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Europe takes the lead in very fast electric-car charging

Europe takes the lead in very fast electric-car charging

Europeans will soon have the opportunity to enjoy quiet, emission-free, long-distance motoring with far shorter charge times when driving electric cars along Germany's autobahns. The charging network Allego has rolled out its first 175-kilowatt ultra-fast charging stations—dubbed "Ultra... read more

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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, first drive, New York City, April 2017

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Oct 2017

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Europe's October electric vehicle sales saw significant growth versus a year ago as 56 percent more battery-electric and... read more December 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Where will EVs have the highest market share in 2025? Poll results

How, where, when, and to what degree electric cars will increase their share of the world's billion-plus vehicle fleet is a topic of much debate these days. Combined with... read more November 28, 2017 by


 
Volvo electric bus

These 12 cities will buy only electric buses from 2025 on; more expected to join

The mayors of 12 major cities from around the world have taken a landmark step to increase the use of zero-emission public transportation late last month. Mayors of London... read more November 14, 2017 by


 
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons)

EU to slash vehicle carbon emissions one third more from 2021 through 2030

Europe already has tough standards for reducing carbon-dioxide emissions in current and future vehicles. Now they're going to get significantly tougher between 2021 and 2030... read more November 10, 2017 by


 
Ionity multi-brand European charging network

BMW, Mercedes, Ford, VW, Audi launch Ionity high-power fast charging across Europe

A group of automakers in Europe announced on Friday they will launch "Ionity," a network of high-power fast-charging stations to build out the continent's infrastructure for... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
Mercedes BlueEfficiency four-cylinder diesel

Those fuel-efficient diesels? Actually worse on lifetime CO2, study says

Diesel-powered cars have enjoyed a comfortable market share in Europe for decades, but their decline in popularity continues following numerous diesel-emission cheating... read more November 1, 2017 by


 
W116 Mercedes-Benz S Class (1972 to 1980)

European bans on vehicles with engines should exempt collector cars: study

Numerous European countries have rolled out target years in which they plan to ban the sale of new cars powered by internal-combustion engines. At the same time, many... read more October 27, 2017 by


 
European Union battery alliance announcement

EU announces launch of battery alliance to boost cells for electric cars

As it stands today, Asia dominates the production of electric-car battery cells globally, with Japanese and Korean companies representing the bulk of the industry outside of... read more October 23, 2017 by


 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands [Image: Flickr user _dChris]

Sales of cars with engines proposed to end in The Netherlands by 2030

European countries continue to assess more aggressive policies that favor or mandate zero-emission vehicles to move away from fossil fuels for transportation. Last year, a... read more October 17, 2017 by


 
Shell logo

Shell buys its first electric car charging station firm in Europe

Even oil companies have begun to realize the future will not be nearly as reliant on fossil fuels, and Royal Dutch Shell is moving to safeguard its future business. The Dutch... read more October 15, 2017 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Ahead of France, Paris to phase out internal-combustion engines by 2030

France followed two other European countries—Norway and the Netherlands—with a plan to ban the sale of new cars powered by gasoline and diesel by 2040. While the... read more October 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model X

Norway proposes electric car tax that could affect Tesla significantly

Norway is likely the friendliest place on Earth for electric cars. The government's generous incentives and perks have led to an electric-car boom, and the country is now... read more October 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel

Copenhagen mayor proposes banning new diesel cars

Copenhagen's mayor wants to deal a major blow to diesel-fueled cars—but not trucks. Frank Jensen, the city's mayor, says that he will propose legislation to ban new... read more October 11, 2017 by


 
Cummins Urban Hauler Tractor concept

Electric trucks to grow fast from now through 2030: report

In the coming years, the world's auto industry will continue to shift its product mix to electric and electrified vehicles to meet growing concerns over carbon emissions and... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
Johnson Controls 48-volt lithium-ion micro-hybrid battery

48-volt mild hybrids heading toward ubiquity in Europe as diesel declines

Public concerns over diesel cars, and their ebbing sales, have become a well-documented phenomenon in Europe after decades of popularity. When the VW diesel scandal exposed... read more September 27, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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