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US spends billions on roads rather than public transport in ‘climate time bomb’

  2024-02-29 in The Guardian

New analysis finds money from Biden’s $1.2tn infrastructure bill has overwhelmingly been spent on widening highways for cars

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Cars

Electric cars: Lords urge action on 'misinformation' in press

  2024-02-06 in The BBC

The Lords Climate Change Committee called on the government to push back against mistruths on range and cost.

  Tagged under: Cars

Barcelona imposes severe water restrictions during worst drought ever

  2024-02-01 (or before) in Euronews

Citizens could be fined for washing cars or watering gardens.

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought | Cars

SUVs drive trend for new cars to grow 1cm wider in UK and EU every two years, says report

  2024-01-22 in The Guardian

Bigger cars more likely to kill people, release more toxic gas and are outgrowing design of cities

  Tagged under: Cars | France

Frigid weather can make charging electric vehicles tough – here’s what you need to know

  2024-01-19 in The Guardian

Freezing temperatures across central US have cut electric vehicles’ range and left drivers facing long waits at charging stations

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars

“This is our North Star:” Auto giant backs sodium-ion EV battery technology

  2024-01-17 by in The Driven - Australian EV News

Dutch automotive giant Stellantis among several companies to invest in French company Tiamat which is commercialising sodium-ion battery technology.

  Tagged under: Batteries | Cars

‘Cheaper to save the world than destroy it’: why capitalism is going green

  2024-01-15 in The Guardian

Akshat Rathi argues that around the world economies are switching to clean technology as prices drop

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Capitalism | Cars

Do electric cars really produce fewer carbon emissions than petrol or diesel vehicles?

  2023-12-23 in The Guardian

In part five of our series exploring myths surrounding EVs, we assess the greenwashing claims

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electric Cars | Cars

EVs have 79% more reliability problems than gas cars, says Consumer Reports

  2023-11-29 in Ars Technica

Teething problems abound with new electric powertrains.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | EVs | Cars

Toyota SUV adverts banned in UK on environmental grounds

  2023-11-22 in The Guardian

Advertising Standards Authority says Hilux poster and video condone driving that disregards ‘impact on nature’

  Tagged under: Cars

The world's 280 million electric bikes and mopeds are cutting demand for oil far more than electric cars

  2023-11-20 in Business Green

The UK's leading source of information for the green economy, delivering the latest news and in-depth analysis on green business and environmental issues.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars

Plastic Waste in the Fuel Tank?

  2023-11-16 by in LOW?TECH MAGAZINE

Consumer societies produce enough plastic waste to power at least 10% of motorized road traffic. Dutch designer Gijs Schalkx grabbed the opportunity and now drives his car on the waste he collects.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electric Cars | Fossil Fuels | Cars

Moment cars swept away down street in Italy

  2023-11-03 (or before) in The BBC

Storm Ciarán brought the heaviest rain to hit Tuscany in 50 years, with more forecast for the weekend.

  Tagged under: Cars

Milan plans to ban cars from city centre by mid 2024

  2023-10-24 (or before) in Euronews

Levels of pollutants in Milan's air are almost four times the safe amount.

  Tagged under: Pollution | Cars | Italy

Rishi Sunak: Cars, boilers and net zero - key takeaways from PM's speech - BBC News

  2023-10-02 (or before) in The BBC

The PM announces changes to his green approach, but says 2050 net zero targets will still be met.

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Net Zero | Cars

‘Staggering’ green growth gives hope for 1.5C, says global energy chief

  2023-09-26 in The Guardian

IEA’s Fatih Birol says uptake of solar power and EVs is in line with net zero goal but rich countries must hasten their broader plans

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Electric Cars | EVs | Net Zero | Cars

Electric car rules could cost carmakers billions - BBC News

  2023-09-25 (or before) in The BBC

New Brexit trade rules could push up the price of electric cars, manufacturers warn.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars

Why Tories are using cars as a political dividing line in the UK

  2023-09-24 in The Guardian

Attempt to show Labour as ‘anti-motorist’ at forefront of Conservative pre-election campaign

  Tagged under: Cars

Rishi Sunak considers weakening key green policies - BBC News

  2023-09-19 (or before) in The BBC

Plans could include delaying a ban on sales of new petrol cars and the phasing out of gas boilers.

