Volvo XC40 Recharge

It is not a Swedish trait to be confrontational, so one might have missed the challenge Volvo recently issued to Tesla Motors and all the other producers of electric vehicles: the Chinese-owned Swedish brand intends to be a dominant player in the EV space. Volvo has said its goal is Read more…

Charging points on a street

The government plans to create more electric vehicle charge points and is looking at an open data approach that would open up real-time information to developers, so they can build route mapping applications that list chargepoint availability. The move came as the Department for Transport pledged to double the funding Read more…

VW ID-3

Volkswagen has accelerated its push into electric cars, as company forecasts suggest the world’s largest carmaker will produce its millionth battery electric vehicle two years earlier than previously planned. The core Volkswagen brand will have turned out 1m battery-only cars by the end of 2023 and will reach 1.5m by Read more…

e-tron Sportback

Audi revealed the e-tron Sportback as the German automaker begins to chip away at its plan to launch more than 30 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids by 2025. The e-tron Sportback reveal ahead of the LA Auto Show follows the launch earlier this year of Audi’s first all-electric vehicle, the Read more…

Future of electric cars

Electric mobility may be growing at a rapid pace around the world, but it could be some time before e-cars go mainstream. Out of more than 5.1 million electric cars on the roads globally, nearly two million electric cars were sold in China, Europe and the U.S. last year. The Read more…

Image showing fast runner with battery on her back

Researchers at Penn State University have designed plans for a new type of battery that can provide up to 200 miles of charge in as little as 10 minutes. The scientists reported late last month in the journal Joule that the key to charging the lithium-ion electric car batteries involves Read more…

Image denoting an imbalance betwwen electric cars and charging stations

Encouraging more people into electric vehicles is at the heart of the government’s efforts to tackle climate change. That’s because transport accounts for 23% of the UK’s CO2 emissions – more than any other sector. Sales of all-electric vehicles are up 70% on last year, leading to suggestions that we Read more…

person handing over the keys to an electric car

More electric cars were sold in Britain last month (August) than ever before, as zero-emission car sales rose fivefold amid an otherwise subdued automotive market. Zero emission car sales came to 3,147 vehicles in August compared to just 659 this time last year, as the release of several new models Read more…