European Parliament votes for heavier trucks across borders

March 18, 2024

The European Parliament voted last week for the revision of the European Weights and Dimensions Directive, which would allow 44-ton combinatThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian organic farmer sues TotalEnergies over climate change

March 14, 2024

Belgian organic farmer Hugues Falys is taking TotalEnergies to court over the French oil company’s role in climate change. This is the firstThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

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Tellier (Ecolo), has declared that the plan for Wallonia to become a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) was “diThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Vias: ‘7% fewer road deaths in Belgium in 2023’

March 13, 2024

According to Vias’ latest traffic safety barometer, based on figures from the federal police, there were 7% fewer road deaths last year thanThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

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 One of the plans is to increase the weight limiThis content has been archived.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.

Microlino Lite premiere: 45 km per hour and from age 16

February 26, 2024

At the Geneva Motor Show, Swiss-Italian electric micro-carmaker Microlino unveiled the ‘Lite’ or L6e version of the Microlina L7e, which is This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Flemish EV-premium already exceeds €15 million mark

February 23, 2024

Since the ‘premium window for EVs’ in Flanders opened on 12 February, 3,073 premium applications have been made. Some 2,600 applications werThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BMW confronted with its own ‘dieselgate’?

February 22, 2024

The German Traffic Authority KBA (Kraftfahrt Bundesamt) has discovered that the emissions of toxic gases by some BMW diesel cars have been mThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Vias pleads for introduction of laughing gas controls

February 21, 2024

Traffic Safety Institute Vias pleads for the introduction of controls for nitrous oxide – the so-called ‘laughing gas’ – on the road. ThThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Stellantis big winner of French social leasing plan

February 19, 2024

With a market share of more than 70%, still according to the estimates of Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares, the French-Italian-American automakThis 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.

Dutch police newly armed to catch overpowered e-bikes

February 14, 2024

The Dutch police have a new weapon against high-speed and high-power electric bicycles. They recently introduced a roadside testing platformThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Flanders: technical inspection every two years until 160,000 km

February 13, 2024

Flemish Minister of Mobility Lydia Peeters (Open Vld) resolutely opts for more structural measures to address the capacity problems at the tThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

1,423 apply for Flemish EV premium in very first hours

February 13, 2024

On the first day, the Flemish government’s e-counter opened to apply for a premium for a new or second-hand zero-emission vehicle; 1,423 appThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Flemish government adjusts EV premium to 2024 only

February 12, 2024

On Friday, the Flemish government finally agreed to adjust the premium for electric cars: the bonus can only be applied for 2024 and not forThis 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.

Stellantis boss denies Renault merger rumours (update)

February 07, 2024

On Monday, Stellantis Chairman John Elkann dismissed speculation that the Italian-US-French group plans to merge with Renault. “‘No plans arThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian Council of State critical of Flemish EV premium

February 06, 2024

The Council of State is sharply critical of the Flemish government’s draft decision on a premium for the purchase of an electric car. The CoThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Ethiopia first country in the world to ban ICE cars?

February 05, 2024

In a decisive move to combat escalating fuel import costs and worsening air pollution in its cities, Ethiopia has announced a groundbreakingThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Italy details audacious plan on clean car subsidies

February 05, 2024

As of March, the Italian government is activating a new subsidy scheme aimed at decarbonizing its polluting old car fleet. The plan entails This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Paris votes to triple parking fees for incoming SUVs

February 05, 2024

Over 54% of Parisians voted in a referendum to support a proposal by Mayor Anne Hidalgo to triple the parking fee for SUVs, including hybridThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

No tax increase on ICE company cars in Belgium

January 30, 2024

Belgium will not have a sharp increase in taxes on fossil company cars. After much wrangling, the federal government has agreed on the benefThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Smartphone use: focus on road or losing driver’s license

January 29, 2024

The public prosecutor’s office in Limburg has announced stricter action against mobile phone use behind the wheel. From February 1st, anyoneThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Venice to install speed cameras for boats

