IEA: ‘Global EV sales continue to soar this year’

Nearly two million EVs were sold in the first three months of the year, according to a new report

Renewables and clean transport among projects backed with €7.3m EU funding

The funding will enable companies and utilities to implement measures for protection against a more extreme climate and other disasters

HS2 trains to run on zero-carbon energy

The project is looking to become net zero by 2035

Council launches free ‘try before buy’ EV loan scheme for businesses

Businesses in North East England will have the chance to borrow electric vans for up to three weeks

EU adopts Green Bond framework to gear up for €250bn issuance

The framework is expected to provide investors with the confidence that the funds mobilised will be allocated to green bonds and the Commission will report on the environmental impact

New York offers up to $85m for clean transportation and mobility

Three competitions are seeking to help advance transportation solutions that reduce air pollution in underserved and disadvantaged communities

Alphabet issues $5.75bn bond to support environmental initiatives

Google’s parent company will target eight areas, including energy efficiency, clean energy, green buildings, clean transportation and circular economy and design

EIB charges up clean transport with €1.5bn

The funds will boost EV uptake, the development of high speed rail and the use of hydrogen and electric buses

‘Three-quarters of Europeans approve of measures to ensure pre-pandemic air pollution doesn’t return’

Around 68% of 7,545 respondents want to see air pollution reduction policies, including restrictions on car access to city centres, kept in place.

BEVs see lowest drop as UK car sales suffer ‘steepest decline of recent times’

BEVs have increased their share of the car market almost 30-fold from 0.9% in April 2019 to 31.9% in April this year