Belgium: 7.5% of passenger cars are electric

Belgium: 7.5% of passenger cars are electric

On 1 August 2022, Belgium had 5,947,479 passenger cars, compared to 5,927,912 a year earlier. That is an increase of 0.3%. The number of passenger cars has increased by an average of 0.8% over the past ten years. This is according to new figures from Statbel, the Belgian statistical office. Hybrid cars currently account for 6.3% of the total passenger car fleet and have well exceeded the 350,000 mark: 375,107 hybrid cars compared to only 258,916 in 2021 (+45%). The number of fully electric passenger cars increased by 75% (71,651)…

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Potato processors report 17 percent fewer yearly output

Potato processors report 17 percent fewer yearly output

The potato processing industry in Belgium expects about 17 percent fewer potatoes this season due to the extreme drought of the past few months. Expressing that expectation immediately pushed the free market price to the highest level in weeks: 250 euros per tonne. CEO Christophe Vermeulen of Belgapom tells employees to expect a turbulent potato year. The North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) reported last week that the potato harvest in northwestern Europe is 7 to 10 percent lower. For our southern neighbors, the organization speaks of a decrease of 20…

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