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Cars

Chinese electric cars will reduce UK emissions but what about rivals here? - BBC News

  2023-09-16 (or before) in The BBC

Chinese car imports will help the UK hit its net zero goal but could damage its own car industry.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Net Zero | Cars

How cars ruin wild animals’ lives

  2023-09-12 by in Vox

If you love nature, consider not driving in it.

  Tagged under: Cars

August boost for EV market but regulatory uncertainty threatens future ambitions

  2023-09-05 in SMMT | Supporting & promoting the UK automotive industry

New car market enters second year of growth as August registrations rise 24.4%. Battery electric cars take highest monthly market share for the year, accounting for 20.1% of new cars reaching the road. Industry warns delay on Zero Emission Vehicle…

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars

Europe hits roadblocks in the race to switch to electric cars

  2023-08-26 in The Guardian

Despite progress towards a 2045 zero-emission goal, the high price of EVs has created a headache for governments

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | EVs | Cars | France

Our survey. Net Zero, climate change, cars, bans and LTNs. The nearer the target, the bigger the opposition. | Conservative Home

  2023-08-02 by in Conservative Home - Comprehensive, independent coverage of the UK Conservative Party

An emphatic 66 per cent are opposed to LDNs - and a socking great 83 per cent to the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Cars

An inconvenient truth: you can’t sell the green revolution to people who can’t afford it | Gaby Hinsliff

  2023-07-20 in The Guardian

In a cost of living crisis, heat pumps and electric cars are out of reach for most. Britain needs to fund a genuinely fair transition – and fast, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars

‘Heaviest rain ever’ causes deadly floods and landslides in Japan

  2023-07-11 in The Guardian

Mud engulfs houses and cars as island of Kyushu bears brunt of annual rainy season that is worsening with climate change

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Cars | Japan

The ark - cartoon

  2023-07-09 (or before) in

Cartoon depicting our contrasting attitudes to wildlife and cars

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Cars

Massive mineral deposit discovery could meet global battery and solar panel demand ‘for next 100 years’ | The Independent

  2023-07-04 (or before) in The Independent

Norge Mining hopes to open first mine in Norway within next five years

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Minerals | Electric Cars | Cars

UK to gain first lithium mine in Cornwall in boost to electric car industry

  2023-06-29 in The Guardian

British Lithium in joint venture with French mining company Imerys, aiming to extract 20,000 tonnes

  Tagged under: Lithium | Electric Cars | Cars

Driverless cars can now be hired in Milton Keynes in another world first for the city

  2023-06-04 (or before) in

The cars are controlled remotely by an operator

  Tagged under: Cars

Is a post-car future actually possible? Experts say yes — here's how we could do it

  2023-05-21 (or before) in

Though the United States seems hopelessly addicted to our vehicles, experts say we could rethink our civilization to live without them

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Cars

Germany Sets the New Standard for Cheap, National Mass Transit - Bloomberg

  2023-05-01 (or before) in Bloomberg

Germany will start one of the most affordable public transit offers anywhere in the world on Monday, setting a new benchmark to encourage consumers to ditch their cars and putting pressure on Berlin to make the shift work.

  Tagged under: Cars

Electric car costs and repairs take the spark out of green driving

  2023-04-23 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

The cost of insuring electric cars has jumped by 20 per cent over the past year as Teslas and other models are scrapped when their battery packs have the slight

  Tagged under: Insurance | Electric Cars | Cars | Tesla

The Loophole That Made Cars in America So Big

  2023-04-22 (or before) by in Distilled - Michael Thomas

SUVs dominate the roads today. Here's why.

  Tagged under: Cars

Deep-sea mining for rare metals will destroy ecosystems, say scientists

  2023-03-26 in The Guardian

Businesses want to trawl for nickel, manganese and cobalt to build electric cars and windfarms

  Tagged under: Oceans | Cobalt | Wind Power | Electric Cars | Cars

Musk company wants to dump millions of gallons of treated wastewater in Texas

  2023-03-15 (or before) by in Chron: Houston News, Sports, Entertainment, Food and Drink - Chron

A Musk-affiliated LLC has filed a request to dump 142,500 gallons per day near Bastrop.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Rivers | Cars | Texas | Tesla

