Tag: Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars

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 […]

Australian transport emissions back to pre-pandemic levels, report suggests

Covid lockdowns initially saw greenhouse gas emissions from road transport plummet but by September it was back to business as usual Greenhouse gas emissions from road transport in Australia have nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels, exposing the country’s lack of policies to decarbonise the sector, new analysis shows. But the amount of electricity being generated […]

Britain still failing on climate crisis, warn advisers

Committee urges that companies must meet green standards to qualify for Covid-19 corporate bailouts Ministers are bracing themselves for a powerful new rebuke from the government’s own advisers over the nation’s inadequate response to the climate crisis. In its annual progress report, to be published on Thursday, the Committee on Climate Change will lambast continuing […]

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 […]

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 […]