January 26, 2024

Venice will install speed cameras for boats along its world-famous canals. The city hopes this measure will limit the speed of motorized boaThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

EU car emissions of CO2 almost the same as a decade ago

January 25, 2024

“Despite lofty ambitions and strict requirements, most passenger cars on EU roads still emit the same quantity of CO2 as 12 years ago,” the This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Valorauto recycling solution open to private owners

January 19, 2024

Starting in January 2024, Valorauto, a joint venture between Stellantis and recycling specialist Galloo, will expand its end-of-life vehicleThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Van Peteghem willing to lend ICE company cars some tax relief

January 18, 2024

The Belgian federal government is poised to decide on a proposal from Minister of Finance Vincent Van Peteghem (CD&V) to give owners of This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Dieselgate: VW once again condemned by German justice

January 18, 2024

The administrative court of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany has once again declared that the update for diesel engines Volkswagen proposed in This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Record number of drivers fined in Brussels LEZ

January 15, 2024

Last year, the Brussels region fined a record number of motorists who entered the Brussels low-emission zone (LEZ) with a car that was too pThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian police to legally deploy lure bikes to catch thieves

January 12, 2024

A new legal framework gives Belgian police a legal basis to deploy bicycles with GPS trackers from now on. Previous limited experiments by sThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Mobia: ‘EV premium has more impact than LEZ zones’

January 08, 2024

According to market research ordered by Mobia, the Belgian car buyer will be more impacted by a premium to buy an electric car than by the eThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

22% of UK car sales have to be zero emission in 2024

January 03, 2024

At least 22% of new cars sold by manufacturers in the UK this year must be zero-emission. New rules requiring car manufacturers to sell a miThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Italy playing with idea to subsidize EVs up to €13.750

January 03, 2024

According to a draft document the Italian press agency ANSA could lay hands on, the Italian government is playing around with the idea of suThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Traxio: ‘battery certificate needed for second-hand EVs

December 29, 2023

Some EV experts and sector federation Traxio say there is an urgent need for a reliable battery test and the appropriate certificate to reguThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Cummins gets huge fine for selling emission fraud devices

December 29, 2023

American powertrain manufacturer Cummins has to pay almost $1,7 billion as a fine for selling devices that can bypass emissions sensors. TheThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Twelve percent more buses, trams, and metros in Brussels

December 26, 2023

The Brussels government and the board of directors of the Brussels public transport company MIVB/STIB have signed the new 2024-2028 managemeThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Toyota drawn into mega fraud scandal by its Daihatsu daughter

December 26, 2023

Toyota is not experiencing its best week ever, on the contrary. At its daughter Daihatsu, part of the Toyota Group, serious fraud has been dThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

NACS becomes official charging standard in North America

December 21, 2023

The harmonization organization SAE International (created by the Society of Automotive Engineers) published a corresponding document that tuThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Antwerp relaxes LEZ measures

December 20, 2023

The city of Antwerp will adjust its low-emission zone (LEZ) regulations and postpone the next tightening of the standards from 2025 to 2026.This 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.

Germany to halt environmental bonus for EVs directly (update)

December 19, 2023

The German government announced a direct halt of the environmental bonus in 2024 after it had to compromise its budget for the coming years.This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Robotaxi company Cruise fires one fourth of its employees

December 18, 2023

GM daughter Cruise, a robotaxi company, is said to have fired one out of four employees. That’s approximately 900 people and 24% of all fullThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian government to define ban on ‘laughing gas’

December 18, 2023

On Friday, the Belgian Federal Council of Ministers will consider the final details of a Royal Decree to ban nitrous oxide, the so-called ‘lThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Kilometer tax yields €565 million record revenue for Flanders

December 15, 2023

Flemish and foreign truck transport has already generated 565 million euros in kilometer taxes this year – 21 million more than last year This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.