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

German car manufacturer Daimler making huge investments in electromobility and autonomous transport as it seeks to dethrone US rival Tesla

More and more regularly now we are reading on the business or environment pages about the efforts to mainstream electric vehicles.  Nik Martin writes on the Deutsche Welle website about the plans outlined by Daimler’s new CEO.   Daimler doubles down on austerity as electric era beckons Daimler's new CEO has promised the luxury German … Continue reading German car manufacturer Daimler making huge investments in electromobility and autonomous transport as it seeks to dethrone US rival Tesla

Steps UK government needs to take to decarbonise cars by 2035

The UK government recently pledged to bring forward a ban on new diesel and petrol car sales from 2040, to 2035. Many are now concerned about how to achieve this. Ashley Fly, Lecturer in Vehicle Electrification at Loughborough University provides his views on The Conversation website on what it will take to reach the target. … Continue reading Steps UK government needs to take to decarbonise cars by 2035

Rubbish will be picked up in Britain as never before

Both the City of Westminster and Sheffield will be piloting a project to collect household rubbish from electric bin vehicles. These are diesel trucks that have been repowered with electric motors.  Maya Wolfe-Robinson explains in an article in The Guardian. It will be interesting to see how successful the pilot is.   Westminster and Sheffield … Continue reading Rubbish will be picked up in Britain as never before

Orkney Islands have one of the highest proportions of electric cars in Britain

The islands produce more power than they're able to consume, so diverting some of that into electric vehicles seems an obvious move, writes Kevin Keane on the BBC website. It is encouraging to see recent developments in Orkney, an archipelago off the northeastern coast of Scotland.   Is Orkney 'in the fast lane' on electric … Continue reading Orkney Islands have one of the highest proportions of electric cars in Britain

Raising the image of electric vehicles

Jeff McMahon writes on the Forbes website about the importance of ensuring there is adequate infrastructure for charging EVs. It does cause a dilemma, however, about what comes first – the electric vehicle or the charging station? What has been your experience?   The Electric-Vehicle Revolution Has A Visibility Problem Which comes first: the electric … Continue reading Raising the image of electric vehicles