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 …

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 …