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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

‘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

Car rental giant Hertz dumps EVs in U.S. in favour of gasoline engines | CBC News

  2024-01-12 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

Rental firm Hertz Global Holdings said on Thursday it would sell about 20,000 electric vehicles, including Teslas, from its U.S. fleet due to higher expenses related to collision and damage, and will opt for gas-powered vehicles.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | EVs | Tesla

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

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

‘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

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

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

How the United States solved South Korea’s problems with electric vehicle subsidies under the Inflation Reduction Act

  2023-07-26 in Peterson Institute for International Economics

South Korea felt “betrayed” when President Joseph R. Biden Jr. signed his administration’s flagship climate legislation, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022, into law. This paper first shows how the Biden administration addressed Korea’s concerns about the law’s effect on its sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States. Thanks in part to the Treasury Department’s regulations written to implement the law, Korean exports of EVs to the United States grew even after the IRA went into force.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | EVs | Legislation

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

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

'Record order': Volvo Trucks and Holcim ink deal to deploy 1,000 electric HGVs

  2023-05-22 in Business Green

Letter of intent to see auto manufacturer provide European building giant with up to 1,000 zero emission trucks by 2030

  Tagged under: EVs | Electric Cars

Electric fleets: Biffa revs up plans for electric bin lorries

  2023-04-28 in Business Green

Announcement comes as IKEA advances plans for zero emission fleet and official sales figures for EVs continue to soar

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | EVs

Tesla says global energy demand will be cut in half by switch to EVs and renewables

  2023-04-26 by in The Driven - Australian EV News

Tesla says transition to EVs, battery storage, wind and solar will slash energy consumption needs by half compared to inefficient fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Electric Cars | EVs | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power | Tesla

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

New EPA rules will upend industry as automakers' EV plans are too low

  2023-04-09 by in Electrek

There's a huge gap between automakers' EV plans and new EPA rules. 2+ million more EVs need to be made by 2030 – who will make them?

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | EVs

Scientists hail new battery with 4 times energy density of lithium-ion

  2023-04-03 by in The Driven - Australian EV News

New battery developed by researchers in US could provide “thousand mile” range for EVs and open up new possibilities for long-haul transport and electric planes.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Electric Cars | EVs

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

EV transition targets are ‘not achievable’ within current timelines, industry says

  2023-03-09 (or before) in

Manufacturers have named challenges in adapting to a new battery supply chain, concerns over the investment, shortages of raw materials and lack of grid capacity as barriers to the transition to electric vehicles (EVs).

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

The Pilbara mining companies exploring greener ventures amid energy shift

  2023-02-18 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Pilbara, known for its iron ore production, is set for another bumper year. But there are new players and projects emerging in Australia's resources heartland.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Lithium | Minerals | Electric Cars | EVs

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

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

Redwood Materials To Recycle All Batteries From VW, Audi EVs In USA

  2022-07-15 (or before) in InsideEVs | Electric Vehicle News, Reviews, and Reports

The company headed by Tesla co-founder JB Straubel will work directly with VW Group's 1,000 US dealers to identify end-of-life batteries and materials.

  Tagged under: Batteries | USA | Electric Cars | EVs

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

Car Advertising Finally Goes Electric

  2022-01-16 (or before) in Bloomberg

Industry giants have started making EVs en masse; now they have to figure out how to sell them. 

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | EVs

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

Stellantis CEO: EV transition costs are “beyond the limits” the auto industry can sustain

  2021-12-02 in

Stellantis CEO Carlos Taveres stated that the pressure for legacy automakers to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles could threaten jobs and vehicle quality as traditional carmakers struggle to manage the higher costs of producing EVs.  Taveres said that the costs of transitioning to electric vehicle production are “beyond the limits” of what the current […]

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | EVs

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

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

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

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

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

Now Is Not The Time To Pump The Brakes On Fleet Electrification

  2020-06-24 (or before) by in Forbes

In order to meet their long-term climate commitments as well as near-term policy requirements, fleet operators are continuing to accelerate their investments in electrification, even now.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Electric Cars | EVs

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

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

A new battery could keep your phone charged for five days

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

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Electric Cars | EVs

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

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

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

Factcheck: How electric vehicles help to tackle climate change

  2019-05-13 in Carbon Brief

Electric vehicles (EVs) are an important part of meeting global goals on climate change. They feature prominently in mitigation pathways that limit warming to well-below 2C or 1.5C, which would be inline with the Paris Agreement’s targets.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Electric Cars | EVs | Climate Change Mitigation

Here we go again: German research institute claims diesels are cleaner than EVs - Charged EVs

  2019-04-25 in Charged EVs | Electric Vehicles Magazine

Anti-EV hit pieces clog the blogosphere like pickup trucks on a Texas highway, but this one sounded much more serious than the usual anonymous speculation. A respected German research institute released a study claiming EVs are dirtier than diesel – music to the ears of many in the German auto industry. ‚ÄúConsidering Germany‚Äôs current energy... Read more »

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | EVs | Texas

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

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

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