Dec 19, 2022 - 02:54 pm
Flanders considers banning combustion vehicles from 2035
From 2031, diesel cars will no longer be allowed to enter the environmental zones of the Flemish cities of Antwerp and Ghent, and from 2035 no petrol cars will be allowed either. This means that the tightening of the environmental zones there will be somewhat weaker than announced a year ago.
Oct 27, 2022 - 02:03 pm
Volvo Group to build truck battery modules in Ghent
The Volvo Group has announced plans to build a battery module production facility at its truck plant in Ghent, Belgium. This is scheduled to go into operation in 2025 and will cost around 75 million euros in the first stage.
May 17, 2022 - 03:01 pm
Volvo Trucks opens battery factory in Belgium
Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo Trucks has opened its first battery assembly plant in Ghent, Belgium. There, cells and modules from Samsung SDI are assembled into customised battery packs for the FH, FM and FMX heavy-duty electric truck series.
Dec 7, 2021 - 02:08 pm
TotalEnergies to add 800 charge points for Ghent
The French energy company TotalEnergies has won a tender from the city of Ghent to install 800 new charging points by 2025 and to operate them for ten years. For Total, this is already the third such order from a major Belgian city.
Nov 16, 2021 - 04:44 pm
Volvo announces plans for another European plant
Volvo Cars is planning a significant expansion of its production capacities and intends to build another plant in Europe in the medium term. Initially, production capacity at the existing European plants in Torslanda near Gothenburg and Ghent in Belgium is to increase to 1.2 million vehicles.
Jan 7, 2021 - 02:20 pm
Volvo targets 60% EV production in Ghent by 2022
Volvo Cars is tripling the production capacity for electric cars at its plant in Ghent, Belgium. By 2022, electric cars are to account for around 60 per cent of total production capacity there. Among other things, a purely electric version and the PHEV versions of the Volvo XC40 have been produced in Ghent so far.
Oct 5, 2020 - 11:24 pm
City of Ghent promotes charging infrastructure
The Belgian town of Ghent is increasing its public charging infrastructure and published plans to install another 100 charge points by 2022. They will join the existing networks that are to reach 300 charging stations at the time.
Oct 2, 2020 - 11:40 am
First series electric XC40s rolling off the assembly line
Volvo has started series production of the fully electric XC40 Recharge in Ghent. The first cars are to be delivered to customers in Europe this month. However, the production of the XC40 Recharge planned for this year is already sold out.
Mar 6, 2020 - 02:56 pm
Volvo launches battery assembly in Ghent
Volvo Cars has inaugurated a battery assembly line at its Belgian production site in Ghent. Batteries for the XC40 Recharge P8 will start rolling off assembly lines at the Ghent plant from March, while the production of the first electric Volvo is also scheduled to start in Ghent in the autumn.
Jun 6, 2018 - 05:28 pm
Belgium: Electric buses coming to Ghent and Leuven
VDL Bus & Coach has received an order from Flanders. Transport operator De Lijn wants to buy 146 buses in total, among them a large batch of hybrid models and some all-electric ones to arrive early next year. The buses will serve on routes in Ghent and Leuven.
Mar 27, 2018 - 01:17 pm
Lynk & Co present model 02 and preview 03 for China
The Geely brand Lynk & Co has revealed the design for their second model 02 in Amsterdam. The crossover SUV will be available in Europe as a PHEV as of 2020, and a purely electric version is to follow. Production will be set in Belgium.