Electric vehicles the ‘new normal’

(INDIA) A global initiative striving to make ‘electric transport the new normal by 2030’ has welcomed its latest members. The State Bank of India (SBI) and Wipro Limited have committed to shifting to elec...

Self-driving cabs mean greener cities

(USA) Autonomous electric taxis will have a positive environmental impact on cities, new research suggests. Teams from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) an...

‘Reinventing the car’

The biggest names in the car industry are stepping up efforts to advance autonomous and electric vehicles. This week the Volkswagen Group announced plans to invest €34 billion - by 2022 - in driverless cars,...

Switch to electric shifts up a gear

(GERMANY) It is proving to be a big month for advocates of Electric Vehicles (EV). The Climate Group's EV100 initiative, which seeks to make 'electric transport the new normal by 2030', welcomed four corp...

Europe charges up EV revolution

The who's who of the car world are launching a pan-European charging network for electric vehicles (EV). Called IONITY, it is being led by the biggest names in the industry: Porsche, BMW Group, Ford Motor Co...

Rubbish car a record-breaker

(USA) A car constructed largely from e-waste has entered the Guinness World Records after completing a 1600km journey powered by an electric battery. The epic trip, which goes into the book for achiev...

Green light for smart mobility

By Caroline Jones Carrick When I was a child, my father cruised into our driveway in a gleaming gas-guzzler he bought for a song during a spike in fuel prices. Our British family of five fit in the snazzy, A...

Corporates back electric vehicles

(USA) A new corporate-led initiative to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles has been launched today at the start of international Climate Week in New York. Ten global companies have signed up t...

Audi strikes solar car deal

Audi plans to use solar energy to increase the range of its electric vehicles. The carmaker has inked a deal with Alta Devices, a subsidiary of Hanergy Thin Film Power, a leading 'thin-film solar technology ...

Could cars power buildings?

(UK) New research suggests spare energy from electric vehicles could be an efficient way to power buildings. A team from WMG at the University of Warwick - working with Jaguar Land Rover - developed a 'sm...