Sales of electric vehicles rise by 144 per cent as diesel cars decline in popularity

In a depressed new car market, sales of electric vehicles rose by 144 per cent in 2019, while diesel models continued the sharp slide in popularity witnessed in recent years. Overall, Brexit uncertainties, weak consumer and business confidence and slow overall economic growth helped push new car sales down. Preliminary figures suggest a fall of

Average CO2 emissions of cars sold in UK up for third year in row

Popularity of SUVs and falling diesel sales hit Britain’s hopes of reaching climate targets The average carbon dioxide emissions of cars sold in the UK rose for the third year in a row during 2019 as falling diesel sales and the rising popularity of SUVs dealt a blow to Britain’s hopes of reaching climate targets.

Climate change: If you worry about global warming, the next car you buy should be electric

If you’re concerned about climate change, the next car you buy really should be electric. Why? Because the average car, SUV or light truck in the United States is on the road for 11.8 years. So vehicles bought this coming year will be part of the shift away from fossil fuels that climate scientists say

Tesla Model3 (Image: Wikimedia/Carlquinn)

Tesla’s Musk says solar, energy storage will grow faster than electric cars, and there’s some truth to it

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently said the company’s solar and energy storage business will grow faster than its electric vehicle business. With Tesla making progress on Model 3 production efficiency, Musk said on the most recent earnings call there will be more focus on solar and the broader Tesla Energy business, which includes aligning intermittent

Are Electric Vehicles Actually Worse for the Environment than Combustion Engines?

With so many people claiming that electric vehicles are in fact bad for the environment, we take a look at the data. We’ve all seen it in the comments sections of social media posts. There are always a few people adamant that electric vehicles pollute more than internal combustion engine vehicles. At best, they claim

London Climate March - the Rally (Image: T. Larkum)

This Guy Studies the ‘Global Systems Death Spiral’ That Might End Humanity

Could climate change get so bad that it leads to our extinction? A few researchers are trying to answer that question. Simon Beard has a career that most people would consider depressing and terrifying. He is part of a team of researchers trying to figure out if, how, and when climate change could cause the

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Transforming the way we travel is an essential part of tackling the climate crisis. The transport sector contributes about 20% of global carbon emissions. In the UK the figure is 33%, and the country has made virtually no progress in reducing emissions from transport. In many countries, they’re actually increasing. Electric vehicles are often hailed

Tesla showroom in Milton Keynes (Image: T. Larkum)

Tesla owners weather PG&E’s power outage as gas stations across CA shut down

Tensions are rising in up to 34 counties in California as residents begin feeling the effects of Pacific Gas and Electric Co’s decision to cut power to around 800,000 customers as a way to avoid potential wildfires in the area. Amidst the chaos, Tesla owners who have installed rooftop solar and Powerwall 2 batteries are

Milton Keynes 'Mushrooms' Charging Hub (Image: T. Larkum)

Labour unveils ‘mammoth’ multi-billion offshore wind and EV charging pledges

A Labour government would take the UK’s offshore wind capacity to 52GW within the next 10 years and invest billions in EV charging infrastructure, the party has said. Ahead of shadow energy secretary Rebecca Long Bailey’s speech at the party’s conference today, the party unveiled a raft of clean energy pledges designed at ramping up