California to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035


Californians will not be able to buy new internal combustion engine (ICE) cars from 2035 after Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order.
VW appoints supply chain watchdog to ensure ethical sourcing practices

VW appoints EV supply chain watchdog


Volkswagen has today announced that it has partnered with an agency to ensure that the materials used in its EVs are responsibly sourced.
Nissan’s 500,000th Leaf rolls off the line

Nissan has built half a million Leaf electric cars


Nissan is celebrating the production of half a million Leaf electric hatchbacks, on the day that the industry celebrates World EV Day.
Environmental activists install anti-car billboards across UK cities

Environment activists install anti-car billboards


Activists from the Brandalism network have installed over 100 billboards across the UK attacking what it calls "misleading" car advertising.
Lewis Hamilton founds Extreme E team

Lewis Hamilton founds Extreme E team


Six-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton has founded a racing team, X44, which will take part in the Extreme E electric off-road series.
Environmental concerns mount use of nickel in EVs

Environmental concerns mount use of nickel in EVs


In the environmental debate around EVs, cobalt is often bought up as one of their pitfalls. However, concern is rising over the use of nickel.
Tesla supplier creating nickel and cobalt-free battery

Tesla supplier creating nickel-free battery


CATL, a Chinese company that supplies to the likes of Tesla, has announced it is working on a battery free of nickel and cobalt.
British military testing hybrid armoured vehicles

British military testing hybrid armoured vehicles


The British military is testing hybrid electric technology on its armoured vehicles to make them quieter and more environmentally friendly.
VW suffers hit in ongoing dieselgate scandal

VW suffers hit in ongoing dieselgate scandal


Car making giant Volkswagen has been dealt another blow by judges in ongoing action regarding diesel emissions.
BMW eDrive Zones introduces in London and Birmingham, using geo-fencing technology for plug-in hybrid cars

BMW eDrive Zones switch hybrids to EV mode


BMW has introduced new “eDrive Zones” designed to ensure its plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models run in zero-emission electric mode when in cities.
SUVs are endangering climate goals, report says

SUVs are endangering climate goals, report says


A study has called for a tobacco-style advertising ban on SUVs in order to ensure the country meets its aims to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
Fuel duty revenue plummets during lockdown

Fuel duty revenue plummets during lockdown


The coronavirus lockdown left a gaping £2.4bn hole in the treasury’s income from fuel duty in April and May, compared with last year.
Half of £75m fund to lower motorway pollution has gone unspent

Half of motorway anti-pollution fund goes unspent


Almost half of a £75m fund intended to bring down the levels of pollution on the UK’s motorways has gone unspent, an official review has found.