Belgians drove 4 000 km less in 2020

February 26, 2021

Belgians drove on average 4 264 km less by car in the past year or a decrease of almost 25%. This is according to figures from Car Pass, theThis content has been archived.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 As from mid-April, a third shift will be introducedThis content has been archived.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 The project, which will costThis content has been archived.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.

D’Ieteren Immo: quarantine boxes for faulty EVs and hybrids

February 25, 2021

The real estate division of the D’Ieteren Group in Belgium, D’Ieteren Immo, has developed a quarantine box for faulty electric and hybrid caThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian large-scale study on particles’ health risks

February 25, 2021

High concentrations of particles in the air increase the risk for cardiovascular diseases or stroke. That is the clear conclusion of a largeThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Volvo Cars and Geely Auto: closer cooperation, no fusion

February 25, 2021

The Swedish car manufacturer Volvo and Chinese partner Geely Auto, both owned by Geely Holding, are not going ahead with the announced fusioThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Biden to secure chips and EV battery supply chain

February 25, 2021

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order for a 100-day review of the most critical supply chains the US is too dependent on today. This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Fisker pairs with Foxconn for new EV in 2023

February 25, 2021

The American car manufacturer Fisker has signed a memorandum of understanding with Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn on building a new ‘reThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Toyota to develop a ‘fully connected city’ in Japan

February 24, 2021

Japanese car manufacturer Toyota has started a program to develop the first ‘fully connected city’ in Japan. It will be a big laboratory forThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

French H2-powered Hopium Māchina prototype due for June

February 24, 2021

The Hopium Māchina, the dream car four-door sedan on hydrogen envisioned by French racing driver Oliver Lombard, is scheduled to be presentThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

New Mercedes C PHEV offers 100 km range and fast charging

February 24, 2021

On Tuesday, Mercedes officially unveiled its important new C-Class model, sedan as well as break. The plug-in hybrid version (PHEV) will comThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Lucid Motors’ IPO expected to provide $4,4 billion in cash

February 24, 2021

American electric car start-up Lucid Motors, the brainchild of former Tesla chief engineer Peter Rawlingson, announces a merger with investmThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Faurecia survives 2020 and prepares for hydrogen future

February 23, 2021

After recording a 35,4% sales drop during the first quarter of 2020, French automotive equipment manufacturer Faurecia got back in shape durThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Renault, at the edge of the abyss, takes heart again

February 23, 2021

2020 has been an ‘annus horribilis’ for Renault. It lost € 8 billion last year and the yearly turnover shrunk by 21,7% to € 43,5 billionThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Hyundai unveils ‘ID.3 killer’ Ioniq 5

February 23, 2021

Electric cars are no novelty to Hyundai, but the Ioniq 5, unveiled as a world premiere today, marks a bold step for the Korean car manufactuThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Cherokee Chief asks Jeep no longer to use tribe’s name

February 23, 2021

Chuck Hoskin, Jr., principal chief of the Native American Cherokee Nation, has asked Jeep no longer to use the tribe’s historical name for iThis 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.

Engie and Ineos to inject hydrogen in natural gas turbines

February 19, 2021

Energy provider Engie and chemical company Ineos Phenol are experimenting with a hydrogen project in Antwerp’s port. Hydrogen is injected inThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Daimler confident about 2021

February 19, 2021

on Thursday, Daimler AG reported its results for the fiscal year 2020. The company has been suffering from the pandemic, but the final figurThis 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.

Engie to build Belgium’s highest wind turbine in Ghent

February 18, 2021

Energy provider, Engie, and recycling company, Renewi, have obtained permission to build the highest wind turbine in Belgian territory. The This 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.

No sign of car sales recovery in most EU countries

February 17, 2021

With 24% fewer cars sold than in the same month last year, January 2021 is the worst first month of the year on record to date. According toThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Semi-autonomous ship sails between Antwerp and Zeebrugge

February 17, 2021

On Monday, Seafar, a specialized company in remotely controlled navigation, launched the first shipping trip between the ports of Antwerp anThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

VW’s ID. plans: after 4 comes 5

February 17, 2021

It was a public secret that there would come a coupe derivative of the Volkswagen ID.4 crossover. Now, CEO Ralf Brandstätter himself has coThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Solvay to partner in British electric air-taxi project

February 17, 2021

Belgian materials and chemical multinational Solvay will deliver lightweight aerospace materials and technology for British Vertical AerospaThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Opel Mokka-e is drawing attention. We drove it

February 16, 2021

In 2012, Opel launched its small SUV, Mokka. In eight years, it sold more than a million of them. The new Mokka lost its X (no 4WD anymore) This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Biden administration goes, carefully, for green

