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11 01 2021 | 15:03

Activating ‘tipping points’ in society could push world towards greater climate action, researchers say.

The rapid decline of coal-fired power in the UK and petrol cars in Norway indicate how small policy changes can lead to dramatic climate action, researchers argue. Activating positive “tipping…

11 01 2021 | 14:22

Electric cars rise to record 54% market share in Norway.

Nordic country becomes first in the world where electric car sales outstrip those powered by other means. Norway became the first country in the world where the sale of electric cars has overtaken…

28 11 2020 | 08:15

U.S. Utilities, Tesla, Uber Form Lobbying Group for Electric Vehicles.

A coalition launched the Zero Emission Transportation Association on Tuesday with plans to push for 100% EV sales across all sectors by 2030. The coalition of corporate entities that stand to…

26 11 2020 | 16:55

Barcelona launches 10-year plan to reclaim city streets from cars.

Plans include making one in three Eixample streets “green zones” and creating 21 public squares. Barcelona has launched an ambitious 10-year plan to reclaim the city’s streets from cars and cut down…

19 11 2020 | 13:07

Covid set back attitudes to public transport by two decades, says RAC.

Most Britons see their car as more important now and would not choose greener alternative. The pandemic has put back attitudes to driving versus public transport by two decades, with almost two-…

16 11 2020 | 07:08

Bentley to stop making petrol cars by 2030 and go fully electric.

Luxury car brand promises to shift business to become ‘end-to-end carbon neutral’. Bentley, the luxury carmaker, will stop making fossil fuel cars by 2030 and aims to be completely carbon neutral at…

16 11 2020 | 06:46

Car-free neighbourhoods: the unlikely new frontline in the culture wars.

Covid measures to encourage cycling and walking in UK cities should have been a victory for the environment and wellbeing. So why are communities so divided?

05 11 2020 | 08:21

We must not miss this glorious chance to address the climate and biodiversity crises.

If the government plots a green recovery from coronavirus, the benefits are endless. If it doesn’t, we’re screwed.

27 10 2020 | 12:33

Climate change: 'Dangerous and dirty' used cars sold to Africa.

Millions of highly polluting used cars from rich countries are being "dumped" on developing nations, according to a UN report. Between 2015 and 2018, some 14 million older, poor quality vehicles…

23 10 2020 | 12:01

Electric cars 'as cheap to manufacture' as regular models by 2024

Analysis by UBS suggests shift away from fossil fuel vehicles may be imminent. Electric cars will cost the same to make as conventional cars, with internal combustion engines, by 2024 and an…

10 10 2020 | 08:58

State subsidies for company cars top €32bn in UK and EU

UK alone spends €5.7bn and Germany €12bn but analysis finds subsidies often go towards most polluting fleet vehicles UK and European governments give companies subsidies worth €32bn (£29bn) a year…

10 10 2020 | 08:14

The Ulez countdown: Londoners have a year to ditch old polluting cars.

A £12.50 a day charge will affect 350,000 motorists from next October when the Ultra Low Emission Zone is expanded. The streets of London are set to become cleaner. And drivers who have cars that do…

05 10 2020 | 09:29

Are electric cars on a road to nowhere?

Readers respond to George Monbiot’s warning that electric vehicles are not the solution to the UK’s pollution and transport problems.

27 09 2020 | 08:50

California Governor Signs Order Banning Sales Of New Gasoline Cars By 2035.

California will phase out the sale of all gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 in a bid to lead the U.S. in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the state's drivers to switch to electric…

07 09 2020 | 10:55

How SUVs conquered the world – at the expense of its climate.

Exclusive new emissions analysis shows how much more dangerous for the climate SUVs are than smaller vehicles, and how embedded they have become in our lives. They are the hulking cars that have…

16 08 2020 | 08:57

BMW Group launches eDrive Zones technology in the UK.

BMW Group becomes first car manufacture to use GPS geo-fencing technology in areas of London and Birmingham. As a response to the introduction of “low emission zones” in cities, BMW has designed…

10 08 2020 | 08:00

General Motors and EVgo Commit to Much Larger EV Fast Charger Network.

General Motors (GM) continues its push towards an all-electric, zero emissions future with theannouncement last Friday of the company’s partnership with EVgo. Together, the companies say they will…

10 08 2020 | 07:17

Climate explained: could electric car batteries feed power back into the grid?

Why can’t I use the battery from my electric car to export solar power to the grid when I don’t need it? Technically it is possible. You could charge your electric vehicle (EV) with solar…

05 08 2020 | 07:55

Environmental Advocates Call for Ban on SUV Ads.

To meet its climate targets, the UK should ban advertisements for gas-guzzling SUVs, according to a report from a British think tank that wants to make SUVs the new smoking, as the BBC reported. The…

12 07 2020 | 08:04

NSW government awards $1m grant to develop ‘flying car’.

Testing facility for zero-emissions four-passenger electric aircraft expected to be built in Narromine within the year. The New South Wales government has awarded almost $1m from a regional grants…