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  • EU’s electric vehicle drive leaves supercars at the back of the grid
    None of the 22,000 luxury fast cars sold in 2021 were fully electric but with the 2035 fuel ban sports carmakers must change, fastPetrolhead supercar owners who love the rumble of a V8 and the aroma of exhaust fumes are being told to prepare for a legally enforced smoother and cleaner ride.The EU th…
    - 38 days ago 2 Jul 22, 8:00am -
  • Tesla hit by new lawsuit alleging racial abuse
    Fifteen black former or current employees allege they faced racial abuse and harassment at carmaker’s factoriesFifteen black former or current employees at Tesla have filed a lawsuit against the electric carmaker, alleging they faced racial abuse and harassment at its factories.The workers said th…
    - 38 days ago 1 Jul 22, 10:28am -
  • I was fined £100 for charging my car at a motorway service station
    The time limit for free parking is two hours but I had to wait 30 minutes just to get the use of a charging pointI stopped at Abington services on the M74 to charge my electric car. I had to wait over half an hour for a connector to become free, then spent an hour and a half charging. Ten days later…
    - 40 days ago 30 Jun 22, 7:00am -
  • Five things we have learned about the UK’s path to net zero
    Committee on Climate Change report paints a dire picture of Britain’s progress in reducing farm emissions and homes insulationThere are currently no credible plans to help the majority of households to improve their energy efficiency, the progress report from the Committee on Climate Change conclu…
    - 41 days ago 29 Jun 22, 12:01am -
  • Toyota recalls its first electric cars amid fears the wheels could fall off
    Global recall of 2,700 bZ4X SUVs a major blow to world’s largest carmaker’s first attempts at battery-only vehicleToyota has been forced to recall 2,700 of its first electric vehicles because of concerns the wheels could fall off, in a blow to the world’s largest carmaker’s belated attempt t…
    - 45 days ago 24 Jun 22, 1:15pm -
  • Elon Musk says ‘inevitable’ US recession will probably come soon
    Musk’s comments, echoing other CEOs, are accompanied by plan to lay off 10% of Tesla’s salaried staffElon Musk has warned that a US recession is “more likely than not” to come soon as the Tesla chief executive confirmed plans to cut 10% of salaried staff at the electric carmaker over the nex…
    - 48 days ago 21 Jun 22, 4:50pm -
  • Environmental concerns remain as Toyota files appeal against class action ruling over diesel filters
    Car company alleges mistakes of fact and law in appeal against April decision that could result in $2bn damages paid to ownersFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingToyota has appealed against a class action ruling which could s…
    - 48 days ago 21 Jun 22, 9:44am -
  • Government pulls plug on its remaining UK electric car subsidies
    DfT says it wants to focus funding on expanding the public electric chargepoint networkThe UK government is ending the last remaining subsidies for electric cars, arguing it will free up funds to expand the charging network and support other battery-powered vehicles.In a controversial move, the gove…
    - 55 days ago 14 Jun 22, 1:12pm -
  • A living room on a skateboard: how electric vehicles are redefining the car
    Future EV designs offer drivers more space and leisure, with fewer parts making production more sustainableTake any petrol car sold today and show it to a mechanic working on a Ford Model T 100 years ago and there is a fairly good chance they would understand roughly how it works. An internal combus…
    - 58 days ago 11 Jun 22, 10:00am -
  • Traditional carmakers could boost profits by accelerating move to electric
    Analysis suggests electric operations will become rapidly more profitable than petrol and diesel arms within five yearsThe world’s largest traditional carmakers could improve their profit margins and boost their value to investors by accelerating the transition to electric cars in the next decade,…
    - 68 days ago 1 Jun 22, 11:00am -
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