Tag: Automotive industry

Norway’s electric car drive belies national reliance on fossil fuels

Two-thirds of sales at end of 2020 were battery electric vehicles despite dependence on oil and gas drilling Norway became the first country to sell more electric cars than petrol, hybrid and diesel engines put together last year, new data shows, with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) accounting for two-thirds of sales in the final months […]

Volkswagen to hit 1m electric cars milestone two years early

Carmaker says it expects to reach 1m by end of 2023 and 1.5m by end of 2025 Volkswagen has accelerated its push into electric cars, as company forecasts suggest the world’s largest carmaker will produce its millionth battery electric vehicle two years earlier than previously planned. The core Volkswagen brand will have turned out 1m […]

Wrong turn: why Australia’s vehicle emissions are rising

Transport emissions should be falling with better technology, but policy inertia has left Australian motorists – and the environment – worse off “An electric ute would be great,” Rhys Jones says from the driver’s seat of his ute while waiting out the front of the work site. “I don’t know how much it would cost […]

SUVs second biggest cause of emissions rise, figures reveal

If SUV drivers were a nation, they would rank seventh in the world for carbon emissions Growing demand for SUVs was the second largest contributor to the increase in global CO2 emissions from 2010 to 2018, an analysis has found. In that period, SUVs doubled their global market share from 17% to 39% and their […]

Labour party pledges to ban sale of non-electric cars by 2030

Outlawing the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles will help tackle the climate emergency, says shadow business secretary A Labour government will aim to end the sale of cars with internal combustion engines by 2030, as part of its plans to tackle the climate emergency. The party is to begin talks with the car industry […]