The Supreme Court Declares War On The Environment | Climate Town

  2023-03-14 (or before) in YouTube

Is the plan to buy more air? Patreon: FoR mOrE ViDeOs:

  Tagged under: Environmental Protection Agency USA | Litigation | USA | Cars

Norfolk Southern’s call to burn derailed train cars ‘jaw-dropping’, Senate hears

  2023-03-09 in The Guardian

Local official tells panel of chaotic response Ohio derailment and operator’s chief executive makes first appearance before Congress

  Tagged under: US Politics | Cars | Trains

The madness of Big Auto’s push for hydrogen-powered cars

  2023-02-09 by in The Driven - Australian EV News

The battle between hydrogen and electric vehicles has been more about preserving entrenched energy monopolies and less about science. The war is now over but some continue to push the hydrogen pipe…

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Electric Cars | Cars

Major plug-in hybrid cars pollute more than official measures suggest

  2023-02-08 in The Guardian

BMW, Renault and Peugeot PHEVs all exceeded carbon dioxide output claimed in standard lab tests, on-road tests show

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars

If You Want a Car This Heavy, You Should Pay Through the Nose

  2023-01-31 by in Slate Magazine

It’s time to tax vehicles for weighing too much—even if they’re electric.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Electric Cars | Cars

EV reliance is sparking a dangerous mining boom. There’s another way to cut emissions, study says. - The Boston Globe

  2023-01-25 (or before) in The Boston Globe

Instead of simply swapping traditional cars for EVs, the report released Tuesday from the Climate and Community Project offers another way to tackle the climate crisis: reducing dependency on cars in general.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | EVs | Cars

Wyoming Republicans take a stand, want to ban electric cars

  2023-01-21 (or before) in Ars Technica

As childish legislative stunts go, this one is certainly pathetic.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars

Summer holidays see people queuing to charge electric cars for first time in Australia

  2023-01-15 in The Guardian

‘I am not minimising the frustration … but this will allow us to do congestion modelling with real-life data to tell us where we should upgrade,’ Evie Networks boss says

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars

Take That, California! Wyoming Legislators Draft Resolution Banning Electric Vehicles By 2035 | Cowboy State Daily

  2023-01-13 by in

In response to California and other states phasing out the sale of gasoline-powered cars, Wyoming legislators have introduced a resolution that would ban new electric vehicles in the Cowboy State by 2035.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars | California

E-bikes could be a more affordable way to reduce emissions

  2023-01-09 (or before) in NPR

With the average price of a new electric vehicle climbing to over sixty thousand dollars, might e-bikes be a more affordable solution to ditching gas powered cars?

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars

Reliance on hi-tech solutions to climate crisis perpetuates racism, says UN official

  2022-12-27 in The Guardian

Rapporteur Tendayi Achiume says projects are at expense of marginalised groups and Indigenous peoples

  Tagged under: COP27 | Renewable Energy | Electric Cars | Cars

CATL Will Mass Produce Sodium-Ion Batteries in 2023 |

  2022-10-28 in Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL) plans to start mass production of its sodium-ion batteries in 2023. CATL has setup a large supply chain for

  Tagged under: Batteries | Electric Cars | Cars

Electric Vehicles Won’t Save Us

  2022-10-18 in The Nation

A national fleet of battery-powered cars is unlikely to prove sustainable and could have catastrophic consequences globally.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Joe Biden | Cobalt | Electric Cars | Cars

Oil, war and the fate of industrial societies

  2022-10-13 by in resilience

The world teeters on the brink of economic disaster due to energy shortages caused by war. The main oil-producing nations are unable and unwilling to increase output, even though prices are high and threatening to go much higher. The solutions being proposed—electric cars and renewable energy technologies—are coming on line, but not fast enough. Sound familiar?

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electric Cars | Cars

The Right to Crash Cars Into People

  2022-10-10 (or before) by in The New Republic

How Republicans across the country came to endorse a terrorist tactic against protesters

  Tagged under: Activism | Cars | Florida

Biden talks up electric vehicle revolution – but is America ready to give up gas?

