Tag: Motoring

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 […]

Put Caroline Lucas in charge of COP 26 | Brief letters

Lucas for COP 26 | Fuel tax shortfall | Pro-Brexit economists | Marmalade | Earwig jam Following the sacking of Claire O’Neill as president of the forthcoming climate change talks in Glasgow, and her subsequent criticism of Boris Johnson (COP 26: Cameron was asked by PM to take over – but he said no, 5 […]

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 […]