+ Top – Tesla Model 3 is the number 1 in 2019
In the 2019 sales lists, the Tesla Model 3 is not only the highest new entry. No, he finished the year on Nummerrrrrrr 1! With distance. Almost 30,000 of the Model 3 were registered last year. At number 2 we find the Volkswagen Polo. Almost 13,000 units of that car were sold.
+ Top – Sono Motors: to be continued!
Dark clouds gathered over Sono Motors last week. The company tried through crowdfunding to rake in the finances for the development of the electric solar cell car Sion. But on December 31, the counter stood at 32.5 million, instead of the required 50 million euros. But the supporters of Sono Motors have collectively decided to postpone the deadline to January 20. To be continued!
+ Top – The best new young timers for the self-employed
In 2020, many models will again celebrate their 15th birthday. And that makes them attractive for the self-employed. How? Well, on the private use of your business young timer, you pay a 35% addition to the book value. So count your winnings if you want to drive a competitively priced Alfa Romeo 159, BMW 3-series (E90), Lexus GS 350h or Range Rover Sport from 2005 'from the shop'.
– Flop – Ford says goodbye to atmospheric petrol engine
The good news is that the Ford Fiesta has received some more pep thanks to an intermediate motor update. The basic one-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder version now has 95 hp. With that, Ford is definitively announcing the end of the atmospheric era in Europe – and that makes us a bit sad. Fortunately we still have the Mustang GT 5.0 V8 …
– Flop – That will pay, motorist!
As of January 1, owning and using a car has become more expensive again. If you have an old diesel that emits more than 5 milligrams of fine dust per kilometer (without a soot filter), you pay 15 percent more road tax. Fuel prices have also gone up because of a 1.26 cent extra tax on a liter of gasoline, 0.799 cents on diesel and 0.298 cents on LPG. And then of course we have the increased addition on electric cars that will be registered this year: 8 percent on the first 45,000 euros (was 4 percent on 50,000 euros) and 22 percent for everything above that amount. Cash desk!