  2022-09-17 in The Guardian

President appears at Detroit auto show, where EVs are this year’s stars – but the road to electrification promises to be a bumpy one

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | EVs | Cars

A global comparison of the life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of combustion engine and electric passenger cars - International Council on Clean Transportation

  2022-08-28 (or before) in Countercurrents

Life-cycle assessment of the greenhouse gas emissions of passenger cars in China, Europe, India, and the United States, which together account for about 70% of new passenger car sales worldwide.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars

Report: Local authorities 'unprepared' for EV transition

  2022-07-15 in Business Green

A lack of local investment and awareness means local authorities could struggle to adequately support the switch to EVs and the target to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | EVs | Cars

New greenfield housing still designed around cars, report finds - BBC News

  2022-07-11 (or before) in The BBC

Services such as shops, schools and doctors are often almost impossible to reach on foot or by bike

  Tagged under: Housing | Cars

‘Insane’ lithium price bump threatens EV fix for climate change | Climate Crisis | Al Jazeera

  2022-07-07 (or before) by in Al Jazeera

The price of the metal used in batteries for electric cars has risen six-fold since the start of the year.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Climate Change | Electric Cars | Cars

A new algae farm will capture CO2 equal to exhaust of 8,000 cars

  2022-07-05 (or before) in Fortune

U.K. startup Brilliant Planet is racing to turn marine algae, one of Earth's most effective air purifiers, into a vital carbon-sequestration tool.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Cars

Why are we feeding crops to our cars when people are starving? | George Monbiot

  2022-06-30 in The Guardian

Modern biofuels are touted as a boon for the climate. But, used on a large scale, they are no more sustainable than whale oil, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Whales and Dolphins | Cars

EU countries reach climate crisis deal after late-night talks

  2022-06-29 in The Guardian

Environment ministers back phasing out fossil-fuel cars by 2035 and a €59bn fund to help ease cost burden of new policies on low income earners

  Tagged under: Cars

How a Battery Metals Squeeze Puts EV Future at Risk

  2022-06-08 (or before) in Bloomberg

The world’s epic shift into electric vehicles needs to overcome a major obstacle: how to meet rocketing demand for batteries, the vital component, while cutting the cost to help the cars go mainstream. Factory lines churning out power packs to fuel a clean energy future are being built faster than strained supply chains can keep up. A global rush to lock in stocks of lithium, nickel, cobalt and other key ingredients from a handful of nations has sent prices hurtling higher. There are major conce

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Cobalt | Electric Cars | Cars

12 best ways to get cars out of cities – ranked by new research

  2022-04-14 by in The Conversation

A new study finds congestion charging and creating car-free streets and separated bike lanes have been most effective at reducing car use in European cities.

  Tagged under: Cars

Manchin ‘very reluctant’ on electric cars in ominous sign for Biden’s climate fight

  2022-03-15 in The Guardian

Centrist Democrat, who holds key swing vote in US Senate, has poured scorn on the idea of phasing out gasoline and diesel cars

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Electric Cars | US Politics | Cars

‘We are afraid’: Erin Brockovich pollutant linked to global electric car boom

  2022-02-19 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Investigation uncovers evidence of contaminated air and water from one of Indonesia’s largest nickel mines

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars | Indonesia


  2022-02-11 (or before) in MIT Press

An optimistic—but realistic and feasible—action plan for fighting climate change while creating new jobs and a healthier environment: electrify everything.Climate change is a planetary emergency. We have to do something now—but what? Saul Griffith has a plan. In Electrify, Griffith lays out a detailed blueprint—optimistic but feasible—for fighting climate change while creating millions of new jobs and a healthier environment. Griffith's plan can be summed up simply: electrify everything. He explains exactly what it would take to transform our infrastructure, update our grid, and adapt our households...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Electric Cars | US Politics | Cars | Health | Electricity Grid | Finance

New greenfield housing forcing people to use cars, report finds

  2022-02-07 in The Guardian

Research finds sites too often far from amenities without public transport, cycling links or even pavements

  Tagged under: Housing | Cars

Plans to ban sale of new petrol and diesel cars slammed by fuming voters | The Sun

  2022-01-29 in

  Tagged under: Cars

BAC and Viritech team up in development of hydrogen sports car powertrains | Evo

  2022-01-28 (or before) in

Specialist hydrogen powertrain company to partner with BAC to create carbon-neutral sports car powertrains

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Cars

UK electric vehicle charging network is lagging behind, says Volkswagen

  2022-01-26 in The Guardian

‘Charging anxiety’ may prevent the government from meeting its 2030 target for mass adoption of zero-emission cars

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Net Zero | Cars | Climate Anxiety and Grief

Shell’s Massive Carbon Capture Plant Is Emitting More Than It’s Capturing

  2022-01-22 (or before) in VICE

A new Global Witness report found that it has the same carbon footprint per year as 1.2 million gas-powered cars.

