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Top and flop - the good and bad car news of week 50 (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 a lot is happening in the EV world, except at Mazda. Good news, bad news. Top and flop.

+ Top – Renault keeps Tesla on its toes

The Tesla Model Y will almost certainly be the best-selling car in the Netherlands and Europe this year. But the Americans cannot sit back and relax, because the new Renault Scenic E-Tech makes the Model Y a bit ridiculous. Because it is cheaper to purchase and the version with the large battery continues on a charge of current. In short, Renault keeps Tesla on its toes,

+ Top – What do you mean by declining demand for EVs? Volvo doesn't notice anything

Many manufacturers are scaling back their EV production due to disappointing demand. According to Volvo director Jim Rowan, his brand is not hurting a cent. Partly thanks to the new Volvo EX30, he expects significant growth: "The technology is proven and sells in abundance".

+ Top – Wheel motor becomes reality thanks to Kia and Hyundai

In the hunt for more efficient cars, not only battery technology is important. The drivetrain also plays a major role. Kia and Hyundai are taking a big step with the Uniwheel. According to the Koreans this is the powertrain of the future.


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- Flop – Huge battery from Lotus Eletre is a necessity

The Lotus Eletre has a huge battery: 109 kWh. But he also needs it, because our range test shows that the 603 hp and 710 Nm strong hyper-SUV consumes power like Christmas wreaths. We tested the range of the Lotus Eletre at 100 and 130 km/h.

- Flop – Nitpicking: Toyota's use of the word 'electrification'

An American consumer organization has filed a complaint about Toyota with the Federal Trade Commission. It alleges that Toyota misled consumers by failing to disclose exactly how electrified its models are. We understand the problem, but it's a bit of nitpicking.

- Flop – Mazda is in no hurry with new EVs

Mazda is a brand that is not exactly known for its EVs. This appears to be a conscious choice by the Japanese and this will only change towards the end of this decade. They have given themselves until 2030 to eight new EVs to put on the market. 2030!

This post was last modified on December 15, 2023 3:52 pm


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