Electric car breaks hill-climb record at Goodwood

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

BMW gains rights to buy Chinese battery shares

The car firm has agreed to buy $4.7bn worth of batteries from the company in the next few years

New partnership rewards low carbon trucks with blockchain incentive

Energi Mine and Electra Commercial Vehicles aim to encourage a shift to low carbon freight transport

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

Light-duty trucks electrify the clean vehicle market

The trucks are hitting the roads in the UK, Germany, Japan and the US

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 […]

Driving style can significantly affect emissions

A vehicle trade association says driving style can significantly affect emissions and mileage. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which includes major brands such as Ford, BMW and Toyota, has released a series of simple of steps to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon footprint. It includes a variety of advice gathered from industry experts, including […]

New finance initiative aims to decarbonise Europe’s transport

A new finance initiative aims to decarbonise the transport sector in Europe. The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have come together to create the Cleaner Transport Facility (CTF), a project which will support investment in alternative fuels and technology. It will help channel money into the deployment of not only cleaner vehicles […]

Hydrogen cars could be used to power homes

Hydrogen cars could soon be used to power homes and offer a back up off grid. ELN spoke to Jon Hunt, Toyota Mirai Champion, about the high-tech vehicles’ potential to solve energy security concerns. He explained that owners can park their Mirai in their driveway and wire power from the fuel cell into the home, meaning it can cover […]

Electric racing could help flog 77 million EVs

The new all-electric Formula E Championship will help the car industry sell an extra 77 million electric vehicles (EVs) over the course of 25 years. That’s according to a new report by accounting firm EY, which was launched at an event in London this week where Renault’s Formula E car (pictured) was shown off for […]