  Tagged under: Shell | Cars

How the rise of electric cars endangers the ‘last frontier’ of the Philippines

  2022-01-20 in NBC News

A mine that supplies nickel for the batteries that power electric vehicles is on the verge of a major expansion into a pristine rainforest.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars

The transport challenge – beyond electric cars - Centre for Alternative Technology

  2022-01-17 in Centre for Alternative Technology

The electric car market is ready to skyrocket, but does replacing like-with-like go far enough? Our Free Information Office Joel Rawson explores...

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars

US emissions roared back last year after pandemic drop, figures show

  2022-01-10 in The Guardian

Planet-heating emissions rose by 6.2% compared to 2020, with rise largely down to increase in cars and trucks on the road

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Cars

Plans in England for car chargers in all commercial car parks quietly rolled back

  2021-12-27 in The Guardian

Only new or refurbished commercial buildings should install charge points, the DfT says, citing fears over cost

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars

Infrastructure killed the electric car - Nature Energy

  2021-12-16 (or before) in Nature

When prices are adjusted for quality, electric vehicles stood their ground to petrol cars in the early twentieth century United States. If the electricity grid had developed twenty years earlier, they might have reached a 68–79% market share and CO2 emissions per car could have declined by 60%, a new study finds.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars | Electricity | Electricity Grid

The Black Forest Holds a Secret to Making Electric Cars Greener

  2021-12-15 (or before) in Bloomberg

A new mining process aims to produce battery-grade lithium in Germany without hurting the environment.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Germany | Electric Cars | Cars | Trees

Battery power: five innovations for cleaner, greener electric vehicles

  2021-11-26 in The Guardian

EVs are seen as key in transition to low-carbon economy, but as their human and environmental costs become clearer, can new tech help?

  Tagged under: Batteries | Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | EVs | Cars

‘Battery arms race’: how China has monopolised the electric vehicle industry

  2021-11-25 in The Guardian

Chinese companies dominate mining, battery and manufacturing sectors, and amid human rights concerns, Europe and the US are struggling to keep pace

  Tagged under: Batteries | Congo | Africa | Electric Cars | Cars

Rio Tinto’s past casts a shadow over Serbia’s hopes of a lithium revolution

  2021-11-19 in The Guardian

People in the Jadar valley fear environmental catastrophe as Europe presses for self-sufficiency in battery technology

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Electric Cars | Cars

How to put an electric car on your driveway for as little as £900 | Autocar

  2021-11-18 (or before) in Autocar | Car News and Car Reviews

Dutch-Irish company offers electrical conversion kit for existing petrol or diesel cars

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars

Cars Are Going Electric. What Happens to the Used Batteries?

  2021-11-03 (or before) in WIRED Magazine

  Tagged under: Batteries | Electric Cars | Cars

World leaders announce plan to make green tech cheaper than alternatives

  2021-11-02 in The Guardian

UK, US and China among countries representing two-thirds of global economy to agree to push green energy and cars

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Fossil Fuels | Cars

Obsessing over electric cars is impeding the race to net zero: More active travel is essential

  2021-09-22 (or before) in

Globally, only one in 50 new cars were fully electric in 2020, and one in 14 in the UK. Sounds impressive, but even if all new cars sold were electric, it would still take 15-20 years to replace the world’s fossil fuel car fleet.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Net Zero | Cars

Hurricane Ida: At least 46 dead in the US after drowning in their homes and cars

  2021-09-02 (or before) in The Telegraph

The governors of New York and New Jersey declared a State of Emergency as flash-flooding batters the north-east in 'historic weather event'

  Tagged under: USA | Cars

Absolute Zero Report | UK FIRES | Julian Allwood, Professor of Engineering and the Environment | Renewable Heat | Renewable Heating | Renewable Cooling

  2021-08-23 (or before) in Ground Source Energy | District Heating | Heat Networks | Clean Heating | Sustainable Energy | Renewable Energy | Ground source heating | Heat Pumps | Ground source cooling

Absolute Zero Report | we can respond to climate change with today’s technologies | Decarbonisation of Heating | Electrification of heating | electric heat pumps | electric cars

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Electric Cars | Cars | Decarbonisation

Leading the charge! Can I make it from Land’s End to John o’Groats in an electric car?

