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01 06 2020 | 07:36

Europe secures record €60bn investment in electric cars and batteries.

Last year, Europe surpassed China in investment for electric vehicles and batteries, analysis found. Driven by the EU’s CO2 car targets, industries and governments have invested 3.5 times more…

25 04 2020 | 12:42

Running a car costs much more than people think — stalling the uptake of green travel

Car owners underestimate total vehicle costs. Giving consumers this information could encourage the switch to cleaner transport and reduce emissions.

25 04 2020 | 12:13

Norway and the A-ha moment that made electric cars the answer.

A country fuelled by hydropower has become the world’s electric vehicle leader. In 1995, the lead singer of the 1980s band A-ha and the head of the Norwegian environmental group Bellona climbed…

26 03 2020 | 09:17

Siemens unveils UK’s first converted ‘Electric Avenue’.

Siemens has unveiled the UK’s first street that has been fully converted for charging electric vehicles. Over half a mile in length, the avenue ‘Electric Avenue, W9’ in Westminster has been turned…

05 03 2020 | 06:51

MINI joins forces with OVO Energy to offer customers free miles.

MINI has teamed up with OVO Energy to encourage customers to go green. MINI has announced a partnership with OVO Energy, providing an offer of 5,000 free miles to new MINI Electric owners in the UK…

05 03 2020 | 06:47

Hybrid carmakers accused of 'con' over zero-emissions claims.

Drivers hoping to cut emissions may be let down by cold weather or low battery charge Drivers hoping their new plug-in hybrid car will help cut down their carbon footprint may have an unlikely enemy…

05 03 2020 | 06:29

UK lags behind in €124bn European low-carbon investment table.

Britain contributed only 3% of continent’s 2019 green spending, report says British companies are lagging far behind their European neighbours in low-carbon investment after contributing only 3% of…

20 02 2020 | 07:14

SDG14: Could electric ferries power up a new era of greener shipping?

From Scandinavia to South East Asia Danfoss is charting a course towards zero emission shipping

16 02 2020 | 05:53

EDF snaps up electric vehicle charging firm Pod Point in £100m deal.

French-owned energy giant's takeover bid proves successful as it acquires majority stake in one of UK's largest EV charge point firms EDF has snapped up a majority stake in electric vehicle (EV)…

13 02 2020 | 06:52

Moixa team up with Alfen to demonstrate how AI could ‘revolutionise’ home EV charging.

Moixa has teamed up with energy solution specialist Alfen to launch a new EV charging partnership. Moixa, the developer of smart software for domestic battery and electric vehicle charging, and…

12 02 2020 | 05:03

Transform Energy Storage.

Apart from driving a clean transportation revolution over the next three decades, electric vehicles (EVs) could help the power grid’s storage needs as growing shares of renewable energy sources—…

05 02 2020 | 07:28

Costa Rica Is At Nearly 100% Renewable Energy For Electricity.

Costa Rica is blessed with an abundance of free-flowing water which it uses to generate more than 78% of the electricity it needs. But it is committed to getting to 100% renewables as soon as the end…

03 02 2020 | 09:29

UPS invests in electric vehicle manufacturer Arrival.

UPS has announced its investment in electric vehicle manufacturer Arrival. To support the energy transition, packaging delivery company UPS has announced its £339 million investment in electric…

21 01 2020 | 07:38

Glasgow unveils new electric buses to cut emissions ahead of net zero target.

Glasgow has unveiled all new electric buses that will be rolled out across the city. First Glasgow will roll out two all-electric buses as it becomes the city’s first commercial bus operator to…

18 12 2019 | 07:25

The Electrification Of Transportation Must Be Accompanied By On-Demand Access To Renewable Energy.

In our business and personal lives, the subject of ‘power’ has historically been viewed as a challenge focused primarily on measured and incremental changes in technology, government and consumer…

19 11 2019 | 06:17

Denmark calls for EU plan to phase out diesel and petrol cars.

Denmark, backed by 10 other European Union countries, on Friday (4 October 2019) called for a strategy to phase out diesel and petrol cars, including allowing the ban of sales at national-level by…

13 11 2019 | 09:46

UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain.

Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up a potentially huge waste management problem for the…

08 11 2019 | 06:43

All-electric BC transport economical, thanks to low-cost renewables.

If all vehicles in British Columbia were powered by electricity instead of liquid fuels by 2055, BC would need to more than double its electricity generation capacity to meet forecasted energy demand…

22 10 2019 | 09:27

Vehicles And Factories As It Rolls Out Electric Crossover.

Electric cars are great at reducing tailpipe emissions, but building them is also highly energy-intensive, so Volvo is using the launch of its new XC40 Recharge EV to commit to a 40% reduction across…

11 10 2019 | 15:12

As UN climate talks near, host Chile charges up electric transport.

Electric and diesel buses pass in turn along one of the main avenues in Chile’s capital Santiago, sweeping past the national football stadium and up towards the Andean mountains. The differences are…