Germany Installs Cables over a Highway to Power Hybrid Trucks

A stretch of a prominent Germany highway just got a high-tech upgrade: overhead power lines — like the ones you only see over rail tracks — that can power hybrid trucks. The German government announced that a 6-mile (10 km) stretch of the autobahn got the upgrade, a test that …

France Will Hike Air Fares to Fight Climate Change

A new ‘eco tax’ will raise money for less polluting modes of transportation. France announced on 9th July that it will introduce an ‘eco tax’ on all flights originating within the country. The amount will range from 1.5 euros (US$1.70) to 18 euros (US$20), depending on the ticket type and destination, …

Powering Electric Vehicles in Egypt with ABB Fast Chargers

ABB’s supply of direct current (DC) fast chargers is bolstering e-mobility in Egypt, creating the future of sustainable transportation. ABB is suppling 20 Terra 53 multi-standard DC fast chargers that are being installed in service stations and major cities across Egypt, supporting the country’s push towards e-mobility. The adoption of …

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 …