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

New algorithm to improve energy performance can be integrated into any vehicle type – whether a gas vehicle, an e-vehicle, a compact car, or a truck

James Billington writes on the electric & hybrid vehicle technology international website about a new algorithm developed by FEV, a globally leading service provider which is cost efficient and flexible for many vehicle types.   New algorithm provides EVs with more accurate range and energy-saving routes Vehicle weight is a crucial factor when it comes … Continue reading New algorithm to improve energy performance can be integrated into any vehicle type – whether a gas vehicle, an e-vehicle, a compact car, or a truck

Discussing bidirectional flow of power between EVs and grids

Alan Brent, Professor and Chair in Sustainable Energy Systems at Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand discusses how electric vehicles can contribute to the grid in an article on The Conversation website.   Climate explained: could electric car batteries feed power back into the grid? Technically it is possible. You … Continue reading Discussing bidirectional flow of power between EVs and grids

Breakthrough with lifetime of batteries for electric vehicles lasting five times longer than average

We are always interested in technology innovation and we have seen a lot of progress in the development of batteries for electric vehicles. Louise Boyle writes on The Independent website about latest developments from the world’s largest maker of batteries for electric vehicles.   Landmark million-mile battery to power electric vehicles is ready for production … Continue reading Breakthrough with lifetime of batteries for electric vehicles lasting five times longer than average

A new technology based on research into nuclear fusion may have found a way to cut that recharging time by two thirds

Scientists believe they have achieved a breakthrough in cutting recharging time for electric vehicles. Tom Whipple explains in an article on The Times website.   Electric car scientists use nuclear tech to chase a 10‑minute charge For all the advantages of electric cars, there is one big disadvantage. If you want to go further than, … Continue reading A new technology based on research into nuclear fusion may have found a way to cut that recharging time by two thirds

Highways could become charging sites for electric vehicles, say Stanford engineers

Madeleine Cuff writes on the inews website about a breakthrough in wireless charging announced by Stanford engineers.   Scientists make breakthrough in wireless charging for electric vehicles Drivers could one day charge their electric vehicles without having to stop and plug in, thanks to a breakthrough in wireless charging announced by Stanford engineers. The US … Continue reading Highways could become charging sites for electric vehicles, say Stanford engineers

The need to find the right approach to convince people to purchase electric vehicles

Swapnesh Masrani, Assistant Professor, Management Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University explains that it is necessary to address the barriers that are putting people off from buying electric vehicles in an article on The Conversation website.   Zero emissions: government must address hurdles putting people off electric cars Ambitious targets have been set by the … Continue reading The need to find the right approach to convince people to purchase electric vehicles

Plans for real-world testing of heavy duty trucks

Efforts to electrify vehicles is not only restricted to cars. There are now efforts for large trucks and California is one region where there are many initiatives underway. Start-ups and established truck makers are racing to get their models on the road. Susan Carpenter explains latest developments in an article on the New York Times … Continue reading Plans for real-world testing of heavy duty trucks

London street becomes “electric avenue” that has been fully converted to cater for on-street car charging and bans vehicles using fossil fuels

Graeme Paton writes on The Times website about the conversion of one street in the Maida Vale district of London. Petrol and diesel cars are now banned from a 350m stretch of road in Britain for the first time under the toughest measures yet introduced to combat air pollution.   Clean air for all: Lampposts … Continue reading London street becomes “electric avenue” that has been fully converted to cater for on-street car charging and bans vehicles using fossil fuels