Putting Electric Vehicles on the Fast Track

Three years ago, the world’s largest car manufacturer made global headlines for deliberately evading emissions standards. The Volkswagen Group spiraled into an unmitigated public relations crisis—now known as Dieselgate—once it became apparent that the company installed “defeat devices” in 11 million vehicles between 2009 and 2015. Those devices enabled VWs to pass emissions tests while

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EV100: 31 companies join drive to switch to electric vehicles

Global EV100 initiative reports progress among major corporates shifting towards 100 per cent electric fleets as it targets two million EVs by 2030 More than 30 global corporates have now pledged to switch their road fleets to electric vehicles through the EV100 initiative, which has set a target of electrifying two million vehicles by 2030

EVs cleaner than petrol or diesel cars, even when the electricity comes from coal

EVs emit less lifetime CO2 than cars with internal combustion engines, even in countries reliant on coal for electricity generation Electric vehicles (EVs) are better for the environment than internal combustion engine (ICE) models even when charged up with electricity generated by coal-fired power stations, according to new research. Data from BloombergNEF (BNEF) shows CO2

Was 2018 the peak for internal-combustion car sales?

Electric-car sales are growing. Total car sales around the world are shrinking. Put the two together, and the conclusion from many analysts is that sales of cars powered by internal combustion engines around the world have already peaked. From 2019 onward, they’re likely to do nothing but shrink, according to several automotive analysts interviewed in

Millions could miss out on benefits of electric vehicles

Millions of people could miss out on the environmental and financial benefits of electric vehicles (EVs), according to a new report. The report by the think tank Localis warns poorer parts of the country could get left behind unless local authorities are given to power to draw up their own ‘smart city’ plans and energy

Diesel MoT failures quadruple under new emissions test rules

Tougher MoT test sees almost 750,000 cars fail for substandard emissions; failure rate for diesel cars shoots up more than fourfold More than four times as many diesel cars have failed their MoT test for substandard emissions since tough new test criteria were introduced in May this year. Some 58,004 diesels failed the emission portion

Global oil demand under growing threat from electric cars, cleaner fuel

LONDON (Reuters) – Electric vehicles and more efficient fuel technology will cut transportation demand for oil by 2040 more than previously expected, but the world may still face a supply crunch without enough investment in new production, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday. Oil demand is not expected to peak before 2040, the

Electric vehicles are going to render the fight over fuel economy standards moot

The auto industry is headed for revolution, Trump notwithstanding. Though it may seem like several dozen scandals ago, the Trump administration is just now finalizing plans to freeze national fuel-economy standards in place, rather than steadily increasing them as Obama planned. This is a terrible idea, for reasons I have detailed at length — it