Top and flop: The good and bad news of week 27

+ Top – You can now apply for a subsidy for an electric car

For years, business drivers in particular benefited from tax breaks on electric cars. However, from 1 July, a subsidy for electric cars will apply to private individuals. How does it work? What do you get? And what conditions are attached to it? We explain it to you.

+ Top – July 5th will finally start the 2020 Formula 1 season

This weekend is finally there: the Formula 1 season 2020 starts. Due to the corona crisis, the Grand Prix of Austria is held without an audience, but that should not spoil the fun for Max Verstappen. He has already won twice at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.

Top and flop: The good and bad news of week 27

+ Top – Mmh, that facelifted Bentley Betayga can take it

Accidentally. On the day we drove the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the facelifted version of its competitor was unveiled: the Bentley Bentayga. The design of the large luxury SUV has been controversial from the start, but is much easier to prune after the update.

Top and flop: The good and bad news of week 27

– Flop – Subsidy pot for electric cars already half empty after one day

Do you want to take advantage of a subsidy of 4,000 euros for a new electric car? Then you have to be quick. The subsidy scheme came into effect on 1 July and after one day the subsidy pot filled with EUR 10 million is already half empty. It will be filled again in early 2021, but that is still a long way away.

Top and flop: The good and bad news of week 27

– Flop – Why did many cars become more expensive on July 1?

From 1 July, the BPM purchase tax (Tax on Passenger Cars and Motorcycles) is calculated differently. And that has major consequences for the prices of new cars in the Netherlands. Many models become cheaper, but there are also plenty that become more expensive.

Top and flop: The good and bad news of week 27

– Flop – What gimmick did Audi come up with again?

We owe it to Audi that cars have LED daytime running lights and those affected dynamic turn signals. And now the brand comes with yet another innovation in lighting: the facelifted Audi Q5 has tail lights that you can order in three different designs. Why?