Norway is losing cash because it can’t tax electric cars

Surprise surprise, Norway is bleeding tax money because people aren’t buying petrol and diesel cars anymore, which are heavily taxed, and are only buying EVs, which are not. In October 2021, nearly 96% of all new cars sold were electric. In terms of the circulating fleet, 7 out of 10 cars on the road are … More Norway is losing cash because it can’t tax electric cars

Recent trademark applications suggest Cadillac may build ‘Lumistiq’, ‘Symboliq’ and ‘Vistiq‘ after the Liriq

Cadillac will almost certainly build an all-electric Escalade, it’s just a matter of time, but there’s also a strong chance they’ll build two brand-new vehicles, called ‘Vistiq’ and ‘Lumistiq’. Like other brands, Cadillac has decided to characterise certain vehicles – i.e. electric cars – with a specific naming scheme, hence the ‘Q’. The American automaker … More Recent trademark applications suggest Cadillac may build ‘Lumistiq’, ‘Symboliq’ and ‘Vistiq‘ after the Liriq

What is the ‘BMW eDrive zone’ and does your city have one?

BMW Group has devised something called the ‘eDrive Zone’, which is now available in 138 cities in 20 European countries. It is basically a service that they offer, using technology that allows plug-in hybrid BMWs to automatically switch to all-electric driving mode upon entering inner city areas, thus reducing emissions and of course helping you … More What is the ‘BMW eDrive zone’ and does your city have one?

Polestar apparently doesn’t know how to count, but the new 5 looks promising

Volvo’s spin-off brand Polestar (but they’re both of Geely Group) apparently can’t count because after the Polestar 1 and 2, they’ve revealed the new 5. Odd. The thing is, allocating numbers to your car is a bit tricky because it implies a certain hierarchy. How will BMW, for example, build a car that’s smaller than … More Polestar apparently doesn’t know how to count, but the new 5 looks promising

The SEVEN is further proof that Hyundai has gone mad (and I love it)

Hyundai has clearly been throwing design ideas against the wall to see what sticks. Well, this stuck. It’s called the ‘SEVEN”, and it is Hyundai’s first SUEV concept. SUEV stands for Sport Utility Electric Vehicle. It’s built on Hyundai’s E-GMP platform, an architecture that the Korean automaker specifically built and designed for BEVs. It changes … More The SEVEN is further proof that Hyundai has gone mad (and I love it)

Porsche and IONITY want to expand the charging network in Europe (#aboutTime)

One of the reasons why Tesla is still ahead in the EV game – and some would say it’s the biggest reason – is it still the only automaker with its on proprietary network of chargers. This is important because at the time of writing, late 2021, there are many countries, and many areas within … More Porsche and IONITY want to expand the charging network in Europe (#aboutTime)

Over 1.3 million people have bought a Tesla Cybertruck (but no one’s seen it yet)

You know the drill with Elon Musk. He says he’ll build XY Cybetrucks by tomorrow, you’ll know he’ll deliver, but you know it won’t be tomorrow. But Tesla fans, enthusiasts, buyers, evangelists, owners have faith – and a lot of it – which explains the astounding number of reservations it‘s received for the Cybertruck: around … More Over 1.3 million people have bought a Tesla Cybertruck (but no one’s seen it yet)

There’s a new Genesis, and it looks good (like most Genesis cars)

Genesis throws the best afterparties at the LA Auto Show along with Hyundai. What does this have to do with the actual car? Nothing. I just wanted to say it. Anyway, this is the new GV70 – ‘electrified’ because ‘duh’, and it was recently unveiled at the Guangzhou in China. There’s a new Crest Grille … More There’s a new Genesis, and it looks good (like most Genesis cars)

The VW ID.5 is available for preorder (and it ain’t cheap!)

Guess what, you can now buy yet another electric SUV with a hefty price tag. It’s the brand-new ID.5 – the latest (and largest) addition to the available range of electric VWs (all of which are built on the same modular platform, btw). The car is available for preorder as we speak, with three engine … More The VW ID.5 is available for preorder (and it ain’t cheap!)

Designed by Pininfarina, built by Gaussin, powered by hydrogen

The one thing you can say about an electric truck is that it is faster than a petrol- or diesel-powered truck. This is the H2 RACING TRUCK, developed by Gaussin and designed by Pininfarina. And it looks good, imho. Gaussin says this is “the most powerful 100% hydrogen and electric racing truck ever built”, set … More Designed by Pininfarina, built by Gaussin, powered by hydrogen