Nikola Motor Company Proves Low Carbon Trucks Can Go the Distance

Nikola Motor Company proves low carbon trucks can go the distance. The firm has announced it will officially reveal its Nikola Two and Nikola Tre models at its Nikola World conference, which takes place on the 16th and 17th of April in Phoenix, US. The trucks will be built in …

It’s Not Just a Myth – EV Batteries Really Do Suffer in the Cold

It’s not just a myth – electric vehicle (EV) batteries really do suffer in the cold. That’s the conclusion from a new study undertaken by the American Automobile Association (AAA), which found when temperatures dropped to -6.5°C, the EV range fell by an average of 41%, based on the five …

Tesla’s Latest Acquisition Means Better Batteries for Its Future Cars

EV owners know what it’s like to live with range anxiety, but Tesla’s latest investment might make those travel concerns easier to live with. The company confirmed its plans to purchase San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies in a $218 million deal that should see the electric car maker produce more efficient, …

Porsche’s First EV to Come with Three Years of Free Charging

German carmaker Porsche announced that buyers of its new all-electric Taycan model will get three years of free charging at stations across the United States. The deal is part of a tie-up with Electrify America which operates almost 500 highway charging stations spread across the U.S. Each Taycan owner will …

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 …

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 …

‘Millions of People Could Miss out on Benefits of EVs’

A new report suggests a poorly handled deployment risks exacerbating social divides across the UK Millions of people could miss out on the environmental, health and financial benefits offered by electric vehicles (EVs). That’s according to a new report, published by think-tank Localis and commissioned by ScottishPower, which suggests a major rethink …