  2021-07-28 in The Guardian

New petrol and diesel cars will be banned in the UK from 2030, and sales of electric vehicles are rising fast. But with drivers reliant on charging points how practical is the greener option? One writer finds out

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electric Cars | Greenhouse Gases | Hydrogen | Cars | Tesla

Electric cars: UK government urged to prevent ‘charging deserts’

  2021-07-23 in The Guardian

Competition watchdog investigates dominance of one provider across motorway service stations

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars

Only batteries have the power to save British carmaking

  2021-07-03 in The Guardian

Nissan’s ‘gigafactory’ in Sunderland must be the first of many sites if the UK is to compete in the electric vehicle era

  Tagged under: Batteries | Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars

The rush to ‘go electric’ comes with a hidden cost: destructive lithium mining | Thea Riofrancos

  2021-06-14 in The Guardian

As the world moves towards electric cars and renewable grids, demand for lithium is wreaking havoc in northern Chile, says academic Thea Riofrancos

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Lithium | Chile | Electric Cars | Cars | Electricity Grid

If we’re serious about slashing carbon emissions, our cars and gas boilers are just the start

  2021-06-04 (or before) in

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill offers our best hope of reaching net zero by 2050

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Cars

Using hydrogen fuel risks locking in reliance on fossil fuels, researchers warn

  2021-05-06 in The Guardian

Electrification of cars and home boilers best choice to fight the climate crisis, say scientists

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Hydrogen | Fossil Fuels | Cars

The race for rare earth minerals: can Australia fuel the electric vehicle revolution?

  2021-04-16 in The Guardian

China dominates supply of the elusive metals, which are vital to modern technology, but finding new sources is becoming a global priority

  Tagged under: China | Greenhouse Gases | Minerals | Electric Cars | Cars

This super-energy-dense battery could nearly double the range of electric vehicles

  2021-04-14 (or before) in MIT Technology Review

But some observers aren’t convinced that QuantumScape’s lithium-metal batteries will power cars and trucks on the road as soon as the company claims.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Electric Cars | Cars

Car industry lobbied UK government to delay ban on petrol and diesel cars

  2021-03-15 in The Guardian

Carmakers argued strongly against a ban earlier than 2040, in written submissions seen by the Guardian

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars

100% renewable energy could power the world by 2030, experts say - The Weather Network

  2021-03-02 (or before) in

Experts say the potential for rapid transformation of the world’s energy system has a parallel in the speed with which cars replaced horses in the 1900s.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Cars

Plug-in hybrid cars burn more fuel than tests record, says Which?

  2021-03-02 in The Guardian

Research suggests pollution from the vehicles could be worse than advertised

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars

Fossil fuel cars make 'hundreds of times' more waste than electric cars

  2021-03-01 in The Guardian

Analysis by transport group says battery electric vehicles are superior to their petrol and diesel counterparts

  Tagged under: Batteries | Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Fossil Fuels | Cars

SUVs and extra traffic cancelling out electric car gains in Britain

  2021-02-26 in The Guardian

Auditors say emissions down just 1% since 2011 and target of zero emissions by 2050 is a long way off

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars

Climate change: Why Norway, the UK and Canada are climate hypocrites - CNN

  2021-02-19 (or before) by in CNN

In Oslo, street lamps are powered by renewables. To conserve energy, the smart lights dim when nobody is around. The Norwegian capital, like the rest of the country, is proud of its exceptional green credentials. Its public transportation system too is powered entirely by renewable energy. Two thirds of new cars sold in the city are electric. There's even a highway for bees.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Electric Cars | Bees | Cars

Australia's electric vehicle policy steers us to a future based on fossil fuels. It needs to be dumped | Simon Holmes à Court

  2021-02-08 in The Guardian

Australia is way behind on vehicle electrification, but there are solutions to help us catch up

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Electric Cars | Fossil Fuels | Cars

Electric car batteries with five-minute charging times produced

  2021-01-19 in The Guardian

Exclusive: first factory production means recharging could soon be as fast as filling up petrol or diesel vehicles

