Mercedes-Benz buys 3% stake of Chinese battery cell manufacturer

The luxury car manufacturer will also support a new battery cell plant in Germany, which will be carbon-neutral from the start of its construction

Google to show air pollution data for Californian streets

The data is from sensors deployed in Google Street View vehicles taken over four years

‘The number of EVs on the world’s roads could reach 10 million by 2020’

In a recent study, the IEA notes an increase in EV sales despite the Covid-19 pandemic

UK Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Association and REA announce merger

The trade associations suggest the partnership will provide a ‘communications boost’ to the UK’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure

‘Residents of polluted cities at higher risk of coronavirus infection’

Air pollution can cause hypertension, diabetes and respiratory diseases, conditions that doctors link to higher mortality rates for coronavirus, according to a new report

Amazon unboxes EV delivery trucks ordered from Rivian

The retailer and technology giant suggests the 100,000-truck order is the largest ever single purchase of EVs

Michael Bloomberg to electrify all US cars by 2035 if he becomes President

The democrat hopeful plans to fight the climate crisis and halve national carbon emissions by 2030 by implementing a wide range of green measures in the transport space

London’s Congestion Charge zone helps cut nitrogen dioxide by 24% since 2002

A new report shows carbon monoxide levels also decreased by 62% and sulphur dioxide levels dropped by 60% between 2002 and 2019

SUVs are ‘second-largest contributor to rise in global emissions since 2010’

The International Energy Agency says this puts the cars ahead of heavy industry such as steel, cement, aluminium, as well as trucks and aviation

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Majority of people eyeing up a second car are considering the electric option

New research shows around 64% of people considering buying a second car in the UK are thinking about making it an EV