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 …

VW’s First EV ‘Will Be Carbon Neutral Throughout Entire Lifecycle’

Volkswagen says its new electric car will be carbon neutral through its entire lifecycle if recharged with renewable energy. The German car manufacturer says the ID.’s supply chain, manufacturing processes and charging infrastructure will all be sustainable – the energy used to produce the batteries and parts will come from …

Yes, Electric Vehicles Work In Winter – Better Than Gas Cars!

Electric vehicles (EV) and gas cars are not very efficient in cold weather. But while we’ve grown to blindly accept the limitations of traditional cars, EVs are still misrepresented, especially when it comes to cold weather. It’s time we nip that myth. I remember trying to start my Alfa Romeo …

What Does ’12 Years to Save the Planet’ Really Mean?

It’s a number that’s been thrown around a lot recently. There’s a danger it will be misunderstood. When I wrote about a report suggesting the pace of decarbonization needs to treble, I also mentioned the recent IPCC report which has garnered various versions of the following headline: “We have 12 …

EV Registrations Now Represent 8% of Canadian Car Sales

EV sales peaked at more than 13,000 units during the third quarter of 2018. Electric vehicle (EV) sales now represent more than 8% of new car sales in Canada. That’s according to a new report from clean tech firm Fleet Carma, which shows EV sales peakedat more than 13,000 units during the last …

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 …

Greenpeace Report: Europe Has 10 Years Left to Ditch Fossil Fuel Cars

Europe must phase out the sales of new gasoline- and diesel-fueled cars by 2028 if it wants to live up to its Paris climate agreement emissions-reduction pledges, according to new research by Germany’s Aerospace Center. Even conventional hybrid cars, which feature gasoline-powered engines, would have to disappear by the mid-2030s …