EVs Made Up Almost 60% of Norway’s New Car Sales in March

More than half of the passenger cars sold in Norway during March were electric. New statistics released by the Norwegian Road Federation show the market share for electric vehicles (EVs) hit 58.4% for the month, breaking the halfway barrier for the first time ever. The share of EVs in total …

Fiat Chrysler Recalling 965,000 U.S., Canadian Vehicles over Excess Emissions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will recall about 965,000 gasoline-powered vehicles in the United States and Canada that do not meet emissions standards and will replace their catalytic converters, officials said on Wednesday. The recall, reported earlier by Reuters, was prompted by in-use emissions investigations conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency …

Price of EVs ‘Could Be Same as Petrol and Diesel by 2021’

The cost of owning an electric vehicle (EV) could match petrol and diesel cars in the next five years. That’s according to new research by Deloitte, which reveals consumer concerns over the upfront purchasing costs of EVs will gradually ease over time as technology improves. A record two million EVs …

Australia Unleashes Higher EV Speed Limits

Australia has announced electric cars will be able to keep travelling at maximum motorway speed limits, even when other vehicles have to slow down to reduce their emissions. The legal exception will allow electric vehicles (EVs) to keep driving at 80mph, compared to petrol and diesel cars having to drop …

Number of Dirty Diesels on Road Still Growing, Report Shows

The number of dirty diesel vehicles pumping out toxic emissions on Europe’s streets is still rising three years after the Dieselgate scandal began, according to a new report. More than 7m such cars and vans remain on UK roads alone. There were 29m diesel vehicles whose emissions on the road …

City of London Introduces Emissions-Based Car Parking Charges

The City of London Corporation is introducing new charges for on-street parking based on a vehicle’s pollution levels to help improve air quality. The organisation, which is the governing body of the financial and commercial district Square Mile, will use RingGo’s Emissions Based Parking technology from Monday, 20th August 2018 …

Older, Diesel Vehicles in London Could Soon Face Parking Surcharge

Owners of older, polluting diesel vehicles could soon have to pay a parking surcharge in central London. Westminster City Council has launched a consultation to gather the views of residents, businesses and the wider public as to whether the move to improve air quality should be introduced. A trial version …