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Top and flop: The good and bad car news of week 42

– Top: German traffic fines up sharply, but remain a joke

In November, the rates of German traffic fines will rise sharply. To a large extent, they are even doubled! That sounds threatening, but compared to the Netherlands, the fines for speeding offenses remain on the mild side. Here are the differences.

+ Top: Electric Volvo XC40 will soon get more range

It is a ‘trick’ that Tesla sometimes pulls: without replacing a single screw or chip on their cars, they can still improve the range. Volvo is now also doing a ‘Tesalatje’ and claims that the fully electric XC40 will have a larger range with an over the air update.


+ Top: iPhone manufacturer Foxconn unveils two electric cars

Is Apple going to build an electric car or not? That question has occupied the automotive world for a few years now. The Taiwanese conglomerate Foxconn – which manufactures the iPhone for Apple – is its main client in any case. Under the Foxtron brand name, the company comes with two electric cars: the Foxtron Model C and Model E. Here they are …


– Flop: Is there already a shortage of winter tires?

There is a shortage of almost everything these days: semiconductors, magnesium, labor and now winter tires. Due to the high transport rates and new French legislation, the stock in the Netherlands has never been so low.


– Flop: New cars have a lot of options you don’t want

New cars are driving computers, with a plethora of electronic systems to make driving easier, safer and more comfortable. But you are not waiting for all that technology, according to research.


– Flop: Tesla removes all Cybertruck info from its website

Tesla likes to do things differently. And that’s what customers have to do with it, apparently. Again, something crazy has happened. Tesla has secretly removed all information about the Tesla Cybertruck – the specifications and the prices – from the website.

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