Men generally want speed, acceleration, style. Women want there to be a planet when their children grow up. That’s pretty much the findings of a University of Sussex study into who will buy electric vehicles and why, writes BRENDAN MONTAGUE A rapid and comprehensive transition to electric mobility will require a combination of technological, regulatory,
A nine-year-old girl’s fatal asthma attack has been linked to illegally high levels of air pollution. Ella Kissi-Debrah lived 25m (80ft) from London’s South Circular Road – a notorious pollution “hotspot”. She experienced three years of seizures and hospital stays before her death in February 2013. During that time, local air pollution levels breached EU
Globally, plug-in electric car sales in May exceeded 159,000, which is second best result ever. A new all-time record is now expected in June. The 159,346 deliveries reported for May translates into an outstanding growth rate of 75% year-over-year. 63% of sales came from BEVs, compared to 37% for PHEVs. After the first five months
BP and Shell have bought electric-car charging companies Power utilities are boosting sales to homes, chargers on roads A red-hot electric vehicle market has triggered a face-off between Big Oil and utilities. Oil majors, who’ve sold fossil fuels to cars for a century, are now moving into an electricity sector that’s preparing for exponential growth.
The Nordic country leads the world due to environmental concerns, but also big subsidies There is a low hum that Norwegians have grown used to as they walk down their streets. The sound of Teslas, Nissan Leafs, BMW i3s, VW e-Golfs and Kia Souls gliding past each other. While electric cars are increasingly noticeable in
Electric vehicles are cleaner and more efficient than conventional vehicles. Reports against EVs are coming from oil-backed studies, leading to skewed public perceptions of battery-run autos. Electricity powered transportation will cause less pollution and less asthma, cancer and other illnesses associated with pollution from the burning of fossil fuels. When technological innovation threatens to upend
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are a trend-setting couple on many levels — but there is one movement they’ve championed that has gone relatively unnoticed. With the world’s cameras set upon them last month, the royal couple rode in style from their wedding ceremony to the evening reception in a 1968 baby blue
Smart charging of electric vehicles (EVs) could cut the cost of integration into the UK power system by over £1 billion compared to standard charging, according to a new report that also found running an EV could be ten times cheaper than a conventional car. WWF commissioned Vivid Economics to deliver a two-part report on