EU Requires Carmakers to Add Fake Engine Noises to Electric Cars

Electric vehicles have been hailed as part of the answer to the climate crisis, but for some people they represent a new danger. Pedestrians can struggle to hear quiet electric and hybrid vehicles coming, which presents a particular risk for blind and visually impaired people. But as of Monday, all …

UK Accused of Ignoring Obligations on Aviation Emissions

The UK and other EU governments are in breach of international obligations by failing to be open about their policies to tackle emissions from aviation, a coalition of NGOs has said. The group is lodging a formal complaint over the secrecy surrounding regulation of emissions from international flights, which they …

Cobalt Production ‘Must Nearly Double to Enable Required EV Growth’

Cobalt production needs to nearly double to make and charge enough electric vehicles (EVs) for the UK to meet its 2050 climate targets. That’s according to a letter co-authored by the Natural History Museum’s Head of Earth Sciences, Professor Richard Herrington, which has been delivered to the Committee on Climate …

What’s the Cheapest Country to Run an EV?

What’s the cheapest country to run an electric vehicle (EV)? A new set of statistics calculated by Compare the Market suggests it might be the South American nation of Chile, where it costs as little as £5.32 to fully power an EV, due to the low average household cost of …

UK’s EV Charging Sites ‘Now Outnumber Petrol Stations’

Public electric vehicle (EV) charging locations now outnumber petrol stations across the UK. New data from charging point locator service Zap-Map shows that as of the 22nd of May, the country was home to 8,471 charging sites, hosting a combined total of 13,613 individual charging devices. This compares to only …

Finnish Bus Operator Introduces Voluntary Surcharge for Greener Transport

Finnish bus service provider Savonlinja has announced it is introducing a voluntary surcharge on the ticket price for customers for low-emission journeys. Called Green Travel, it is being launched in partnership with Neste on all long-distance travel to reduce the bus operator’s greenhouse gas emissions. Customers can decide on the …

Mercedes-Benz Targets Carbon Neutral Fleet by 2039

Mercedes-Benz has set a target to ensure its new passenger car fleet is carbon neutral by 2039. It has also committed to ensure plug-in hybrids or all-electric vehicles (EVs) make up more than 50% of its car sales by 2030 under its ‘Ambition2039’ initiative. The car manufacturer said it is …