Renault ZOE in contactless car vending machine (Image: Taylor Herring)

UK’s first car vending machine unveiled – and you can pay with your phone

It contains a brand-new Renault Zoe with a “pre-haggled” price of £16,000 Britain’s first contactless car vending machine has been unveiled by Auto Trader, offering motorists a haggle-free way to purchase a new car. The bespoke vending machine, installed at Spitalfields Market, allows purchases of up to £21,000 via contactless payment using a smartphone. It

Figure 4: Charging on Christmas Day (Image: T. Larkum)

UK electric vehicle development: rising investment, concerns over Brexit

As the UK government announces a range of schemes investing in UK electric vehicle development, concern has grown over the post-Brexit future of the industry. Last week the government launched a consultation on proposals to compel all newly built houses in the UK to be fitted with a chargepoint for electric vehicles, a legislative world

The sun sets on drilling (Image: Pexels)

Redefining Geopolitics in the Age of Electric Vehicles

Oil has played a pivotal role in shaping geopolitics for more than a century. But the rise of electric vehicles and shift toward cleaner fuels means that the world’s dependence on oil could begin to shrink, with both expected and unexpected consequences. Most countries are not prepared for the consequences of this transition, according to