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.
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.
After years of turmoil, Renault and Nissan hope to rebalance their partnership to take on Europe’s booming electric car market.
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.
A guide to understanding hybrid and electric vehicles and deciding which is most suitable for your lifestyle.
Having once led Europe in zero-carbon cars, the UK has some catching up to do.
Electric cars are getting a lot of PR buzz, but automakers are still promoting – and many consumers are buying – vehicles that are major gas guzzlers.
SUVs made up half of all new car sales last year. They’re a drag on Australia successfully reducing its total greenhouse gas emissions.
We’ve heard all the concerns about switching to electric cars before. But California, a market with many similarities, shows why Australia is well placed to accelerate its transition.
China controls much of the global EV supply chain, but electric vehicles that use its parts and minerals won’t qualify for new US EV tax credits. Can America build its own supply chain?
Labor’s new tax cut is a far cry from what’s needed to meet Australia’s target of 89% new car sales being electric by 2030.
Refinery closures in South Africa are shots fired in the long running contestation between the oil refiners and the government, which has been trying to introduce cleaner fuels.
Between reuse and recycling, what happens to the batteries of electric vehicles?
Scrapping a grant for electric cars in the UK may be a backward move.
Solar panels and electric cars come with their own environmental trade-offs like increased mining and extraction.
Unless ambitious public policy action is taken, electric vehicles will remain the privilege of the few for the foreseeable future.
We’re lagging behind on the shift to electric vehicles and clean transport. Here’s what we need to do.