Top and flop: The good and bad car news of week 27

+ Top: Electric Volvo XC40 Recharge is 10 mille cheaper

The Netherlands is in love with the Volvo XC40. The electric XC40 Recharge will be a lot cheaper with the arrival of a second variant. The electric SUV has one electric motor of 231 hp, a battery pack of 70 kWh and a base price of 45,995 euros. What do we think?


+ Top: Police are going to send drivers who text on the receipt

Just keep in mind: an alarming number of motorists are busy with their phones while driving. The police have developed a new camera. Using smart software, the camera ‘sees’ whether someone has a phone in their hand. And not an apple or a sandwich. That is how it works.


+ Top: New cars stay new longer

It sounds like science fiction: you sleep for a night and your Volkswagen ID.3 or ID.4 suddenly has all kinds of exciting functions that it did not have before. How is that possible?


+ Top: New BMW 2-series Coupé just gets rear-wheel drive

BMW has chosen to put the new 2 Series Coupé on a modified version of the 4 Series platform. This means that it has ‘normal’ rear-wheel drive, just like the BMW 4-series, and a longitudinally placed engine. And there is more good news.


– Flop: Plank gas on the German autobahn is again under discussion

In the current social climate, in which more and more attention is being paid to the environment, the pressure on German politics is increasing to Speed ​​limit

put in te. Crap!

– Flop: Takes a long time! Lotus Emira will not go into production until 2022

Compared to the Elise, the Emira has become a lot bigger. The car has been developed with daily use in mind, if necessary as the only car. The power will fluctuate between 360 and 400 hp. Sounds good, when can we drive it? Well, the Lotus Emira won’t go into production until 2022. We could be a year further before the first copies are delivered. For now: Read more and view the photos.

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