters and e-moped

March 18, 2021

Segway, the producer of electric mobility solutions, launches three e-scooters and a moped. According to the company, they are affordable yeThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

EU updates tire labels

March 16, 2021

Europe has updated its tire labels for a clearer alternative to help clients opt for safer and more effective tires. The new tag uses five cThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Diesel omnipresent in EU truck sales despite 25,5% decline

March 12, 2021

While in the passenger car market alternative drivetrains like BEVs and PHEVs, in particular, are gaining momentum, in the EU truck market, This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Nine members ask EU to fix date for banning ICE cars

March 11, 2021

Together with the Netherlands and Denmark, Belgium has issued a demand to the EU authorities to fix a date on which cars with an internal coThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Mitsubishi changes strategy for Europe, thanks to Alliance

March 11, 2021

Instead of completely withdrawing from the European market, Mitsubishi finds its Alliance-partner Renault, a savior for its European businesThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Flanders: EV charging points mandatory in building sector

March 11, 2021

As of today, March 11, a minimal number of EV charging points or preparatory works will be mandatory in the building sector for new developmThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgium goes to EU Court against cabotage rules

March 08, 2021

On Friday, the Flemish Minister of Mobility, Lydia Peeters (Open Vld), announced that Belgium, following Malta’s example, is going to the EuThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BEV loses lead in Norwegian February sales

March 03, 2021

The Norwegian car market, closely looked at because of its overwhelming electric car share, is still growing against the general trends, butThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

New sleeper trains under way from Belgium and Netherlands

February 26, 2021

Two Dutch rail enthusiasts want to launch a new night train connection with departure from Belgium and the Netherlands. The sleeper train seThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Volkswagen ramps up production of EVs in Zwickau

February 26, 2021

Volkswagen’s factory for electric vehicles in Zwickau is undergoing significant changes. As from mid-April, a third shift will be introducedThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Ghent-Terneuzen railway line to get 8 500 trucks off the road

February 26, 2021

Belgium and the Netherlands finally signed a declaration of intent to realize the Ghent-Terneuzen railway line. The project, which will costThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian car fleet: now less than 50% diesel

February 22, 2021

In 2020, the Belgian car fleet contained 2 815 755 diesel cars (-6,3%) compared with 2 843 903 gasoline cars (+5%) the year before. This is This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

New Nissan Qashqai with innovative hybrid technology

February 18, 2021

Nissan today presents its third-generation Qashqai. This model is important: it consolidates the manufacturer’s commitment to stay on the EuThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Ford Europe fully electric by 2030

February 17, 2021

Ford says today that by mid-2026, 100% of its passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, which means all-electric or This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Battery industry finally to take off in Europe?

February 17, 2021

In the global ‘battery war’ that is going on, Europe has been a minor player until now. Almost all batteries (and especially the battery celThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BENEFIC: €1,6 million to hand out for EV charger projects

February 11, 2021

Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region have €1,6 million European money to hand out for public or private projects to install chargers fThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

‘One million EV public chargers must be EU target for 2024’

February 11, 2021

Carmakers, environmentalists, and consumer groups call on the EU to set ambitious targets per country to deploy electric vehicle charging poThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.