  Tagged under: Batteries | Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars

Aston Martin in row over 'sock puppet PR firm' pushing anti-electric vehicle study

  2020-12-02 in The Guardian

Report disputing green benefits of EVs attributed to company registered to wife of carmaker’s director

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | EVs | Cars

How to hybridise batteries and supercapacitors | The Economist

  2020-11-06 (or before) in The Economist Magazine

The offspring will give electric cars more range and power

  Tagged under: Batteries | Electric Cars | Cars

Majority of European crops feeding animals and cars, not people - Greenpeace European Unit

  2020-10-23 (or before) in Greenpeace

Brussels, 16 October 2020 – The vast majority of European crop production is used to feed animals and create biofuels, rather than feeding people, new analysis has found. At the…

  Tagged under: Cars | Greenpeace | Food Production and Consumption

SUVs outselling EVs 37 to 1 | Auto Express

  2020-09-15 (or before) in

Sales of both vehicle types have grown, but 1.8 million SUVs were sold over the last four years compared with 47,000 EVs

  Tagged under: EVs | Electric Cars | Cars

Higher price of electric cars a concern for more than half of UK consumers

  2020-09-03 in The Guardian

Cost deterrent ‘risks UK being in slow lane’ in transition from fossil fuel vehicles, says car industry body

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars

Five Years After Speaking Out on Climate Change, Pope Francis Sounds an Urgent Alarm - Inside Climate News

  2020-08-07 in Inside Climate News

When Pope Francis issued his landmark teaching document on climate change in 2015, his words went straight to the heart of Susan Varlamoff. Varlamoff, 70, a biologist, read Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in the 1960s and speaks proudly of a Catholic faith that embraces science and calls on church members to take care of the […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Cars | Religion | Pope Francis

Don’t believe the hype – electric cars are not the saviours of humanity | The Independent | The Independent

  2020-04-05 (or before) in The Independent

Buying just one electric car would produce more carbon dioxide than 15 and a half years of electricity usage for the average UK family home, writes Donnachadh McCarthy

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Electric Cars | Fossil Fuels | Cars | Electricity

Electric cars produce less CO2 than petrol vehicles, study confirms

  2020-03-23 in The Guardian

Finding will come as boost to governments seeking to move to net zero carbon emissions

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Net Zero | Cars

New cars producing more carbon dioxide than older models

  2020-02-28 in The Guardian

Demand for bigger, heavier cars drives increase in greenhouse gas emissions

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Cars

Coventry drivers could get £3,000 transport vouchers for ditching cars

  2020-02-27 in The Guardian

Pilot project will offer people vouchers for public transport, taxis or car clubs

  Tagged under: Cars

Your car has a weight problem and we need to regulate it

  2020-02-24 by in The Correspondent

Is it a plane? Is it a steel factory? No, SUVs are the second fastest-growing source of CO2 emissions in the world. Until car weight is better regulated, manufacturers will not build smaller cars.

  Tagged under: Cars

Polluting vehicles could be pulled from UK sale, say carmakers

  2020-01-13 in The Guardian

New fines for breaches on CO2 limits will clash with British taste for higher-emission SUVs

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars

Electric cars could charge in 10 minutes with a new kind of battery

  2020-01-06 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Electric Cars | Cars | Electricity

York to ban private car journeys from city centre within three years

  2019-12-31 in The Guardian

City councillors unveil ‘unashamedly ambitious’ goal to cut carbon emissions

  Tagged under: Cities | Transport | UK | Cars

Rise in SUVs outsells electric cars in UK - London Business News |

  2019-12-09 by in LondonLovesBusiness

Overall exhaust emissions from new cars in the UK have been increasing the last three years as the rise in high emissions of sports utility vehicles (SUV) sales now outsells…

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars

Australia 'risks being dumping ground' for cars with greenhouse gas 1,400 times more potent than CO2

  2019-12-08 in The Guardian

Industry groups call for ban on HFC-134a refrigerant in car air-conditioning, already banned in the EU and US

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Cars

California says it won’t buy cars from GM, Toyota, others opposing tough tailpipe standards

  2019-11-16 in CalMatters - California Politics, Policy, and Political News

California's decision to buy only from carmakers that have agreed to follow its clean car rules may well cost GM's Chevrolet tens of millions of dollars.

