Electric Vehicles

Electric car charging

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition has followed the lead set by French president Emmanuel Macron in increasing its grant funding for electric vehicle (EV) buyers as part of its COVID-19 stimulus measures. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz agreed on a stimulus package worth Read more…

3d depiction of electric cars at charging stations

With new car sales falling off the cliff on the heels of the global COVID-19 pandemic, there is a some concern that the electric vehicle will lose its hard-won toehold in the personal mobility world of the future. Never fear, George Soros is here. The billionaire investor/philanthropist is part of Read more…

Graphic with green emission zone sign

The government could ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars in 2032, three years earlier than previously suggested, the transport secretary has said. A consultation launched last week suggested all cars with internal combustion engines could be banned from 2035 but Grant Shapps told BBC radio on Wednesday the Read more…

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…

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…

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…