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Will Rivian’s electric vehicles end Detroit’s reign over the US auto industry?

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Normal, Illinois, a town of just 55,000 people, could be the future of car manufacturing, according to Wall Street traders, at least. Six hours’ drive away in Detroit, home of the US auto industry for more than 100 ye...

Battery power: five innovations for cleaner, greener electric vehicles

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While the journey to a low-carbon economy is well under way, the best route to get there remains up for debate. But, amid the slew of “pathways” and “roadmaps”, one broad consensus exists: “clean” technology will play...

Electric cars are not a magic bullet for air pollution

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The benefits of switching to electric vehicles to clean up our toxic air has been given much airtime, both at Cop26 and by the UK government in recent weeks (‘What if we just gave up cars?’: Cop26 leaders urged to dre...

Australia news updates live: Scott Morrison defends electric vehicle policy in face of backlash

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Prime minister continues to lash out at Labor as he responds to questions about his government’s stance on EVs. Vaccine rollout tracker; Cases and data tracker

General Electric announces plan to split into three separate companies

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General Electric said on Tuesday it would split into three public companies as it seeks to simplify its business, pare down debt and breathe life into a battered share price. The split marks the end of the 129-year-o...

Toyota announces the bZ4X: the carmaker’s first mass-produced electric vehicle

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Toyota has released details about its first mass-produced electric vehicle in a significant step for the world’s second-biggest carmaker. The bZ4X is an SUV with optional rooftop solar panels that will be sold in both...

Tesla opens Superchargers to other electric cars for first time

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Tesla is opening its charging network to other electric cars for the first time with a pilot programme in the Netherlands, as the world’s most valuable carmaker looks to bring electric vehicles into the mainstream. Th...

Hertz’s supercharged Tesla deal could haul us into the electric vehicle age

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On Tuesday, Hertz, the car-rental firm that recently emerged from bankruptcy, announced that it had made a deal to buy 100,000 cars from Tesla for what knowledgeable sources estimate to be worth $4bn. On learning this...

Ford to invest £230m in electric vehicle plant on Merseyside

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Ford has announced it will invest £230m in a Merseyside transmission factory to upgrade it to make parts for electric vehicles, in a significant fillip for northern England’s automotive industry. The US carmaker’s inv...

Amid the petrol crisis, is it time to switch to an electric car?

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As some petrol stations ran out of fuel and queues of cars lined up outside those that did have stocks, causing lengthy waits for motorists waiting to fill up, many drivers’ thoughts turned to the option of buying an ...

London Marathon’s ‘electric’ return an important step towards normality

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The most joyous and uplifting event in the British sporting calendar is back – and this year it will be bigger than ever. Come 9am on Sunday morning, 40,000 people will start a 26.2 mile journey from Blackheath to the...

‘False choice’: is deep-sea mining required for an electric vehicle revolution?

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At the Goodwood festival of speed near Chichester, the crowds gathered at the hill-climb circuit to watch the world’s fastest cars roar past, as they do every year. But not far from the high-octane action, there was a...

Electric vehicles divide opinion as car-loving Germany goes to polls

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The second Steve Dumke spots a gap in the traffic on the road from Eggersdorf to Strausberg, his white Hyundai Ioniq lurches forward and nestles between two fast-moving Volkswagens in the right-hand lane. “A tap on th...

How your electric toothbrush can aid pollination

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It might be a deeply uncool thing to admit, but there are few things I enjoy more than trawling academic databases for obscure articles about plant science. Especially when, buried deep in the geekspeak, you discover ...

The week in audio: This Union; Neil Oliver’s Love Letter to the British Isles; Electric Ride UK and more

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This Union: A Sea Between Us (BBC Radio 4) | BBC SoundsThis Union: The Ghost Kingdoms of England (BBC Radio 4) | BBC SoundsThis Union: Two Kingdoms (BBC Radio 4) | BBC Radio 4Neil Oliver’s Love Letter to the British I...

Your gas stove is leaking air pollution inside your own home. Go electric

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I traveled around the developing world for more than a decade seeing and studying first-hand the damage that wood and charcoal do to the lungs of people – mostly women and children – who use it for cooking. Nearly hal...

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