Some used electric cars are going up in value as the shift towards battery-powered motoring gains momentum.[Read more…] about The used electric cars going UP in value
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are seen as a major element in car makers’ need to bring down fleet CO2 emissions. So, you might be surprised to hear that sales of such vehicles were down by around 20% last year compared with 2018.[Read more…] about Will 2020 be the Year of the Plug-in Hybrid Electric Car?
Almost 33,000 pure electric cars were sold between January and December 2019. That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s an increase of 136% on the same period in 2018, and the number of battery cars – pure electric, plug-in hybrid and full hybrid alike – looks set to continue the rapid rise.
That’s especially so if the government’s intention to have every new car offering plug-in electric running by 2040 is to be realised. While this would be an environmental win on most counts, there is an often-overlooked ecological burden associated with electric cars: the batteries. What do we do with them when they reach the point that they need to be re-used or recycled?[Read more…] about Used Electric Car Batteries: What happens to them and can they be recycled?
Electric cars are becoming an increasingly visible part of the motoring landscape, with models from Tesla, Nissan, BMW, Renault and others slowly gaining traction with buyers. But it’s not just modern car design that’s benefitting from electric power – there’s now also a growing number of classic cars being converted to electric running. In doing so, models that might otherwise be considered as four-wheeled history are being given a whole new lease of life.[Read more…] about The Classic Cars that are Turning Electric
How about this for a cool idea? Nissan’s latest concept vehicle is an electric ice cream van without the ICE – that’s Internal Combustion Engine.
The theory behind the project is to provide an alternative to traditional diesel-engined ice cream vans, which often need to be left idling in order to operate their refrigeration equipment, thus having a detrimental impact on local air quality.[Read more…] about Is Nissan’s Electric Ice Cream Van the Perfect Battery-Powered Vehicle?