If fast charging networks are built for trucks, then they can beat diesel in terms of cost

Around 7% of global carbon emissions are generated by heavy transportation trucks. Adding extra batteries to carry the bigger loads just doesn't add up financially is the view for electric trucks. But a new study from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), says that we are looking at the issue the wrong way round. Matt McGrath … Continue reading If fast charging networks are built for trucks, then they can beat diesel in terms of cost

Electric vehicle company has launched a “moonshot” goal of launching the world’s first carbon neutral car by the end of the decade

Polestar, the electric car brand owned by Volvo wants the car to hit the market by the end of the decade as the world’s first carbon neutral car by the end of the decade. Madeleine Cuff discusses latest developments in an article on the inews website.   Polestar promises to create the world’s first carbon … Continue reading Electric vehicle company has launched a “moonshot” goal of launching the world’s first carbon neutral car by the end of the decade

One way to reduce transport emissions relatively quickly, and potentially globally, is to swap cars for cycling, e-biking and walking

There is growing awareness that a new approach to travel is seriously needed. This is particularly true because transport is one of the most challenging sectors to decarbonise due to its heavy fossil fuel use and reliance on carbon-intensive infrastructure. Christian Brand, Associate Professor in Transport, Energy & Environment, Transport Studies Unit at the University … Continue reading One way to reduce transport emissions relatively quickly, and potentially globally, is to swap cars for cycling, e-biking and walking

Manufacturers fight to source the exotic materials needed to produce batteries for electric vehicles

Shortage of key materials and rising demand for batteries prompt urgent calls for action to avoid supply issues. Alan Tovey discusses the issues in an article on The Telegraph website.   Electric car rush drives rare earths arms race Car companies’ rush to go all-electric is likely to drive an arms race between manufacturers as … Continue reading Manufacturers fight to source the exotic materials needed to produce batteries for electric vehicles

“The problem isn’t just gas-fueled cars but car-fueled lives”

Changing the fuel won’t solve the bigger problems of our addiction to cars:  their resource-intensiveness; their destruction of community; the sacrifice of our real future for manufacturer’s promises that there’ll be a better tomorrow if we just let them get away with a worse today; the highway carnage…. Farhad Manjoo discusses in an opinion piece … Continue reading “The problem isn’t just gas-fueled cars but car-fueled lives”

Is new fast-charging battery a gamechanger?

With the increased attention to switch to electric vehicles, one of the weak points concerns batteries. One Israeli company has come up with a battery that can be fully charged in just five minutes. While five-minute charging is not a complete gamechanger, it makes the transition to electric vehicles an easier sell, according to an … Continue reading Is new fast-charging battery a gamechanger?

Automakers recognise the future importance of electrification but still need to increase fuel efficiency

Though EVs are important, it’s emissions from the entire automobile fleet – meaning vehicles of all types and sizes – that ultimately matter for climate. John DeCicco, Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan argues in an article on The Conversation website about the need to continue increasing fuel efficiency.   To make the … Continue reading Automakers recognise the future importance of electrification but still need to increase fuel efficiency

GM’s electric car goal blindsides rivals

Every carmaker is trying to figure out how to make the leap before governments force it and Tesla and other start-ups lure away drivers. Now Neal E. Boudette and Coral Davenport write on the New  York Times about the news that GM is making the transition to electric vehicles and shaking up the car industry. … Continue reading GM’s electric car goal blindsides rivals

Electric vehicles now have more than half the market share in Norway

A Reuters news item on the Guardian website shows how electric vehicles have transformed the vehicle market in Norway. The country has one of the world’s most ambitious green targets, planning to phase out sales of all new fossil-fuel vehicles by 2025. What is the situation in your country?   Electric cars rise to record … Continue reading Electric vehicles now have more than half the market share in Norway

Investing in renewable energy and promoting electric vehicles is far from being enough to limit global warming and achieve sustainability

Shifting to electric vehicles while maintaining current travelling habits will not deliver emissions reductions required by European Green Deal and Paris Agreement. Margarita Mediavilla and Khaled Diab discuss the issues in an article on The Ecologist website.   The unsustainability of the electric car The European Green Deal sets ambitious targets for decarbonising the European … Continue reading Investing in renewable energy and promoting electric vehicles is far from being enough to limit global warming and achieve sustainability