Commentary: Why California’s ban on gas-powered cars isn’t all that radical

Climate change is already doing a lot of damage – and the prohibition on the sale of new fossil-fuel cars is 15 years away. Banning dealers from selling anything but zero-emission cars from 2035, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom decreed this week, sounds pretty radical on first hearing. Electric vehicles are still a relatively niche

Could the coronavirus accelerate the green transition?

Coronavirus continues to impact businesses across the globe causing uncertainty in all sectors of the economy. While lockdowns and travel restrictions have been relaxed in the UK, the drastically reduced air pollution experienced, albeit temporarily, has driven reappraisal of future mobility strategies while also highlighting a significant role and opportunity for the electric vehicle (EV)

Incentivising EVs suggested to reduce coronavirus impact

Electric vehicle tax breaks, scrappage schemes and extended emissions zones have all been proposed to reduce the likelihood of a second wave of coronavirus in the All-Party Parliamentary Group Air Pollution’s (APPG Air Pollution) latest document; Air Quality Strategy to Reduce Coronavirus Infection. The Air Quality Strategy document recognises the importance the global lockdown has

MPs call for accelerated rollout of EV infrastructure and emission zone extensions

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Air Pollution has called for an accelreated roll out of electric vehicle infrastructure and for emissions zones to be extended to help tackle climate change as the coronavirus lockdown starts to lift. The APPG has launched its Strategy to Reduce Coronavirus Infection as we emerge from Lockdown in order to

Electric cars gain market share in Europe despite Covid-19 crisis

Data suggests that carmakers are making progress towards meeting emissions reductions targets Electric and hybrid cars gained traction among European buyers in April despite coronavirus lockdowns stalling the market, suggesting carmakers are likely to avoid potential fines potentially worth billions of euros if they fail to reduce average emissions. Battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid

Brits predicted to surge to electric vehicles post-lockdown

Improved air pollution levels during lockdown could result in a surge towards electric vehicles (EVs), a new study has found. The latest research by online parking portal discovered that 4-in-10 people are more likely to purchase an EV in the future as a direct result of the lockdown which has seen fewer vehicles on