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Has the country that invented the car fallen behind on tech?

The relief was palpable from Berlin to Munich when Germany – announced its latest GDP figures. After months of gloom, modest growth of 0.4pc in the first quarter was heralded as a sign Europe’s largest economy might weather the global slowdown better than most experts predict. For the first time in six months, Germany is

Big Oil wants to kill electric vehicles

Big Oil and its front groups want to kill electric vehicles (EVs) under the pretense of fairness. It’s no secret why. The industry sees that the electric transportation future is coming fast, threatening their polluting profits, and they’re scared. We should double down on electrifying transportation and support an expansion of EV tax credits so

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Why Electric Vehicles Are Great Winter Cars

Winter is not the easiest season for getting around. Electric cars, like cars with internal combustion engines, function less efficiently in the cold. But while we accept and ignore the limitations of traditional vehicles, reports from groups like AAA misrepresent cold weather concerns about electric vehicles, fueling anxiety about vehicle range. The reality is, electric

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Electric vehicles are suitable for higher-mileage drivers, says Arval

High-mileage drivers can use electric vehicles if their daily driving profile is suitable. So says Arval, adding that the persistent belief that pure electric vehicles are only suitable for low annual mileage needs to be overturned. According to head of consulting Shaun Sadlier, the myth that EVs are not a suitable choice for drivers covering

Was 2018 the peak for internal-combustion car sales?

Electric-car sales are growing. Total car sales around the world are shrinking. Put the two together, and the conclusion from many analysts is that sales of cars powered by internal combustion engines around the world have already peaked. From 2019 onward, they’re likely to do nothing but shrink, according to several automotive analysts interviewed in