New UK road laws expected to enable autonomous driving and cut emissions

They will allow British drivers to use technology like remote control parking and motorway assist from next month

UK’s EV sales shoot up 11% year-on-year

Despite this advancement, the country’s low carbon transport is still lagging behind leaders China and Norway

Sparks fly in Sweden with new electric road

It aims to solve the problem of having to keep electric vehicles charged up and cut battery costs

Green bus’ range potential overtakes initial expectations

The electric bus used only half of its battery power to complete its 205-mile trip

New ‘fuel pump’ aims for holy trinity of clean transport

A new project in Germany aims to help develop a fuel filling station able to supply electric, methane and hydrogen-powered vehicles. Researchers at the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) aim to develop a ‘fuel pump’ that can cater to a variety of alternatively-fuelled, low carbon transport technologies in the most efficient and […]

Battery specialist receives €55m funding for clean mobility

A French battery specialist has received €55 million (£48.7m) of financing to scale up its development of clean mobility solutions. Foresee Power expects the funding, which it received from the European Investment Bank, Mitsui & Co and Idinvest, to multiply its industrial capacities tenfold and accelerate the transition to low and zero emission public transport. […]

Ukrainian city’s metro gets €160m upgrade

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are each providing a €160 million (£141m) loan to support the expansion of the metro system in Ukraine’s second largest city. The banks say the Kharkiv Metro will benefit from 3.5 kilometres of new line, two new stations, a modern depot […]

More than two-thirds of Brits say EVs are next big thing

  More than two-thirds of the British public expect electric vehicles (EVs) to become the next major trend in home technology. That’s according to a new survey of 2,000 people, conducted by OVO Energy, which suggests 37.8% expect battery-powered cars to hit the mainstream sooner than innovations such as virtual reality headsets and webcam doorbells. […]

E.ON to offer five years of free solar with new EV

E.ON will offer five years of free solar power for buyers of its new electric vehicle (EV). The Big Six energy supplier is working with Swedish auto manufacturer Uniti to develop the Uniti One car, which is expected to be unveiled in 2019. The car’s €15,000 (£13,250) price tag will include the free energy, which […]

Half of Europeans expect EVs to take over by 2027

Almost half of all Europeans believe electric cars will outnumber vehicles with combustion engines within a decade. That’s according to the results of a new survey from E.ON, which show Romanians are most confident in the future of electric transport, with 68% thinking this will happen. Germans are less optimistic, with only 36% thinking the […]