On the program this week: the French electricity market in July, the future of Opel, some practical information for choosing young driver insurance, an unusual auction. Finally the continuation of the summer trials and the novelties of the week.
Update on electricity in France in July. The EV market share reached 13%, with a 32% increase in volumes compared to the same period last year. That’s nearly 17,000 sales last month. The Dacia Spring with 2,127 cars is ahead of the Tesla Model Y, ahead of the Fiat 500e and the Peugeot e-208. The MG4 has overtaken the Mégane E-tech over these 4 weeks, at the bottom of the Top 6. Since the beginning of the year, the Model Y has led sales with more than 19,300 units, which 9th place all engines combined.
Opel is preparing its future, and Forian Huettl CEO of Opel presented the main trends himself. The Experimental concept car carries the 3 pillars of the brand’s future. The very aerodynamic design called Modern German demonstrates the important role on the next models. The spacious interior called “Detox” will also become one of the characteristics of Opel. It will also be necessary to reckon with recycled materials testifying to the Green Innovation movement, for cars that are more respectful of the environment. The concept is to be discovered at the next IAA show in Munich in September.
Practical back-to-school news for young drivers. We help you find your car insurance at the best price. This is a real headache for this population, which is struggling to find a reasonable price. What type of profile are you? Is it worth taking out several contracts? How to compete? We give you a few tricks to get you out at the best price. The first piece of advice remains first of all to be honest about your past and your habits, whether garage or not for example, in order to avoid unpleasant surprises in the event of a claim. Find our dedicated article on our website.
The unusual news of the week. A million dollar auction for a rusty, wrecked car in Monterey. At a Californian event in a few days, RM Sotheby’s will take care of this auction like no other. This is a 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series 1. It is the second example of a series of 13 cars manufactured by Pininfarina. She ran in several legendary races in the hands of pilots who are no less. Another in good condition was sold for more than 3 million. Attention restaurateurs and collectors!
leblogauto.com is preparing for its return, and from the end of August you will discover the test drive of the Mercedes EQE SUV.
Finally the novelties of the week. The next electric Renault Scenic is rolling around Paris. Bugatti unveils a very special Chiron Super Sport called Golden Era. And Alpine is hanging out on the roads with a mysterious A110 R prototype.