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No more petrol cars on Brussels streets by 2035

Sarah Johansson, writing in the The Brussels Times »

The Brussels government has adopted the definitive version of its Climate plan.

The Climate plan will phase out the use of diesel by 2030 and the use of petrol by 2035 at the latest.

The previous government created a low-emission zone, which includes areas in all the Brussels communes. The progressive ban of the highest-polluting diesel and petrol vehicles between now and 2025 is currently underway.

To achieve this, the Brussels government has committed to “setting new benchmarks for the LEZ for all types of vehicle for 2025-2035” next year. “While working with stakeholders and any affected professional sectors. We will be taking into account the social, economic and budget impact and the alternative technologies available,” a spokes person said.

The Brussels government also plans “to add motorcycles to the LEZ rules, which are currently not included for operational reasons. A ban of the highest-polluting motorcycles will be added in 2022.”

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The 10 cars you are most likely to trade in within a year of purchase (and the 10 you are most likely to keep the longest)

More Mercedes-Benz C-Class models are purchased and sold or traded-in during the first year than any other model.

Paul A. Eisenstein, writing in The Detroit Bureau »

Some cars look great – until you actually buy them, and then, suddenly, you discover any number of reasons why you want to trade them in in a hurry.

For a variety of reasons, about 3% of the vehicles American motorists buy new will be sold or traded in during their first year of ownership. But a new study by iSeeCars found that the figure runs substantially higher for some products.

The top 10 cars you are likely to trade-in or sell the soonest included eight German and British luxury cars, two Nissans, but no traditional American brands »

  1. Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  2. BMW 3-Series
  3. Land Rover Discovery Sport
  4. Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
  5. Mini Clubman
  6. BMW X1
  7. BMW X3
  8. Nissan Versa Note
  9. Jaguar XF
  10. Nissan Versa

Here are the 10 cars you are most likely to keep the longest »

  1. Toyota Land Cruiser
  2. Chevrolet Corvette
  3. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
  4. Audi TT
  5. Ford Expedition
  6. Ford Mustang
  7. Toyota 4Runner
  8. Porsche 911
  9. Toyota Sequoia
  10. Toyota Avalon

Consumer Reports names the 10 Best Cars of the Year (and those to avoid)

Cars are one of the most expensive purchases people make. So it’s important they get value for their hard earned dollar.

Consumer Reports helps people select safe, reliable and satisfying cars and trucks. After all the testing and surveying of their members, here are their 10 best nameplates for 2018.

2018 Top Picks

  • Compact Car: Toyota Corolla
  • Compact Green Car: Chevrolet Bolt
  • Luxury Compact Car: Audi A4
  • Midsized Car: Toyota Camry
  • Large Car: Chevrolet Impala
  • Minivan: Toyota Sienna
  • Compact SUV: Subaru Forester
  • Luxury Compact SUV: BMW X3
  • Midsized SUV: Toyota Highlander
  • Full-Sized Pickup Truck: Ford F-150

And here is Consumer Report’s lowest rated cars and trucks for 2018:

2018 Lowest Rated Cars

  • Small SUV: Jeep Compass
  • Midsize SUV: Jeep Wrangler
  • Luxury Large SUV: Cadillac Escalade
  • Luxury Compact Car: Lexus IS300
  • Compact Pickup: Toyota Tacoma
  • Compact Car: Fiat 500L
  • Midsize Car: Nissan Altima

If you want to sit through the hour-long announcement, you can find it here.

 

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