To encourage citizens to drive electric vehicles, governments must develop bold new strategies that bring charging stations home.
Until we cut consumption, we will only shift problems from one natural resource to another.
Ensuring that everyone doesn't charge their cars simultaneously will make a big difference.
It's unclear exactly what mix of technologies will drive the zero-emission vehicles of the future. But in terms of 'well-to-wheel' efficiency, electric batteries outperform hydrogen.
The battery technology and cooling systems needed for electric aircraft to lift people and cargo are getting closer to reality, but they're still very different from electric cars and trucks.
The announcement of a new fast-charging network to link the major east coast cities will do much to encourage motorists to buy electric cars. But the power utilities need to get on board too.
Electric cars and smartphones have created growing demand – and volatile prices – for once obscure metals.
As EVs make more inroads, giving tenants somewhere to plug in their cars could become a selling point.
Warnings that a tide of electric vehicles will cut Australia's tax income put the cart well before the (low-emissions) horse.
Electric cars might be a quick fix to clean up transport, but the problems with cars go beyond just emissions.
It will be hard to adjust. Considering what happened with the onset of car travel and web surfing, society can't just wing it.
Elon Musk is a master of keeping investors believing in the dream of Tesla, but analysis of the company’s output and financials reveal a darker picture.
There is a rapid shift in production of electric cars all over the world. But how will it benefit ordinary people?
Self-driving, shared, electric vehicles and increasing urban density represent four disruptions that will transform city life. But a transport utopia isn't a guaranteed outcome of their interactions.
Despite the hype around electric vehicles, sales in most nations, including Canada, remain stagnant. Policy support in California and Norway have helped boost sales.
Elon Musk's new Semi has platooning capability - where multiple trucks commute in a line with a single driver in the lead vehicle. But could it work in Australia?
While other countries race into the distance, Australia is still on the starting grid when it comes to electric cars. Why so slow? Because we don't have a proper recharging network.
The implications, economic and otherwise, of this massive policy change are only beginning to sink in.
The road to an electric future needs to be paved with more than good intentions.
Shifting to plug-in cars wouldn't be enough to max out global oil consumption by 2040. But it could help make that happen if cities pitch in and ride-sharing doesn't crowd out public transportation.