Mercedes-Benz EQC (Image: Mercedes-Benz)

Daimler stops developing internal combustion engines to focus on electric cars

After reigning in the auto industry as the powertrain of choice for a century, the internal combustion engine is finally dying. Now even Daimler says that it is stopping development of new internal combustion engines to focus on electric cars. The German automaker whose namesake, Gottlieb Daimler, is credited for having invented the prototype of

Estate agents urged to tell buyers about air pollution

Estate agents have been urged to automatically disclose air pollution figures to home buyers. The industry trade body said providing this information should now be standard practice. “Air quality is now public information, and it will never not be again,” said Mark Hayward, chief executive of NAEA Propertymark. His comments came as a new website

My ZOE plus an Outlander PHEV and i3 charging at London Gateway (Image: T. Larkum)

5 Sustainability Insights into the Electric Vehicle Debate

In April 2019, Hans-Werner Sinn and his co-authors started a lively discussion about battery-electric vehicles and their CO2 emissions compared to conventional diesel vehicles. At thinkstep, we welcome such public discourse, because it’s important to present different perspectives on such complex challenges and to think critically about the transition to more efficient and effective energy