Electric car breaks hill-climb record at Goodwood

The NIO EP9 made it up the winding track in 44.32 seconds

Tesla bursts into flames while driving in Los Angeles

UK director Michael Morris was flagged down by other motorists after his electric car set alight

All aboard! Electric buses to take the lead for EVs by 2030

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggests electric models will make up 84% of the global bus market by this time

Mayor of London considering car-free days across the capital

The proposed move is expected to reduce harmful air pollution across the city

Audi drives towards 800,000 EV sales in 2025

The car manufacturer says it will have introduced at least 20 electrified models by this time

China halts production of 553 cars in clean clampdown

  China has halted the production of 553 car models that didn’t meet new fuel consumption standards. According to state news agency Xinhua, the China Vehicle Technology Service Center has said the suspension has been approved by the relevant departments and took effect from yesterday. The models affected reportedly include cars from a number of […]

EU reaches agreement on car-testing reform

The EU has reached a provisional agreement to reform car-testing procedures. The Commission claims changing the rules around type-approval for new cars will modernise tests on car emissions data and help “restore credibility” to the sector following previous scandals. The Council Presidency and European Parliament will now submit their plans to the Committee of Permanent […]

Paris steps up fight against road pollution

Paris has stepped up its fight against road pollution. Mayor Anne Hildago has announced plans to pedestrianise large areas of the city centre as they become increasingly choked with traffic and harmful emissions, especially from diesel engines. She plans to boost cycling infrastructure by doubling the city’s cycle lanes by 2020. The Rue de Rivoli, one of the […]

More than 10,000 motorists went electric in 2016

More than 10,000 motorists in the UK bought fully electric vehicles in 2016. That’s according to the latest statistics released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), which show the figure is a 3.3% rise on 2015. On a wider scale, alternatively-fuelled vehicles (AFV) have seen a rise from 2.8% of market share […]

Australian proposals to go green could cost consumers

Australian proposals to introduce new environmental and fuel efficiency standards could cost consumers. The move would force vehicle manufacturers to make their cars more economical and make fuel refineries increase the quality of the petrol and diesel they produce. It’s estimated the proposals would cut emissions by 65 million tonnes a year. Although these changes would help increase efficiency […]