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European subsidies drive Zero-Emission Truck adoption

In a landmark move to reduce carbon emissions and promote the uptake of Zero-Emission Trucks (ZETs), several European countries have implemented significant non-repayable subsidies schemes. This initiative, detailed in a comprehensive report by Ricardo for the European Clean Trucking Alliance, highlights the variety and scope of financial supports available to fleet managers across Europe. Read More

Quantitative assessment of BEV uptake in Stuttgart

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) recently conducted an extensive study to determine the factors that influence the adoption of private Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in various neighbourhoods across Stuttgart. Utilising a multivariable linear regression model, the analysis examined the relationship between sociodemographic variables and infrastructure, and how they correlate with BEV registration shares. Read More

The electrification targets of light-duty vehicles by 2030

The automotive industry is accelerating towards a more sustainable future, with major carmakers setting ambitious electrification targets for the next decade. According to the Global EV Outlook 2024, over 20 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), accounting for more than 90% of the global car sales in 2023, have laid out their plans to transition towards electric vehicles (EVs). This shift not only reflects a significant transformation in automotive technology but also aligns with global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. Read More

Amsterdam and London lead Europe’s EV charging network

As of March 2024, major European cities have significantly expanded their electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, with Amsterdam and London leading the pack. This growth reflects a strong commitment across Europe to support sustainable transport and reduce urban emissions. Read More

The acceleration of the EV charging infrastructure in Europe

As the European Union (EU) makes strides toward carbon neutrality by 2050, the demand for electrically chargeable vehicles (ECVs) is surging, underscored by ambitious CO2 targets set for cars and vans. Yet, the uptake of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) hinges not just on consumer interest but significantly on the accessibility of charging infrastructure. This article delves into the current landscape of electric vehicle (EV) charging points across Europe, highlighting the challenges and disparities in infrastructure roll-out as described in the latest ACEA Automotive Insights report. Read More

Tesla shakes up supercharger strategy with team layoffs

Tesla has made headlines with CEO Elon Musk's decision to lay off the supercharger department responsible for the company's electric vehicle (EV) chargers. This move has raised concerns across the auto industry about the future accessibility of Tesla’s charging network for EVs from other automakers, despite assurances from companies like Ford that their plans to join the network remain unchanged. Read More

Surge in global Electric Vehicle sales anticipated by 2035

The Global EV Outlook 2024 released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), forecasts a significant growth in electric vehicle (EV) adoption, projecting that the global EV fleet could exceed half a billion by 2035. The report delves into various scenarios reflecting potential futures of electric mobility based on recent market trends, policy developments, and technological advancements. Read More

Key recommendations for financing Zero-Emission Trucks

A recent study by Ricardo, commissioned by the European Clean Trucking Alliance (ECTA), illuminates a path forward for the financing of Zero-Emission Trucks (ZETs) and their associated charging and refuelling infrastructure. This in-depth research, focusing primarily on battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), has culminated in a set of 15 recommendations aimed at overcoming financial barriers and accelerating the adoption of ZETs within the road freight sector. Read More

Outlook for EV Batteries: A future powered by policy & innovation

The International Energy Agency's (IEA) recent projections highlight a transformative shift in the electric vehicle (EV) landscape, underscored by a growing market for EV batteries. This shift is not only technological but also deeply rooted in comprehensive policy frameworks and ambitious targets set by nations and carmakers globally to phase out internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. Read More

Advancements in the global Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure

As the global automotive industry undergoes a shift towards sustainability, the evolution of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure stands at the forefront of innovation. The Global EV Outlook 2024, recently published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), offers a comprehensive overview of the latest trends shaping the landscape of EV charging worldwide. Read More