Electric cars are often seen as one of the great hopes for tackling climate change. With new models arriving in showrooms, major carmakers retooling for an electric future, and a small but growing number of consumers eager to convert from gas guzzlers, EVs appear to offer a way for us to decarbonise with little change to our way of life.
If there is one thing to complain about living in South Africa -- it’s the total lack of affordable EVs. Here's hoping the new Volkswagen ID 3 comes here.
We talk to Jaguar South Africa's Izak Louw and Brian Hastie about the present state of electric vehicles in South Africa, and what the future might look like.
Sweden has built the first smart road that will allow electric vehicles to charge as they drive. The eRoadArlanda pilot scheme, which covers two kilometres of road outside Stockholm, is an attempt to solve one of the biggest challenges that the transport industry faces. Namely, how to move freight and people in a way that neither damages the climate through greenhouse gas emissions nor the quality...[Read More]
New sales of petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2040 in the UK, which has since been joined by France. Sweden and Scotland will impose the ban by 2032, and Norway by 2025. Coupled with increasing concern over the carcinogenic effects of diesel emissions, the Volkswagen defeat device scandal, and the link between diesel particulates and Alzheimer’s, focus has turned again to electric cars. Th...[Read More]
Batteries are an integral part of our lives, for good or for ill, finding a home in anything from smartphones and watches to the latest motor vehicles. So any new developments in battery tech is a good thing and the latest update, from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, claims to have improved lithium-ion batteries to the point where they can achieve a 70% charge in about two...[Read More]