A Record 250,000 People Participated in Veganuary

As you might already know, Earth really needs us to eat less meat. That’s why it’s so encouraging to hear a record-number of people tried going vegan this January. Organizers behind Veganuary, the UK-based charity that started the month-long pledge, reported 250,000 sign-ups for their 2019 campaign. That’s more pledges …

Siemens Launches Field Test for Driverless Evs in Germany

A highly automated single-seat car and a shuttle bus will be used to research the interplay of intelligent infrastructure and the vehicles. Siemens is to test the interaction between autonomous electric vehicles (EVs), intelligent roadside infrastructure and cloud-based software services in Germany. It has launched a field test at its campus in Munich-Perlach, which …

Uber to Introduce Clean Air Fee to All London Rides

Uber will charge its customers in London an extra 15p per mile on every trip to help its drivers buy electric cars. The ride-hailing app hopes to create a £200m fund from the levy to encourage almost half of its 45,000 drivers to use fully electric vehicles by 2021. The firm hopes …

Avoiding Meat and Dairy Is ‘Single Biggest Way’ to Reduce Your Impact on Earth

Avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, according to the scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis to date of the damage farming does to the planet. The new research shows that without meat and dairy consumption, global farmland use …

China’s EV Charging Point Network Grew 51% In 2017

The number of public charging points for so-called “new energy vehicles” — that is: plug-in electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, amongst a few others — in China grew by around 51% during 2017, the country’s Industry and Information Technology Minister Miao Wei has revealed (as quoted by the country’s …