Test Drive: Jeep Compass e-Hybrid: a bit of a drag

The Compass was launched back in 2017 and is based on a modified (longer) Renegade platform. Earlier this year, a new 48V mild hybrid 130 BHP- 240 Nm petrol powertrain arrived and the range revamped, with some new trim levels added. Mind you, nothing too exciting here, but let's pretend we just bought a compact …

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Essai : Volvo XC40 Recharge : le SUV Vegan

De nos jours, le SUV est devenu la version automobile du couteau suisse : de la place pour les passagers, de l’espace pour leurs bagages ou autres matériels nécessaires à leurs activités et du confort pour les plus longs trajets. Le XC40, plus petit SUV de la gamme Volvo, n’est certainement pas un bas de gamme ! …

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On its 160th birthday, Opel’s museum offers enthusiasts a virtual tour!

Opel was created back in 1862 and the brand produced various things before assembling cars and trucks. On its 160th birthday, Opel now offers a new, free of charge, virtual tour highlighting the major events of Opel’s history. This completes the museum virtual visit available since 2021. The various  themes being the Roaring Twenties, the …

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Test drive: Mercedes EQS450+: No steering wheel needed !

Let’s be honest, that’s the first time we spend a whole week behind the wheel of a fully electric car .  It was rather positive for us. Admittedly, the € 145.000 EQS is not the cheapest full electric car available but it’s good enough to be a real threat for the internal combustion-engined S-Class. Aboard …

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Analysis: the wind is blowing against electricity…

Beyond the media coverage-searching announcements, such as when Flanders wants to stop marketing combustion engine vehicles in 2029, all on its own, more and more voices are being heard: electricity is not THE one and only solution to ensure sustainable mobility! Electric vehicles are not as virtuous as some would have us believe... and they …

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MINI Recharged: Retrofitting is on the rise by Paul-Edouard Urbain

Future environmental standards and legislation will make sure car manufacturers offer only clean vehicles. Low emission zones and other restrictions targeting so-called over-polluting vehicles are springing up all over Europe's major cities. However, Mini found a way around these difficulties in combining the charm of the good old days with high technology. The classic Mini …

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Essai-nouveauté : Renault Mégane E-TECH Electric : remise à zéro

Oubliez tout ce que vous savez sur la Renault Mégane. En devenant 100% électrique, la berline moyenne de la marque au losange change radicalement, non seulement avec son groupe propulseur, mais également dans l’habitacle où l’identité de la marque repart de zéro et où l’on découvre un environnement totalement nouveau. Ce qui n’est pas pour …

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Test Drive: Toyota RAV4 Plug In hybrid : The country Prius feels at home in town

The RAV4 (for Recreational Activity Vehicle) was born in 1993. It was a fun and very compact vehicle. (In fact, it was 90 cm shorter than the current version!) Over the years, it grew in size... and  power. It’s the most popular SUV in the world, having sold more than ten million copies so far. …

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An Aston Martin DB5 for budding James Bond!

James Bond and the Aston Martin DB5 ? They are synonym with one another. Christmas is upon us...  here's something for young fans of the famous secret agent. The Little Car Company just released a scale electric version for spoiled children. The Light Car Company Aston Martin DB5 is two third the size of the …

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New car test: Volvo C40: the proletarian Polestar?

Until now, Volvo showed off its electric expertise into its top-of-the-range Polestar brand. Announcing its full range electrification for 2030, the Swedish brand must accelerate. Just  what it is obviously doing from now on as it will introduce one electric model per year for the next five years. First one is the C40 built in …

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