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Chinese partner Geely Auto, both owned by Geely Holding, are not going ahead with the announced fusioThis content has been archived.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 This content has been archived.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has signed a memorandum of understanding with Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn on building a new ‘reThis content has been archived.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.

EV cheaper than ICE in VAB’s Family Car Competition

February 24, 2021

Mobility organization VAB has just announced the VAB Family Car Competition winners and says that electric driving is becoming a financiallyThis content has been archived.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 It will be a big laboratory forThis content has been archived.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sedan on hydrogen envisioned by French racing driver Oliver Lombard, is scheduled to be presentThis content has been archived.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.

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the first quarter of 2020, French automotive equipment manufacturer Faurecia got back in shape durThis content has been archived.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.

‘83% of EV owners in US will definitely buy another one’

February 23, 2021

According to the 2021 J.D. Power U.S. Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study, 82% of today’s owners will ‘definitely’ buy a next This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Several airlines to trial IATA’s ‘vaccination passport’

February 23, 2021

Several airline companies – Air New Zealand, Emirates, and Ethiad, among others – will soon organize tryouts with the digital vaccinatioThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Fluxys backs up promising Belgian hydrogen panel development

February 22, 2021

Belgian gas grid manager Fluxys is backing up the promising KU Leuven research in hydrogen panels producing the ‘green gas’ directly from thThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

1 500 Dutch-built Hyzon fuel cell trucks for New Zealand

February 19, 2021

American fuel cell truck developer Hyzon will deliver in the next five years 1 500 heavy-duty trucks on hydrogen to New Zealand’s Hiringa EnThis 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.

Peugeot plans electric ‘ludospace’ e-Rifter

February 17, 2021

Peugeot will launch an electric version of the Rifter in the autumn of 2021. Its propulsion relies on the electric drive and battery technolThis 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.

D’Ieteren counts on installing 100 EDI chargers per week

February 16, 2021

D’Ieteren, Belgium’s largest car importer representing all Volkswagen Group brands, counts on installing 5 600 EV charging points in 2021 atThis 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.

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.

Belgian-Dutch H2-industry cluster grows to 70 members

February 12, 2021

The Belgian-Dutch non-profit organization WaterstofNet has seen the number of member companies of its knowledge and industrial collaborativeThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Audi’s e-tron GT is flagship of EV range (Update)

February 11, 2021

Audi has launched the top of the line of its e-tron EV range. The e-tron GT and the even more sporty RS version are two versions of an Audi This 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.

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.

e-Fixxter: fully electric camper with fast-charging tech

February 08, 2021

The e-Fixxter is a purely electrically powered camper. The basis is a van supplied by the Stellantis group, and the conversion with the campThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

‘Hydrogen paste’ to boost e-scooters’ range by ten

February 05, 2021

Imagine a swappable cartridge with a chemical paste holding sufficient hydrogen to propel your electric scooter, delivering ten times the caThis 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.

Belgium ready for mandatory motorbike inspection in 2022?

February 03, 2021

Europe will force Belgium to organize a periodic motorbike inspection from January 2022. That news broke already in March last year, but theThis 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.

‘Only 65% of speed cameras in Antwerp operational’

February 01, 2021

Although the largest investments in speed cameras have been made in recent years in the province of Antwerp, the operating percentage is onlThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Minister Verlinden to address flaws in law on smart cameras

February 01, 2021

Belgian Minister of the Interior, Annelies Verlinden (CD&V), wants to adapt the law to tackle mobile phone use behind the wheel of a carThis 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.

Study: ‘shipping wind and sun to Belgium is feasible’

January 27, 2021

A study by the Hydrogen Import Coalition (HIC) shows that shipping wind and solar energy from other sunny and windy parts of the world to BeThis 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.

HysetCo to replace 600 Parisian diesel taxis by FCEVs

January 27, 2021

HysetCo, the French asset management company that runs a fleet of more than 100 hydrogen-powered taxis in Paris under the Hype brand has acqThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Shell buys German lamppost charging specialist ‘ubitricity’

January 26, 2021

Dutch oil giant Shell will buy German charging point manufacturer ubitricity if allowed to do by competition authorities. The Germans are spThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

‘Tesla to produce newest generation of batteries in Berlin’

January 26, 2021

According to the German press agency DPA, citing sources in the industry, Tesla will produce its newest generation of batteries in its BerliThis 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.

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.

Dutch to study hyperloop cargo link Rotterdam-Amsterdam

January 22, 2021

A coalition of Dutch governments and companies is setting up a study to create a pilot route for a superfast hyperloop connection on the NetThis 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.

Four hydrogen stations for Picardy Wallonia

January 21, 2021

Green electricity provider Luminus and the regional development agency IDETA will set up four hydrogen filling stations and two production eThis 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.

Tesla extends partnership with battery pioneer Jeff Dahn

January 20, 2021

Tesla is extending its five-year-long partnership with the Canadian Battery Research Institute of pioneer Jeff Dahn at the Dalhousie UniversThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Brussels region expands enforcement of new Zone 30

January 19, 2021

Thanks to investments in radars and average speed checks, the Brussels police zones are going to carry out targeted checks and impose fines 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.

Audi tests grid black-out prevention with e-trons

January 15, 2021

German carmaker Audi has set up a small-scale test in Germany to mimic one of the ‘horror scenarios’ skeptics of the electric car are projecThis 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.