BMW invests $1,7 billion in EV production in the US

October 20, 2022

On Wednesday, the BMW Group announced a $1,7 billion investment in its US operations, including $1 billion to prepare for the production of This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Driving Nissan’s e-4ORCE electrified ‘go-anywhere’ SUV

October 19, 2022

After turning the Qashqai into an electric car with a permanently running generator on gasoline, Nissan did the same trick with another succThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian liberals to blow up car inspection monopoly?

September 19, 2022

If it were up to the Open Vld, car inspection as we know it today would be dropped, and periodic vehicle inspections would be put in the hanThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Green light for Porsche IPO

September 06, 2022

The board of the VW Group approved Porsche AG’s IPO when the capital market’s evolution is not disturbed too much. The Board of SurveillanceThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Lynk & Co ‘forced’ to raise subscription prices by 10%

August 22, 2022

Since July, Swedish-Chinese Lynk & Co has raised its monthly subscription price for the the 01 SUV PHEV from €500 to €550 (VAT incl.This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Paris Motor Show will come in a muted version

August 08, 2022

The bi-annual Paris Motor Show, the ‘Mondial de l’Automobile’,  will take place from 17 to 23 October this year at the usual spot in Paris This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Toyota prudent in its forecast: ‘many uncertainties ahead’

August 05, 2022

Toyota Motor Corporation kept its profit outlook for the current year, while investors expected an upgrade. However, the immediate result waThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Nissan Qashqai e-Power: a questionable kind of hybrid?

July 25, 2022

Together with the fully electric Ariya, Nissan let us take a taste in Sweden of the new Qashqai e-Power, a totally different kind of hybrid.This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Taking Nissan’s new Ariya EV for a drive on Swedish roads

July 15, 2022

When Nissan, one of the pioneers of electric driving with the Leaf, says that the new Ariya is the stepping stone to a whole new range of EVThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

North Carolina wants free public EV chargers removed

July 14, 2022

A bill currently under study in the North Carolina legislature would allocate $50 000 to get rid of free public EV chargers unless free gas This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

ACEA wants EU building directive to be more ambitious

June 21, 2022

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) commented on the latest EU plans, part of the ‘Fit for 55’ climate package. RegardThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Brussels museum Autoworld has a new president

May 13, 2022

Wednesday, a new president for the board was elected at the Autoworld museum in Brussels. Ex-Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, now still a memThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Driving Mazda’s new flagship CX-60 PHEV

May 01, 2022

When you’re invited as one of the few to test drive a pre-production model of a brand’s new flagship, it’s an offer you can’t refuse. EspeciThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

After Japan, France issues arrest warrant against Carlos Ghosn

April 26, 2022

Already wanted in Japan (where he fled jurisdiction in December 2019) and searched for by Interpol, former Alliance President Carlos Ghosn iThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Renault to unveil its hydrogen concept car on May 19th

April 20, 2022

French carmaker Renault announced it would unveil its hydrogen concept car on May 19th at the ChangeNOW summit to be hosted between the GranThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Mercedes Vision EQXX confirms 1 000 km+ range in real life

April 14, 2022

The Mercedes Vision EQXX prototype for the electric sedan of the future has recently proven its 1 000 km + range in real driving conditions.This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

The difference between a charging and a parking space

April 12, 2022

As the number of electric vehicles (EVs) is growing, the need for clear charging rules is rising too. For example, in Arnhem (north of HollaThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Does the Solterra EV tick all the Subaru boxes? We drove it.

March 23, 2022

As one of the first journalists in Europe, we were able to drive the first Subaru EV, the Solterra, on a closed test circuit in Aldenhoven, This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BMW iX5 Hydrogen proofs rock-solid in winter conditions

March 10, 2022

Generally, BMW is very cautious about admitting hydrogen could become a viable alternative for the electric passenger car. But meanwhile, itThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Ford spins off e-mobility business and spends $50 billion

March 03, 2022

The US car manufacturer Ford has announced that it will split its automotive business into two separate companies. Electric vehicles will inThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Kia EV6 is Car of the Year 2022

March 01, 2022

For the first time in the Car of the Year (COTY) history, a Korean car has been chosen, and he’s purely electrically driven too. Also noticeThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Germany wants ICE cars tolerated longer than 2035

February 23, 2022

Germany has joined France in opposition to banning all ICE cars (with an internal combustion engine) in Europe by 2035. On Monday, the GermaThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Is Ford thinking of an IPO for its electric division?

February 21, 2022

According to undisclosed sources talking to financial press agency Bloomberg, there’s a possibility that American car manufacturer Ford is tThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BMW CEO: ‘Do not ban ICE cars too quickly’

February 04, 2022

BMW Group CEO, Oliver Zipse, is joining Stellantis boss Carlos Tavares to warn about the “premature and thoughtless banning” of ICE cars. InThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

DATS 24 helps motorists choose their fuel

January 11, 2022

Nowadays, it is challenging for consumers to decide which propulsion method or fuel is the best. Brandstofwijzer.be is DATS 24’s attempt to This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BMW starts a new electric era: we drove the iX flagship

January 03, 2022

2022 will be the year the German premium car manufacturer BMW really engages itself in electric mobility. With the partly iconic i3 and the This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Why is BMW number one in Belgium?

December 28, 2021

During the first eleven months of this year, BMW registered 37 184 cars, while the second, Volkswagen, managed 32 688 cars. It’s improbable This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Mercedes EQS: limousine for the green CEO? We drove it.

