China is erecting factories for electric cars almost as fast as the rest of the world combined

Fueled with money from Wall Street and local officials, automakers plan to build eight million electric cars a year in China, more than Europe and North America combined. Keith Bradsher discusses latest developments in an article on the New  York Times website.   As Cars Go Electric, China Builds a Big Lead in Factories Xpeng … Continue reading China is erecting factories for electric cars almost as fast as the rest of the world combined

What should we do with SUVs?

Tom Stacey, Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Anglia Ruskin University discusses in an article on The Conversation website the problems we face with the growing popularity with SUVs following a new report that analyses the popularity of SUVs. This follows an earlier post on EiD showing that SUVs accounted for 42 … Continue reading What should we do with SUVs?

New EEA studies on the most environmentally friendly modes of motorised passenger transport in Europe

Train travel remains overall the most environmentally friendly mode of motorised passenger transport in Europe — in terms of GHG emissions — as compared to travelling by car or plane, according to two transport and environment studies published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) this week.   Motorised transport: train, plane, road or boat — … Continue reading New EEA studies on the most environmentally friendly modes of motorised passenger transport in Europe

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

In search of a more sustainable tire

The Russian dandelion helped supply the Allied forces with rubber through the Second World War. Now, tire makers are hoping it could make a commercial comeback to help tires become more sustainable. Jack McGovan explains in an artlcle on the Deutsche Welle website.   Could rubber from dandelions make tires more sustainable? In 1931, Soviet … Continue reading In search of a more sustainable tire

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

A small minority take the lion’s share of flights across countries with the highest aviation emissions

In almost every country studied, less than half of the population flies every year. Instead, most trips are taken by a small minority of “frequent fliers”. In the UK, alone, about 70 per cent of flights are taken by just 15 per cent of the population. Daisy Dunne discusses a recent report on this by … Continue reading A small minority take the lion’s share of flights across countries with the highest aviation emissions

Public transit is hanging by a thread in many cities around the world and that’s a disaster for the world’s ability to address that other global crisis: climate change

Public transit offers a simple way for cities to lower GHG emissions, but the pandemic has pushed ridership, and revenue, off a cliff in many big systems. Somini Sengupta, Geneva Abdul, Manuela Andreoni and Veronica Penney discuss latest developments in an article on the New York Times website.   Riders Are Abandoning Buses and Trains. … Continue reading Public transit is hanging by a thread in many cities around the world and that’s a disaster for the world’s ability to address that other global crisis: climate change

“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”