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Top and flop - the good and bad car news of week 49 (2023) -

Friday afternoon, half past four. 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 Toyota believes in hydrogen again and Amsterdam goes to 30 km/h. Good news, bad news. Top and flop.

+ Top – Toyota believes in hydrogen again and is watching the price

Toyota continues to believe in hydrogen and will introduce a new fuel cell in 2026 that will find its way into passenger cars. This third generation fuel cell provides more range and lower prices. Toyota strives for economies of scale, i.e. reducing costs by producing on a larger scale. In short, if you convince all your friends and relatives to drive on hydrogen, Toyota will sell so many fuel cells that the prices of the cars can be lowered. Maybe that low.

+ Top – The new Suzuki Swift makes us happy

Suzuki is a sympathetic brand that never does crazy things. With a new Suzuki Swift - for sale as a hybrid with automatic and manual transmission - you always recognize the predecessor. That is the case again now. But if you look closer, you'll see numerous small, well-thought-out innovations.

+ Top – Stellantis CEO sets a good example for EV builders

According to the CEO of Stellantis, car brands must make it as quickly as possible to make EVs that are both affordable and profitable, otherwise they will soon be in a big problem. He explains how Stellantis succeeded with the Citroën ë-C3.


The new Fiat 500

Discover the city in style. Get into the 100% electric Fiat 500 from €359 per month and benefit from €2950 government subsidy.

- Flop – In Amsterdam you are only allowed to drive 30 km/h

Amsterdam is getting ready a new maximum speed of 30 km/h. This will come into effect on most Amsterdam roads from today (Friday, December 8, 2023). Anyone who still drives 50 km/h can receive a fine that is higher than if you drive through a red light.

- Flop – Toyota comes with new EVs, but it takes a long time

Toyota proves that it does believe in electric cars by enriching the car world before 2026 six electric models. And we are talking about passenger cars with a battery – these six do not include hydrogen cars or commercial vehicles. But it still takes a long time. The Toyota Urban SUV Concept could become Toyota's first EV hit, but it won't reach dealers before the end of 2024.

- Flop – Taking the car to the Christmas market in Germany is a bloody good idea

Okay, maybe not bloody crazy, but it's a hassle. Read our 8 tips so that you can go to the Christmas market in Germany well prepared. In addition to the most beautiful Christmas decorations, you will also find delicious bratwurst, hot-smoked salmon and heart-warming mulled wine. Okay, let's go anyway.

This post was last modified on December 8, 2023 3:43 pm


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