February 16, 2021

Europe has its Green Deal, and the US now wants to have its GREEN Act. The latter is not as comprehensive as the Deal is for Europe, but it This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Newlywed Port Antwerp-Bruges EU’s largest auto-transfer hub

February 15, 2021

After years of a love-hate relationship, the marriage of convenience between Antwerp and Zeebrugge’s harbors will create Europe’s largest auThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Nissan to build all future small vans in France

February 15, 2021

All small Nissan vans for Europe will be built in the Renault factory in Maubeuge, France. That was announced last week by the Alliance. NisThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

‘Chip shortage to cost car industry $61 billion’ (update)

February 15, 2021

Due to the fallback of chip production for the automotive sector and a peak in demand for computers during lockdown periods, most major carmThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Shell wants to become fully climate neutral by 2050

February 12, 2021

The Anglo-Dutch hydrocarbon giant Shell wants to become carbon neutral by 2050. To achieve this change, it will invest 5 to 6 billion dollarThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

VW teams with Microsoft on software for self-driving car

February 12, 2021

Volkswagen has announced that it is expanding its collaboration with technology company Microsoft. The deal allows the German car manufacturThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Febiac, Renta, and Traxio create Mobia platform

February 12, 2021

Car manufacturer federation Febiac, the federation of car rental companies Renta, and the car sector federation Traxio join forces to createThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Japanese car manufacturers slightly more optimistic

February 11, 2021

Toyota,  Honda, and Nissan have positively revised their prospects for the current fiscal year and the years to come. And this despite the This 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.

Dutch MultiTankcard app also compares charging prices

February 10, 2021

The Dutch charge point locator MultiTankcard and MoveMove not only offer insight into the location of the charge points through their app, bThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Where no car has gone before: Hyundai Tiger X1

February 10, 2021

It’s outlandish. It can boldly go where no car has ever gone before. It’s a redefinition of mobility. Meet the Tiger X1, Hyundai’s concept vThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Total renames itself TotalEnergies after historic loss

February 10, 2021

After a historic loss in the oil business, the French giant Total decided to rename the company into ‘TotalEnergies’. The new name should reThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Renault also thinks about electric R4

February 09, 2021

French car manufacturer Renault recently presented its plan for the coming years named ‘Renaulution’. Renault showed pictures of a new versiThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Tesla to accept bitcoin as means of payment

February 09, 2021

Tesla CEO Elon Musk once again hit the headlines by having Tesla invest over $1,5 billion in bitcoins. The American carmaker also indicates This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Veolia: take-over bid of €7,9 billion on Suez (update)

February 09, 2021

In the French ‘water and waste treatment battle,’ that’s ongoing for months, Veolia has loaded the big guns and issued on Sunday a take-overThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

StasHH: EU consortium to standardize fuel cells

February 08, 2021

A consortium of 25 European companies and organizations, called StasHH, has joined forces to define fuel cell module standards for heavy-dutThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BMW is realigning its EV offensive

February 08, 2021

According to several sources, BMW is adjusting its product plans for electric cars to come. According to German media, some electric limousiThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Volvo: best-ever second half in 2020 and optimism for 2021

February 05, 2021

Swedish car manufacturer, Volvo Cars, reported its best-ever second half in 2020, with 151 billion crowns revenues (+4,9%) from nearly 400 0This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Ford doubles investment in EVs and autonomous drive

February 05, 2021

Ford wants to surpass General Motors as the bigger investor in electric cars and autonomous drive. Dearborn’s carmaker has announced that itThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

‘2020 saw sharpest decline by far in aviation history’

February 04, 2021

Global passenger traffic carried by airlines collapsed by 66% in 2020 compared to 2019. This is what the International Air Transport AssociaThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

E-car market share boosted up to 10,5% in EU

February 04, 2021

The whole 2020 year figures prove the ECV or electric chargeable car’s advance (BEV and PHEV) is undoubted, rising to a market share of 10,5This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Chombar leaves CEO seat to Marc Biron at Melexis

February 04, 2021

After eighteen years, Françoise Chombar, the Belgian technology company Melexis’s actual CEO, will become Chairwoman of the Board from 1 AuThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Electrified cars reach more than 80% of sales in Norway

February 03, 2021

Norway is considered a Walhalla for EV sales. The latest registration numbers for the first month of 2021 confirm the turnaround in the highThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

ACEA: ‘car sales expected to recover by 10% in 2021’

February 03, 2021

European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) forecasts that 2021 will mark “a first step on the path to recovery,” with car salesThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Ford goes for Google’s Android OS from 2023

February 02, 2021

American carmaker Ford has been seduced by Google’s operating system Android to be integrated into all Ford and Lincoln cars from 2023. ThatThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Car sales continue to fall in 2021

February 02, 2021

Car sales continued to decline on the Belgian market in January. Last January, 27,2% fewer passenger cars were sold than in the same month aThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.