More than seven years ago, President Obama called for one million electric cars to be on the road by this year, and the vehicles have gained a large fan club. Environmentalists promote them as a smart way to cut dangerous emissions. Owners love their pep and the gas money they save. Apple and Google have
Prince Charles has blamed climate change in part for the Syrian war and warned that global warming could exacerbate similar conflicts worldwide. Charles’s comments — in an interview broadcast Monday — came exactly one week before the start of a United Nations climate change conference in Paris, where he plans to deliver a keynote address.
We had our carpets cleaned the other day, and when the cleaner guy found out what I did, the very first thing he said was, “I was going to get an electric car.” Then he looked at me almost apologetically. “But I heard they’re actually worse for the environment.” It’s not the first time I’ve
Nissan is heading the electric vehicle revolution with more than 550 electric taxis now on the road in Europe. During 2015 alone, over 100 electric vehicles were delivered to taxi companies across Europe and growth of the electric taxi market looks set to continue, as its popularity has started to take hold in Eastern Europe.
What’s life really like with an electric car? Two years in a Renault Zoe should provide the answers My name is Jim Holder and I’ve bought an electric car. There, I’ve said it. Standing up in front of the autocar.co.uk crowd and saying that feels fairly momentous, because our readers are notoriously divided as to
For the first time in the history of North America (and perhaps the world) a city has legislated that local gas pumps now need to affix climate change warning stickers to serve customers. Passed unanimously by North Vancouver (Canada) city councillors last Monday, the new program will take effect in early 2016. North Vancouver Mayor,
Renault electric car sales grew last month by 27% (year-over-year – including the inclusion of the Twizy). In total, Renault delivered about 2,200 cars and nearly 290 Twizy (all numbers preliminary). Growth is fueled by Renault ZOE, which at nearly 1,850 sales not only represents about 84% of Renault’s all-electric car sales, but is moving
Porsche has tweaked its parallel hybrid drivetrain for this second-generation Panamera E-Hybrid, adding plug-in battery recharging that enables much more credible distances to be covered on electric-only propulsion while maintaining impressive performance. The Panamera S E-Hybrid is at its most effective when left to its own devices in Hybrid mode to optimise its power sources