After a decades-long renaissance, worrying signs are emerging for Britain’s motor industry In the global electric car race, Britain is struggling to keep up with its rivals. Fresh investment is dwindling as manufacturers prioritise their home markets.. A battery innovation centre, part-funded by £80m of government money, is planned in Coventry that will help businesses
A lack of choice has been one reason that buyers in Europe have not fully embraced full-electric and electrified plug-in hybrid cars. But that is quickly changing as automakers prepare to launch more models to prepare for tougher CO2 emissions regulations that start to take effect in 2020. The number of EVs on sale in
The key ingredients for decarbonization of the American economy are renewable energy and the electric car. Most of America’s use of fossil fuels is in transportation. According to the U.S. EPA: “The transportation sector generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation primarily come from burning fossil fuel for our
Automakers are focused on developing models, but ad spending surge is sure to follow Oil-rich Texas is an unlikely spot for an electric vehicle demand surge. But John Luciano, general manager of a Volkswagen dealership in Amarillo, says his customers are juiced about EVs, suggesting the market might finally emerge from niche status nationally. “If
Geneva — After years of promising electric cars, established carmakers are actually starting to build them. But manufacturers are realizing that a shift to battery power also requires them to retool their sales machinery. The old come-ons are obsolete. Range is the new horsepower. Connectivity replaces cylinder count. And sustainability is the new status symbol.
Germany is divided about the future of its most important industry: while some automakers pursue electric vehicles, a noisy group of diesel-energy enthusiasts are expressing their frustration through protests. These have gone on every weekend so far this year, since the first on January 11th. The first protest took place in Stuttgart — the hometown
The introduction of the UK’s first Ultra Low Emissions Zone in April is pushing up prices of EVs at auction. Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA) said it had seen a “significant rise” in demand for EVs in recent months with the market witnessing stronger residual values on both cars and vans. Alex Wright, managing director of
We have other, much longer, much more detailed articles coming about this, and I have to recommend those over this one. But there’s also something useful about a short, simple message. Kia Niro EVWhile editing Nicolas Zart’s review of the Kia Niro EV, one line jumped out at me and triggered this story. “From Oct
As electric-vehicle sales mount, observers are finding benefits to society—especially to electric ratepayers—that sometimes surpass the benefits to the EV buyers. “These vehicles use a different kind of fuel and plug into our electricity system, and the good news about that is that there are a number of cost-benefit studies that are showing this can
Just two percent of all auto sales today are electric. It is estimated that over 3.5 million electric cars are on the road today, and there may be as many as 36 million electric cars by 2025. By 2040, 30 percent of all new car sales will be electric, according to analysts at IHS Markit.