Electric car emissions myth ‘busted’

Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are a damaging myth, new research shows. Media reports have questioned if electric cars are really “greener” once emissions from manufacture and electricity generation are counted. The research concludes that in most places electric cars produce fewer emissions overall – even if generation still involves fossil

PM confirms 2035 ICE ban, but must be followed with ‘real action’ industry warns

The phase-out of petrol and diesel cars is to be brought forward from 2040 to 2035, Prime Minister Boris Johnson today confirmed. The ban is also now set to include hybrids for the first time, with the potential for an earlier phase-out date than 2035 subject to a consultation. The PM confirmed the new date

Electric car sales are rising, but so are emissions. What’s going on?

More of us are buying electric cars than ever before, but our emissions are still going up. Falling diesel and rising SUV sales are to blame Here’s a misleading statistic: UK electric car sales doubled in 2019. According to market insights firm LMC Automotive, battery electric vehicles made up 1.6 per cent of UK sales

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

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

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