California’s ban on gas-powered vehicles: Huge victory in the 50-year war for the electric car

It took 50 years, but California clean-air regulators never surrendered — and the electric future is here The California Air Resources Board’s recent decision to phase out all sales of gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 marked the culmination of a 50-year struggle by CARB to clean up California’s vehicular pollution, which has long been the largest

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Have booming EV sales crossed the mass-adoption tipping point?

Analysts suggest the world could be nearing a critical electric vehicle sales tipping point, when volatile early adoption trends are overtaken by mainstream demand. It is widely acknowledged that we are not acting quickly enough to address climate change. Global emissions have now exceeded pre-pandemic levels, China and India continue to build coal plants across their

Electric vehicles: separating the fact from the fiction and scaremongering

The transport industry is currently on the precipice of a revolution. 27% of all emissions in the UK come from transport, meaning it is a race against time to decarbonise. This revolution is most apparent with the fast roll-out of electric passenger vehicles. Data from New AutoMotive shows that over 190,000 electric vehicles (EVs) were sold in

World’s Electric Vehicle Fleet Will Soon Surpass 20 Million

The world is about to pass an important milestone in electric vehicle adoption, which will help combat the rise in worldwide emissions Pandemic restrictions in 2020 caused the largest absolute drop in carbon-dioxide pollution from energy use since the Second World War. However, lockdowns eventually lifted, and as economic activity picked up, emissions resumed quickly by the year’s end.

Electric car particulate pollution myths busted by RAC report

A new report casts doubt on claims that EV tyres and brakes produce more particulates than those of petrol and diesel cars Motoring organisation the RAC has commissioned an expert report from leading battery electrochemist Dr Euan McTurk to address what it calls ‘negative myths surrounding electric cars’, specifically those around non-exhaust emissions from brake and tyre wear.

Eco-warriors deflate SUV tyres in Chelsea, Primrose Hill and Dulwich

Vehicles were targeted in Primrose Hill, Kensington and Chelsea, Dulwich and Notting Hill Climate action activists have said they “will not stop” after deflating the tyres of “planet-wrecking” Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) in wealthy London neighbourhoods. More than 40 4x4s were targeted in the dead of night in Primrose Hill, Kensington and Chelsea, Dulwich, and Notting Hill by a

Massive cargo ship carrying electric cars sinks in Atlantic Ocean after fire

A large cargo vessel carrying cars has sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, thirteen days after a fire broke out on board. The ship’s manager and Portuguese navy confirmed on Tuesday that the Felicity Ace sank around 400 kilometres off the Azores. The Panama-flagged vessel was being towed after a salvage team had extinguished the fire,

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