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22 03 2021 | 09:28

Charging infrastructure business electrifies Europe.

The public charging infrastructure in Europe continues to grow rapidly - by 35 percent in 2020 compared to the previous year.

12 03 2021 | 11:52

We Had Electric Cars in 1900 ... Then This Happened.

Tearing through the crowded streets of Philadelphia, an electric car and a gas-powered car sought to win a heated race.

07 03 2021 | 07:23

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

Analysis by transport group says battery electric vehicles are superior to their petrol and diesel counterparts. Fossil fuel cars waste hundreds of times more raw material than their battery…

07 03 2021 | 07:20

Volvo says it will make only electric cars by 2030.

Swedish carmaker also says it will sell its vehicles to consumers online only. Volvo plans to sell only electric cars by 2030 in the latest move by a legacy carmaker to abandon fossil fuels that…

26 02 2021 | 08:53

Ford plans for all cars sold in Europe to be electric by 2030.

US firm to spend $1bn converting plant in Cologne to become its first electric vehicle facility in Europe. Ford has pledged that all of its cars on sale in Europe will be electric by 2030, in the…

09 02 2021 | 09:17

Coca-Cola European Partners announces transition of company cars to electric vehicles by 2030.

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced it is joining EV100, a global initiative uniting companies that are committed to accelerating the transition to EVs. Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has…

09 02 2021 | 09:11

Make oil firms install electric car chargers in petrol stations, says thinktank.

Proposals to accelerate electric car rollout also call for grants towards buying secondhand electric vehicles. Oil companies should be required to install rapid chargers for electric cars in all…

08 02 2021 | 16:03

The Guardian view on electric cars: greener roads are good.

Technological advances combined with tough emissions targets are bringing the end of petrol and diesel traffic into view

03 02 2021 | 13:57

These Are the ‘Positive’ Tipping Points That Could Slow Global Warming.

An academic paper suggests key tipping points can significantly reduce carbon emissions, which would help to slow global warming. Government policies are making coal uneconomical. Electric vehicle…

03 02 2021 | 10:30

Electric car batteries with five-minute charging times produced.

Exclusive: first factory production means recharging could soon be as fast as filling up petrol or diesel vehicles. Batteries capable of fully charging in five minutes have been produced in a…

03 02 2021 | 10:19

Electric vehicles close to ‘tipping point’ of mass adoption.

Sales increase 43% globally in 2020 as plunging battery costs mean the cars will soon be the cheapest vehicles to buy. Electric vehicles are close to the “tipping point” of rapid mass adoption…

03 02 2021 | 09:23

Electric cars are not the only green solution.

Chris Barker says more cars of any kind are bad news for pollution, while Dr Robin Russell-Jones believes British entrepreneurs can rise to the challenge of ‘green growth’.

27 01 2021 | 11:08

Electric Cars Are Better for the Planet – and Often Your Budget, Too

Electric vehicles are better for the climate than gas-powered cars, but many Americans are still reluctant to buy them. One reason: The larger upfront cost. New data published Thursday shows that…

13 12 2020 | 06:46

GRIDSERVE opens UK’s first Electric Forecourt to support mass market EV charging

UK-wide network of over 100 Electric Forecourts® powered by net zero carbon energy will solve EV charging concerns and pave the way to mass EV adoption well ahead of 2030 petrol and diesel ban.…

13 12 2020 | 06:26

Kenya’s Sokowatch launches commercial electric tuk-tuks in Uganda.

Kenyan e-commerce platform Sokowatch has added electric tuk-tuks to its delivery fleet in Uganda, making the vehicles the first to be used commercially in East Africa.  Launched in Nairobi in 2016, …

13 12 2020 | 06:22

UK's first all-electric car charging forecourt opens in Essex.

Clean energy firm Gridserve has plans for more than 100 such sites over next five years. Britain’s first all-electric car charging forecourt is set to open for business in Braintree, Essex, to…

29 11 2020 | 07:05

Road pricing could offset loss of fuel duty from electric cars.

Rishi Sunak looking at how to recoup lost revenues after ban on new petrol and diesel cars potentially from 2030. The government is exploring options for dealing with a £40bn black hole in the…

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 | 10:22

DHL unveils UK’s first purpose-built fully electric 16-tonne vehicle.

DHL has announced it has begun operating the first purpose-built fully electric 16-tonne vehicle in the UK.  The Volvo FL Electric 4x2 rigid is now part of DHL Supply Chain’s fleet in London, making…

20 11 2020 | 17:44

UK ban on new fossil fuel vehicles by 2030 'not enough' to hit climate targets.

Thinktank says deadline of 2026 is needed for government to meet its own carbon budget. The prime minister’s plan to bring forward a ban on the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles by 10 years to 2030…