Today’s EVs rely heavily on China and other countries for materials.
Shen Chunchen/VCG via Getty Images
No electric vehicle maker currently meets all the bill’s supply chain requirements, not even Tesla. One big reason: China.
Spaghetti Junction has always been a destination as much as a transport nexus.
Paul White - Transport Infrastructures / Alamy Stock Photo
Gravelly Hill Interchange was always meant to be functional, but its cultural life has been rich too.
The electric vehicle market across the world is growing fast.
China is powering ahead with EV production, but Chinese EVs might not be ready to face the global market.
Getting into gear.
Elon Musk’s dedicated EV maker is miles ahead, but Nissan has several advantages over its legacy rivals.
Xpeng’s G3 electric is leading the way in top-end Chinese engineering.
China used to only make Soviet cars under licence. Now it’s taking on Tesla.
Garbage trucks, buses and the van that delivers your Amazon purchases are all prime candidates for electrification.
Electric vehicles can have a positive impact on the climate and air pollution levels, but governments should rethink how they electrify the transportation network.
Alternative technologies are already leaving Tesla’s batteries in the slow lane.
Lithium-air batteries demonstrate 90% efficiency in the lab, enough for commercial use. Perhaps the battery breakthrough we’ve been waiting for is here.
More cars, even more better cars, is not the answer.
Doo Ho Kim
With the promise that Tesla’s Model S will “liberate its owners from the petroleum-burning paradigm”, this electric car is an example of just how far technological innovation could take us towards achieving…