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has signed a full set of agreements to create a joint venture with Engie EPS, the industrial plThis content has been archived.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.

‘Flemish average speed checks finally operational’

January 27, 2021

Flemish Minister for Mobility, Lydia Peeters (Open Vld), is happy to announce that the problem of the non-functioning average speed checks, This content has been archived.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 A judge in the Spanish capital Madrid has ordered that VolThis content has been archived.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of Insurance Companies, Assuralia, will launch a newly developed database in February to combat automotThis content has been archived.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 The VF31, VF32, and VF33 are all SUVs, respectively, This content has been archived.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.

Nissan’s UK production site in Sunderland saved

January 25, 2021

The continued existence of Nissan’s British production site has been regularly questioned in recent months due to Brexit. Today, the JapanesThis content has been archived.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 Even in plug-in This content has been archived.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200 000 zero-emission trucks will have to be in operation by 2030 to meet the CO2 targets for heaThis content has been archived.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.

Deloitte: ‘one in three Belgians planning EV purchase’

January 21, 2021

According to Deloitte’s 2021 Global Automotive Consumer Study, one out of three Belgians is planning to opt for an electric car for his neThis 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.

Belgium wants undersea electricity link with Denmark (update)

January 21, 2021

The Flemish Minister for Energy, Tinne Van der Straeten (Groen), wants to install an underwater electricity connection between Belgium and DThis 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why are most (company) cars white?

January 13, 2021

Many cars sold worldwide over the past decade were white, and even today, the number of white cars in traffic is impressive. But why? Is it This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

VAB Group and Koopman Logistics join forces

January 12, 2021

The Belgian VAB Group and the Dutch family company Koopman Logistics join forces to offer various Flemish players attractive automotive soluThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

VDL Roeselare to deliver 102 e-buses for Oslo

January 12, 2021

VDL Group will build 102 electric Citea buses for the city of Oslo (Norway’s capital). It’s VDL’s largest order of e-buses ever. The buses wThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Interesting Chinese EV newcomer Aiways U5: we drove it

January 11, 2021

The coming year will see a small avalanche of new Chinese brands on European markets, a lot of them producing electric vehicles. Aiways is oThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

GM’s new logo to emphasize new electric identity

January 11, 2021

General Motors wants a cleaner image with products that will increasingly be electrified and that includes a new logo. The new logo will be This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

NIO presents ET7 flagship with up to 150 kWh battery

January 11, 2021

Chinese electric startup NIO has presented its new ET7 flagship, a five-meter long ‘premium’ sedan with a choice of a ‘swappable’ battery ofThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Corona and absence of motor show impact car buying intentions

January 08, 2021

Sector federation Traxio organized a market survey to see if the corona pandemic and the absence of a ‘live’ motor show impact buying intentThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Elia: ‘2020 shows 31% record growth in renewable energy’

January 08, 2021

According to the annual figures from the electricity network administrator Elia, several renewable energy records were broken last year. TheThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

EVs booming: Chinese see homemade as better value

January 08, 2021

The market of electric cars has found a new youth in China during the past year, having grown by 8%, according to data from the Chinese AssoThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

‘Air pollution would push ten thousands of Dutch to move’

January 08, 2021

Ten thousands of Dutch citizens would like to move to seek for better air quality. Some actually do but others don’t have the possibility (oThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Germany: premiums push all-electric car sales to 206% growth

January 08, 2021

Despite an overall regression in new car sales of 20%, alternative drive systems (battery-electric, fuel-cell, plug-in hybrids, and gas) tooThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Michelin to cut 2 300 jobs in France

January 07, 2021

In a recent press release, French tire manufacturer Michelin announces a new restructuring plan including up to 2 300 lay-offs in France. JuThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Share Now adds 70 BMW i3s to its Amsterdam fleet

January 06, 2021

Car-sharing specialist Share Now, the European market leader in the field, has decided to add 70 new, completely electric BMW i3 models to iThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

The car market suffered from corona in 2020

January 05, 2021

Last year there were 431 491 new cars registered in Belgium, 21,55% less than in 2019. In France, the sales total in 2020 is 1,65 million, aThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Byton backed up by iPhone maker Foxconn

January 05, 2021

Chinese electric car start-up Byton has signed a deal with Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn to back up the production of its first M-ByteThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Chinese-American Seres 3 electric SUV is on the market

January 04, 2021

The Belgian importer OneAutomotive brings its first electric car on the market. It’s a compact SUV called Seres 3. With a basic price of €This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Germany to close coal power plants and tax CO2 in 2021

January 04, 2021

Germany will introduce two energy transition projects. On the one hand, the country will invoice every ton of CO2 emitted by transport and hThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Dutch have already 1 163 electric buses operational

January 04, 2021

More than 20% of buses in the Dutch public transport system have become ‘green’ in five years. Since December, 1 163 emission-free buses areThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Tesla ‘misses’ 2020 delivery targets by a whisker

January 04, 2021

American carmaker Tesla delivered 499 550 cars last year, missing its own target by a whisker. In production volumes, Tesla reached a total This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.