Could US Overtake Saudi Arabia as World’s Top Oil Exporter?

The US will start exporting more oil than Russia and could potentially overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s top exporter in the next five years. The forecast from the International Energy Agency (IEA) comes after a “spectacular growth” of 2.2 million barrels per day (mb/d) of oil in the US …

Oslo Adding 70 Electric Buses This Year

Oslo, Norway is the capital environmental city for Europe in 2019 and is dedicated to becoming a zero emissions city by 2030. So it is fitting that it is adding 70 electric buses to its public transportation fleet this year. Several electric buses have been operating in the city for …

Electric Vehicles Could Lower Electricity Prices

Regular readers of this column are well aware of the wonderful benefits of EV ownership. However, electric vehicles can also have a positive impact on the electric grid, serving as the perfect complement to renewable energy sources. Jeff McMahon, writing in Forbes, notes that a growing body of evidence supports …

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 …

EU invests €116m in climate and environmental projects

The European Commission has announced an investment worth €116 million (£102m) to support 12 large-scale environmental and climate projects. They are being funded under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Change, which has a budget of €3.4 billion (£3bn) between 2014 and 2020. Projects include the replacement of …

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 …