Research on how people adopt new technologies suggests the transition is now well under way.
Electric vehicle charging station in Malang City in Indonesia.
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Subsidies for electric motorbikes and cars should be just the first small step in a long-term plan to electrify Indonesia’s transport – driven increasingly by renewables, not coal-fired electricity.
A farmer walks on a marshy shore of a river polluted by oil spills in Nigeria’s Niger delta, region.
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Energy firms are likely to lie about their corporate social responsibility to the environment. Their deception can be turned around for good if they are held accountable.
Car manufacturers are working for the vehicle of the future to be cleaner, more accessible and comfortable. But some have a gut feeling this won’t be possible.
Smoother and quieter, the car of the future comes with one nauseating hitch.
By the end of the year, electric cars are expected to account for 13% of global light vehicle sales, up 9% from 2021, according to the IEA.
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.
At the dawn of the car era, carmakers needed to allay fears that pedestrian lives were at risk.
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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.
Renault and Nissan forged a business alliance in 1999.
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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.
An electric bus charging on the side of a street in Montréal. Funding public transit is a good way to reduce greenhouse emissions while ensuring economic equality in moving to clean transportation.
Rather than promoting individual electric vehicles for lower-income consumers, governments should fund electric public transit instead.
The sheer number of available options can make the idea of switching to a hybrid or electric vehicle daunting for many people.
A guide to understanding hybrid and electric vehicles and deciding which is most suitable for your lifestyle.
The motors for Ford’s flagship electric cars are made in the UK, but nothing else.
Having once led Europe in zero-carbon cars, the UK has some catching up to do.
Pickup trucks for sale at a Michigan dealership.
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.
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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.
Automaker GMC shows off its Hummer EVs at a plant in Detroit.
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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?
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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.
Firefighters putting out a fire at an Engen oil refinery on 4 December 2020 in Durban, South Africa.
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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.
The electric car makes it possible to partially decarbonize transportation, but the fate of the batteries after their use remains an open problem.
Between reuse and recycling, what happens to the batteries of electric vehicles?