Top and flop: The good and bad car news from week 21

We start this news story with controversy, because indeed … we think the Lancia 037, not the Lancia Stratos, is the most beautiful rally car ever built. That is why we are pleased that Kimera Automobili has kept the lines of the 037 in its extraordinarily beautiful Kimera EVO37.


+ Top – Why the electric Citroën e-C4 is suddenly 2200 euros cheaper

To be fair: it remains to be seen why Citroën is lowering the price of the electric e-C4 from 1 June. But a good bet would be that the Citroën e-C4 will end up with a 100 kW charging option with its new starting price below the Volkswagen ID.3.


+ Top – Would you need a license for the Rolls-Royce Boat Tail?

Car names sound just a bit better in English. After all, Rolls-Royce Bootstaart does not have the same ‘ring to itas Rolls-Royce Boat Tail. The special convertible was developed in collaboration with three regular Rolls-Royce customers and shows how far they can go with the brand in personalizing a car. Coachbuilding is back, says the brand.


– Flop – Tesla has to pay a fine, secretly reduced electric range

Tesla has been sentenced to pay a fine in Norway. A number of Tesla drivers had filed a lawsuit against the company for secretly lowering the range and charging speed of its cars with a software update.


– Flop – Court in Amsterdam examines Dutch sjoemeldiesels

Are tens of thousands of Dutch Volkswagen drivers entitled to compensation? That’s what everyone wants to know. The answer is coming, because the lawsuit about dieselgate is starting in Amsterdam. Finally.


– Flop – Do you like making noise with your car? Rotterdam takes you with a special speed camera

In the center of Rotterdam, they have been dealing with enormous noise pollution from motorists for some time. Not of all drivers, but of a group of about a hundred individuals, who honk their horns, accelerate hard and accelerate unnecessarily at the traffic lights. The municipality now wants to tackle them with special speed cameras that can measure the noise level.

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