Faced with a Germany-led coalition seeking to ban internal-combustion-engine car sales from 2035, the EU needs to stay firm on its core economic principles.
The environmental impacts of electric vehicle batteries range from mining, and energy and water use to the hazards of discarded batteries. These issues can be resolved, but there’s no time to waste.
Washington’s protectionist industrial policy is fracturing trade and investment flows based on geopolitical considerations.
Lithium extraction in Bolivia poses more than environmental questions: It illustrates how notions about ‘raw materials’ can be at odds with Indigenous relations with the land.
Australia’s transition to electric vehicles has been much slower than in many other developed nations. But the country is actually well placed to catch up fast.
The strategy is long overdue but falls short of meeting the urgent need to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles.
Soaring electric vehicle production is giving new life to old manufacturing plants that were all but written off in the United States. Australia is also in a position to revive its carmaking industry.
An EV industry expert offers five reasons to be optimistic that the government’s ambitious proposed rules to clean up auto emissions can succeed.
What the BBC Radio 4 drama gets right (and wrong) about rural opposition to the energy transition.
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.