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 Renault showed pictures of a new versiThis content has been archived.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 The American carmaker also indicates This content has been archived.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battle,’ that’s ongoing for months, Veolia has loaded the big guns and issued on Sunday a take-overThis content has been archived.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and organizations, called StasHH, has joined forces to define fuel cell module standards for heavy-dutThis content has been archived.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 According to German media, some electric limousiThis content has been archived.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reported its best-ever second half in 2020, with 151 billion crowns revenues (+4,9%) from nearly 400 0This content has been archived.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 Dearborn’s carmaker has announced that itThis content has been archived.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 This is what the International Air Transport AssociaThis content has been archived.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.

Ex-CEO Bombardier Transport number two at Alstom

February 02, 2021

Canadian Danny Di Perna, the former CEO of Bombardier Transport, is now number two at Alstom, as Executive Vice President & Chief OperatThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

SK Innovation: third (giga)battery factory in Hungary

February 01, 2021

South Korean battery maker SK Innovation is going to build a third battery cell factory in Hungary. The factory will be situated centrally iThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BMW wants to speed up i4 production

February 01, 2021

According to some media in Germany, BMW is speeding up the production start of the all-electric i4 from the year’s end to August or SeptemThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Daimler ends 2020 with €6,6 billion profit

January 29, 2021

Despite the pandemic, a strong fourth quarter helped German automotive group Daimler pull through 2020 and manage 6,6 billion euros of profiThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Volkswagen’s MEB to power luxury electric catamarans

January 29, 2021

Start dreaming: a 15-meter Cupra-designed luxury yacht entirely powered by solar energy, driven by Volkswagen’s electric MEB-platform that cThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

GM CEO Mary Barra: ‘We want to be carbon neutral by 2040’

January 29, 2021

America’s biggest car manufacturer, General Motors, is the first to react to the new (green) wind blowing from the White House. GM plans to This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Brussels Airlines: summer decisive for extra support

January 28, 2021

If Brussels Airlines cannot operate at a reasonable level by the summer months, it will need additional support. Koen Van Loo, managing direThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Renault: Twingo will die, Mobilize is the future

January 28, 2021

French car manufacturer Renault has announced that the current (third) generation of Twingo will be the last. Small cars with combustion engThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Tesla ends pandemic year 2020 with $721 million profit

January 28, 2021

Despite a dramatic pandemic year that paralyzed the world for months, Tesla has ended 2020 with a net income of €721 million on $31,5 billThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

ZF supplies new brake system to VW for its EVs

January 27, 2021

Volkswagen has asked ZF to deliver a new braking system for all EV models based on the electric MEB platform. Until now, the ID.3 and ID.4 eThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Stellantis and Engie create joint venture for electric mobility

January 27, 2021

Through its FCA Italy subsidiary, Stellantis has signed a full set of agreements to create a joint venture with Engie EPS, the industrial plThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian rail’s order gives Bombardier Bruges respite

January 27, 2021

The Belgian train manufacturer Bombardier from Bruges has just received an order to build 204 additional M7 double deck carriages for the BeThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Dieselgate: already 5 years, but the end is not in sight

January 26, 2021

In the never-ending story of Dieselgate, there are some new developments (again). A judge in the Spanish capital Madrid has ordered that VolThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Assuralia creates database to tackle car insurance fraud

January 26, 2021

The Belgian Professional Association of Insurance Companies, Assuralia, will launch a newly developed database in February to combat automotThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Vietnamese manufacturer VinFast previews three EVs

January 26, 2021

The new Vietnamese car manufacturer VinFast has shown its first three electric models. The VF31, VF32, and VF33 are all SUVs, respectively, This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Biden: revisiting car CO2 standards to start EV era

January 25, 2021

It looks like America’s 46th President, Joe Biden, started from day one to work on a new ‘electric’ era for the auto industry. During his caThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Audi announces exit plan for internal combustion engines

January 25, 2021

Audi is planning an end date for the combustion engines of its A4 and A6 models. The same will apparently occur for the A8. Even in plug-in This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

ACEA: 100-fold increase of e-trucks needed to meet EU targets

January 22, 2021

European truck makers estimate that around 200 000 zero-emission trucks will have to be in operation by 2030 to meet the CO2 targets for heaThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Bosch to cut 400 of 863 jobs at wiper factory Tienen