  Tagged under: Cars | California

I applaud Bristol for banning diesel vehicles. But why not ban all private cars? | Leo Murray

  2019-11-04 in The Guardian

However welcome this plan is, the climate emergency demands truly radical steps, says climate campaigner Leo Murray

  Tagged under: Cars

Electric cars: Best and worst places to charge your car - BBC News

  2019-11-02 (or before) in The BBC

London and Scotland are the best places to find charging points, while Yorkshire is the worst.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars

Electric cars could be charged in 10 minutes in future, finds research

  2019-10-30 in The Guardian

Scientists are developing rapid-charging batteries that could be in use in a couple of years

  Tagged under: Batteries | Electric Cars | Cars

First 100% electric black cab for 120 years launches in London

  2019-10-23 in The Guardian

Converted Nissan van called the Dynamo licensed to help clean up capital’s ‘filthy air’

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars

Energy watchdog accused of stalling electric vehicle rollout

  2019-10-18 in The Guardian

Scottish Power boss says UK regulator needs reform after refusing upgrades to cope with e-vehicle demand

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars

No 10 hands Jaguar Land Rover £500m loan guarantee to develop electric cars

  2019-07-15 in The Guardian

Meeting of carmakers also told of plan for new houses to have EV charging point

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars | Finance

Electric cars 'will not solve transport problem,' report warns - BBC News

  2019-07-05 (or before) in The BBC

Car use will still need to be curbed, even when all vehicles use clean electricity, a report warns.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars | Electricity

Johnson Matthey chief: 'Diesel will be around for a long, long time'

  2019-06-24 (or before) in The Telegraph

The drive towards clean, electric vehicles ought to be a worry for Johnson Matthey.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars

MIT Admits that Electric Cars are Not Green - Pollute More than Petrol Cars

  2019-06-10 (or before) in

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars

Authorities probe whether carmakers colluded to delay clean cars

  2019-05-03 in Canada's National Observer

If the allegations are true, it would mean that consumers were likely deprived of opportunities to buy cars with the latest clean technologies.

  Tagged under: Cars

Dirty lies: how the car industry hid the truth about diesel emissions

  2019-03-22 in The Guardian

The long read: The ‘Dieselgate’ scandal was suppressed for years – while we should have been driving electric cars

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars | Air Travel | Health

CO₂ emission performance standards for cars and vans

  2018-12-29 (or before) in European Commission

Passenger cars and vans ('light commercial vehicles') are respectively responsible for around 12% and 2.5% of total EU emissions of carbon...

  Tagged under: Cars

Carmakers criticise 'unrealistic' EU plan to slash vehicle emissions

  2018-12-18 in The Guardian

Anger over intended 37.5% cut for new cars but environmental groups say it is not enough

  Tagged under: Cars

Conserving oil no longer necessary for US, says Trump administration

  2018-08-19 in The Guardian

New policy threatens to undermine decades of campaigns for efficient cars and other conservation programs

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | US Politics | Cars

Housing and car industries should be ‘ashamed’ of climate record

  2018-06-28 in The Guardian

Failure to build energy-efficient homes and clean cars risks UK missing its carbon targets, says government’s climate adviser

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Housing | Cars

Electric cars: everything you need to know

  2017-07-26 in The Guardian

From how to charge them to whether they are really better for the environment

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars

Koch brothers launch new misinformation campaign against electric cars

  2017-06-27 by in Electrek

Koch brothers launch misinformation campaign against EVs

  Tagged under: Disinformation and Misinformation | Electric Cars | EVs | Fossil Fuels | Cars

World's 15 Biggest Ships Create More Pollution Than All The Cars In The World - Industry Tap

  2013-06-05 by in

World's 15 Biggest Ships Create More Pollution Than All The Cars In The World - Industry Tap

  Tagged under: Cars

“The True Costs of Automobility: External Costs of Cars”

  2012-12-31 in

First, the good news: another academic study  using conventional cost-benefit analysis finds that motorists in the 27 EU countries have a net economic cost to society, with the UK second only to Ge…

  Tagged under: Cars

The surprisingly complex truth about planes and climate change | Duncan Clark

  2010-09-09 in The Guardian

Duncan Clark: A new study suggests that planes cause more warming than cars, while ships are cooling enough to counteract them both

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Cars

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