December 23, 2021

Of the German premium brands, Mercedes is the first to put a fully electric limousine on the market. The EQS is the top model of Mercedes’ eThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Charging station for electric car must be closer to home

December 21, 2021

The Federal and Flemish Governments want to accelerate the electrification of the Belgian car fleet. The phasing out of the tax deduction foThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

New Dutch government goes for road pricing… in 2030

December 16, 2021

After nine months of formation and debate, the new to form Dutch government (still to be accepted in the Parliament) has presented its majorThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BMW i7 is next BEV to come

December 16, 2021

The development of the BMW i7 is entering its final phase with a test program under extreme road and weather conditions. The electric motorsThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Zipse faces challenging second year as ACEA’s president

December 10, 2021

BMW’s CEO and Chairman of the Board, Oliver Zipse, has been confirmed for a second term as president of the European Automobile ManufacturerThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Worldwide survey: only 33% believe SUVs pollute more

December 08, 2021

In a recent worldwide survey conducted by the Cetelem Observatory on the popularity of SUVs, it emerges that sales are expected to continue This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Dieselgate: Stellantis under investigation in Germany

December 02, 2021

After already being indicted in France, Peugeot, and Citroën, members of the Stellantis Group, have opened a jurisdictional inquiry againstThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Brussels Motor Show 2022 canceled (update)

November 29, 2021

After consultation of its members, the Belgian car manufacturers and importers federation Febiac has decided to cancel the coming Brussels MThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Toyota defends and embraces hybrid strategy

November 16, 2021

Toyota Vice-President Shigeru Hayakawa takes up the cudgels for hybrid cars. According to Toyota, hybrid cars – HEV and PHEV – will stilThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

All cars electric by 2027 in Flanders? Reactions galore

November 03, 2021

The possible plan of the Flemish government to force all new cars sold by 2027 to be electric is provoking many reactions. Although we’re stThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Flemish government wants all cars electric by 2027

November 02, 2021

In its frantic search to have something to show at the COP26 climate gathering in Glasgow, the Flemish government is thinking of an obligatiThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Dacia Spring, the cheapest and most frugal EV. We drove it…

October 19, 2021

Dacia has just launched the Spring, the cheapest pure electric car on the market. For just over 17 000 euros, you can buy an EV with a rangeThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

2 out of 3 Belgians consider environmentally friendly car

September 27, 2021

More than two-thirds of the Belgian car buyers consider purchasing an environmentally friendly car within two years. That’s the result of a This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

There will be a Brussels Motor Show in 2022 (Update)

September 17, 2021

The  Brussels Motor Show (BMS) in January 2022 will take place.  VW Group importer D’Ieteren is still dropping out, but the Stellantis groThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

The MG Marvel R is arriving in Europe. We took the wheel…

September 17, 2021

MG is a Chinese brand that can launch the right product at the right time, as today the brand is bringing out a semi-premium SUV at a startiThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Was IAA Mobility in Munich a motor show 2.0? (Update)

September 13, 2021

Between Tuesday the 5th of September and Sunday the 12th, the German IAA Motor Show in Munich took place. It not only changed location, but This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Porsche’s Mission R, a next-generation electric 718?

September 09, 2021

At the IAA Mobility, Porsche presented its purely electric customer motorsport vision with the Mission R concept. The concept car is intendeThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Traffic jams are back all the way

September 07, 2021

212 km, or about the distance between Brussels and Ostend, both ways. That is the number of kilometers of traffic jams in Belgium yesterday This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

We drove the new Ioniq 5 (update)

August 06, 2021

Hyundai launches the Ioniq 5 on the Belgian market today. The basic version of this striking and fully electric SUV is for sale from €45 9This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BMW rewards consequent PHEV driving

August 05, 2021

The biggest problem with PHEV cars is the charging discipline of the user. BMW wants to do something about that. In the UK, it is rewarding This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

VW sold 170 939 BEVs in the first half of 2021

July 22, 2021

Volkswagen AG delivered more than twice as many electric cars (BEVs) in the first half of 2021 as in the same period last year (+165,2%). ThThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Dieselgate: VW to pay indemnities in the Netherlands

July 15, 2021

The dieselgate saga continues: Volkswagen has been condemned in the Netherlands to pay indemnities to 150 000 owners of VW products. Last weThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

BMW CEO: “We will not go on a business contraction course”

June 23, 2021

Oliver Zipse, CEO of the BMW Group, is defending his strategy to sell only half of its cars with all-electric drive in 2030. Compared to whaThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Mazda reveals (EV) strategy up to 2030

June 18, 2021

Mazda has revealed its new technology and product strategy up to the year 2030. Between 2022 and 2025, the Japanese automaker plans three puThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Volvo gives Brussels Motor Show the cold-shoulder (update)

June 14, 2021

The Swedish car manufacturer Volvo, part of the Chinese Geely Group, will not be present at the 2022 Brussels Motor Show (BMS). Volvo was onThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

What about no-SUV zones?

June 08, 2021

A mobility expert from the Brussels University VUB pleads for zones in the cities where no SUVs are allowed. The reactions to the proposal aThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Clear rules for charging station users needed

June 01, 2021

Charging electric vehicles will be a major challenge in the coming years as fiscal policy measures in particular will increase the sales andThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Fossil fuel companies under (double) fire

May 28, 2021

After the decision of a Dutch court that oil company Shell has to reduce its CO2 emissions by 45% in 2030 (compared to 2019), the fossil fueThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.