Daimler to buy €20bn of batteries to turn the key on EV rollout

The automaker plans to offer 130 electric and hybrid vehicles by 2022

Porsche takes diesel models off its lineup

The German automaker says the move is in part due to the diesel emissions scandal

Lidl Ireland charges up store car parks with EV infrastructure

It has committed to building 40 EV charging points across 20 of its locations

New battery tech ‘could recharge EVs in seconds, not hours’

Researchers say it works by simply pumping ‘charged up’ liquid in to a vehicle and removing old battery liquid to be recharged

Global organisations call on vehicle manufacturers to boost low carbon cars

Auto-makers have been challenged to commit to a percentage of clean car sales by 2025

Hamburg bans diesel cars on two of its roads

The move makes it the first German city to introduce such a ruling

Businesses offered £30m for low emission vehicle tech

They could receive up to 70% of the project costs

BMW, Daimler and Toyota rated greenest carmakers

  BMW, Daimler and Toyota are the most environmentally-friendly car manufacturers. That’s according to non-profit group Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which ranked responses from 16 manufacturers on their progress towards meeting regulatory emissions standards, using self-driving technology with renewable energy and incentivising lower carbon emissions. Subaru got the worst rating out of all the manufacturers, […]

LNG trucks hit the gas on decarbonisation

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks with special transmissions in France and Spain are helping two vehicle fleets reduce fuel consumption by up to 17%. By switching trucks to clean energy sources rather than diesel and by using fully automatic Allison transmissions, both operators have reported significant improvements in fuel economy, driving responsiveness, and reliability. In […]

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 […]