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 …

Electric Car Batteries Will Come Cheaper and Charge Faster

Electric vehicles continue to be rather pricey for which their batteries are largely to blame. Encouragingly, though, in a win-win-win for electric car owners and prospective owners, developers are working on batteries that cost less, last longer and charge faster. A case in point is 24M, an American startup, that says it is developing breakthrough …

China Starts Solid-State Battery Production

Chinese startup Qing Tao Energy Development claims it has started producing solid-state batteries in the city of Kunshan in the east of the country. The firm says it has already invested 1 billion yuan (£113m) in developing the technology and adds it has clients buying its products already. These customers …

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

This time we have decided to put a focus on the circular economy as it represents a new, more sustainable economic approach that should replace the widely spread and worn-out linear model. We are familiar with the principle of the circulation of matter in nature, and today it has become …