January 22, 2021

Automotive supplier Robert Bosch will cut 400 of 863 jobs at its windshield wiper production facility in Tienen (Belgium). According to the This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Volkswagen will have to pay EU fine on CO2 targets

January 22, 2021

In contrast with other manufacturers, the VW Group will have to pay a fine of approximately €140 million for exceeding the average CO2 emiThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Lotus and Alpine opt for electric future together

January 21, 2021

During the presentation of its new strategic plan, Groupe Renault announced that Alpine would go fully electric and develop an EV sportscar This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Mercedes launches the EQA, its compact EV

January 21, 2021

On the 4th of February, the new compact EV of Mercedes-Benz, the EQA, will go on sale all over Europe. EQA is a derivative of the recently rThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

De Lijn to redo its e-bus tender homework (update)

January 21, 2021

This week Flemish Mobility Minister Lydia Peeters (Open Vld) urged public bus company De Lijn to redo its homework for the tender for 200 (oThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Porsche expands Taycan range with base model

January 20, 2021

Porsche is launching an additional version of its first all-electric travel sedan, the Taycan. It is a two-wheel-drive base version that offThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BMW Group Belux organizes its own motor show in home turf

January 20, 2021

With the slogan ‘BMW Group goes Phygital’, the Belgian BMW importer organizes a flexible digital and physical commercial offensive. In compeThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

ACEA: ‘2020 saw biggest drop in car demand ever’

January 19, 2021

With a drop of -23,7%, passenger car registrations in the EU27 saw the biggest drop in car demand ever. 3 086 439 fewer new cars were sold, This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Share4Mobility: Renault dealers go for car-sharing

January 19, 2021

Ten Belgian Renault dealer groups have joined forces to promote car-sharing. Under the name Share4Mobility, they want to ensure national covThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

SAIC and Alibaba set up new IM e-car brand

January 18, 2021

SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation), the biggest car manufacturer in China, and Alibaba, the ‘Chinese Amazon’ are launching a neThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

SNCF sounds alarm bell: ‘Eurostar in bad financial health’

January 18, 2021

Eurostar, the company that organizes the fast train connection between France and Great Britain, is on the verge of bankruptcy. Now that theThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BMW ends its $2 000 monthly US subscription program

January 15, 2021

BMW is canceling its monthly subscription program ‘BMW Access’ by the end of January in the USA. Officially because the Nashville, TennesseeThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Motorbike sales in Belgium at highest level in ten years

January 15, 2021

Last year, 25 807 new motorbikes were sold in Belgium. That is 3,5% more than a year earlier. This is shown by figures provided by Febiac, tThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

D’Ieteren: new name, logo, and organizational structure

January 15, 2021

Belgian historical automotive importer D’Ieteren Auto changes its name to become ‘D’Ieteren’. Although maybe not clear to non-insiders at fiThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Groupe Renault announces strategic plan ‘Renaulution’

January 14, 2021

On Thursday, Renault Group CEO Luca de Meo announced a new strategic plan, called Renaulution. The aim is to shift the group’s strategy fromThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Total and Engie to build 40 MW electrolyzer for hydrogen

January 14, 2021

In a joint press release, French petroleum group Total and French energy provider Engie have announced the launch of the Masshylia project fThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

86% of Belgians not ready yet for digital car purchase

January 14, 2021

Online sales are rising worldwide due to the corona pandemic, but those who want to buy a new car still prefer to do so physically rather thThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Geely and Foxconn to jointly build EVs for other carmakers

January 14, 2021

Chinese carmaker Geely and Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn are setting up a joint venture to become contract manufacturers for other comThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Stellantis: starting the real work

January 14, 2021

Stellantis, the recently approved fusion between FCA and PSA, has been welcomed positively. Now the real work starts. Is the new group goingThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Renault in 2020: CAFE objectives reached and 21,3% sales drop

January 13, 2021

On Tuesday, French Groupe Renault (Renault, Dacia, Lada, Renault Samsung Motors & Alpine) announced having sold 800 000 fewer cars in 20This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Dutch Fastned sells more electricity despite pandemic

January 13, 2021

Dutch fast-charging network Fastned has sold 14% more electricity in Q4 (a total of 3,3 GWh) in the five countries it’s active in, despite tThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.