When manufacturers are chasing sales and more and more customers are plugging in, is the writing on the wall for F1?
Solar energy is now powering much of the world.
New research shows it only takes a few countries to kick-start the kind of global transformation required to meet the Paris Agreement’s long-term goals.
Just think of it as a battery that can also take you to the shops.
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By boosting the demand for energy from the grid, electric cars could help create an incentive for more renewable energy investment, while smoothing over issues with supply and demand.
No common standard: CHAdeMO, CCS and Tesla Supercharger plugs.
CHAdeMO: C-CarTom; CCS: Hadhuey; Tesla: Paul Sladen
Standards, like electrical plugs, are usually so simple we don't even really notice them. But they're extremely important: Good ones can drive innovation; bad ones can stifle growth.
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The country's ambitious plans for sustainable transport and renewable energy must work in sync.
Wireless charging means these cars could run off much smaller and cheaper batteries.
The highly valuable element has been found on the Cornish coast.
New lithium stores in Cornwall could give the UK a valuable domestic supply of the expensive commodity.
The 155mph BMW i8 HYBRID might be beyond most of us, but it shows how far the electric drive sector has come.
Falling costs and better infrastructure are making the transition easier for drivers.
China is ramping up its low-emission transport game – so will the rest of the world follow suit?
Plan to develop long-lasting supercapacitors would provide a faster, safer alternative to lithium batteries.
They used to be boring. Now they're little arsonists.
While action on air pollution is welcome, there may be better ways to cut car emissions.
The Norwegian capital shows other cities how it's done, by setting out a tailor-made plan to reduce emissions to zero by 2030.
Alternative technologies are already leaving Tesla's batteries in the slow lane.
Elon Musk hasn't made a cheap electric car, but one that's attractive enough to create a mass market.
Lithium-air batteries demonstrate 90% efficiency in the lab, enough for commercial use. Perhaps the battery breakthrough we've been waiting for is here.
Looks like a Jag, emits like a Prius.
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Bond's nemeses usually want to destroy the planet but this one might help save it.
Back to the future?
Tesla's sports SUV may be for the wealthy elite, but it will start in motion a process that will see electric vehicles reach the masses.
How electric cars are becoming popular – not just among environmentalists but old-school petrol heads too.
But can you make an EV at half the price of that one?
Elon Musk of Tesla Motors wants to build an affordable, mass-market electric car. What can Tesla learn from another auto innovator – Henry Ford?