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Top and flop - the good and bad car news of week 44 (2023) -

Friday afternoon, half past five. Computer off, the door to your workplace can be closed behind you, the weekend has started. At we look back on a week in which the VW ID.3 received positive news and Toyota had doubts about hydrogen. Good news, bad news. Top and flop.

- Flop – Toyota loses its hydrogen faith

We respect the Toyota Mirai. It is one of two hydrogen cars that you can simply buy and of the two it is the most beautiful. But now that Toyota is putting more effort into developing battery-electric cars, the love for hydrogen seems to be cooling off. And there is a good chance that the Mirai will not get a successor.

- Flop – Volkswagen is launching a new EV brick

Volkswagen has not been doing well in the EV field lately. Will the Germans ever throw up their hands in frustration and joke that they would rather mess with diesels? Because this week it was announced that the Volkswagen Group wants to cut thousands of jobs at its software division Cariad. That is also annoying for buyers of the new electric Porsche Macan and Audi Q6 E-tron.

- Flop – Tesla Model Y buyers are bummed

The Tesla Model Y became cheaper this week. Tesla has removed 2,000 euros from the price and now the basic version of the electric SUV falls below the subsidy limit. That will save you a nice 4950 euros. People who already drive a Model Y are disappointed. But know that the subsidy only applies to the basic version – no options allowed.


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+ Great – EV batteries do not wear out that quickly at all

Over time and use, batteries lose their maximum capacity. The pace at which this happens is still unclear. A Volkswagen ID.3 from the ADAC that often used a fast charger is still coming after 100,000 kilometers surprisingly far on a full battery.

+ Top – The Lexus LBX is cheaper than the Volvo EX30

The new Lexus LBX will hit the Dutch market in early 2024. Prices start at 35,995 euros, which makes the hybrid SUV slightly cheaper than the most talked-about model of the moment: the fully electric Volvo EX30 (from 36,795 euros). Of course, the version you want will easily cost 40 grand.

+ Top – Skoda boss reveals next generation Skoda Enyaq

The Skoda Enyaq has only been on the market for three years, but Skoda is already working on it the next generation Enyaq. In an interview, Skoda boss Klaus Zellmer already released some details, including the loading time. It has been shortened so much that you hardly have time for an extensive TikTok dance while waiting.

This post was last modified on November 3, 2023 3:46 pm


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