For the kind of money the federal and Ontario governments probably spent for a Volkswagen EV battery plant in southwestern Ontario, Canada might have been able to launch its own EV maker.
If electric cars are useful for the energy transition, they’re not without flaws and drawbacks and should not make us forget the need to reduce car use.
A study of 230 electric vehicles found only 25% of charging happens during peak demand periods. Their patterns of use also mean spare battery capacity could be fed into the grid at these times.
The final report in the IPCC’s sixth assessment series says countries will have to cut their greenhouse gas emissions 60% in the next 12 years to keep global warming in check.
Results already in from the first direct leadership election in the UAW’s 88-year history present a sharply divided leadership.
Today it’s smart technology that will defend drivers and pedestrians. Over a century ago, it was the Klaxon horn.
Electric cars are now appearing on Australian roads. But can electric utes meet the more exacting needs of our tradies?
The rest of the nation should follow the ACT’s lead. Incentives to boost the transition to electric vehicles are one of the best ways to tackle Australia’s fastest-growing source of emissions.
Canada’s zero-emissions vehicle sales target will need hundreds of thousands of EV charging points to be installed in homes, workplaces, retail spaces and along highway corridors in the coming years.
If the EV transition focuses exclusively on drivers in privately owned cars, it won’t meet many Americans’ mobility needs, particularly in underserved communities.
The UK needs an industrial strategy to counter the rise of EU battery manufacturing.
Known as parallel importing, importing goods directly from overseas suppliers lowers costs and increases supply, which is what Australia’s electric vehicle market needs to catch up with the world.
Rather than promoting individual electric vehicles for lower-income consumers, governments should fund electric public transit instead.
Some believe Musk’s attentions have been divided since he bought Twitter in 2022.
A guide to understanding hybrid and electric vehicles and deciding which is most suitable for your lifestyle.
Converting to electric cars is going to take time. With transport being Australia’s fastest-growing source of emissions, action on all fronts – road, rail, sea and aviation – is needed.
Having once led Europe in zero-carbon cars, the UK has some catching up to do.
Hydrogen cars were heralded as an avenue towards universal green motoring, but progress has stalled in recent years.
Public buses, subways and trains are relatively safe, fast and cheap. But competition from rideshares and concerns over COVID-19 will soon see some local agencies short of funds.
Labor and the Coalition are promising $19 billion between them for transport projects – way down on the $163 billion promised in 2018 – but they’re as scornful of proper assessment processes as ever.