Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars

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Uber and Lyft in New York required to be zero-emission by 2030, officials say
Mayor Eric Adams announced the initiative was part of the ‘Working People’s Agenda’ at his second state of the city address

Gloria Oladipo

27, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Britishvolt ‘collapsed owing £120m’ as UK car industry reports dismal year
Several bids are understood to have been made for assets of failed electric vehicle battery startup

Jasper Jolly and John Collingridge

26, Jan, 2023 @6:01 AM

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Revealed: how US transition to electric cars threatens environmental havoc
By 2050 electric vehicles could require huge amounts of lithium for their batteries, causing damaging expansions of mining

Nina Lakhani Climate justice reporter

24, Jan, 2023 @8:30 AM

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EU ‘could end reliance on China for electric car batteries by 2030’
Prediction predicated on investment that keeps pace with Joe Biden’s $369bn green subsidy spree

Alex Lawson

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Business minister boasted Britishvolt was Brexit success story months before collapse
Electric car battery firm planned to build large facility in Northumberland with government funds if it found investors

Michael Savage Policy Editor

22, Jan, 2023 @7:30 AM

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The Observer view on the free market thinking that failed Britishvolt | Observer editorial
The government’s hands-off approach meant the odds were against the EV battery startup from the start

Observer editorial

22, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Britishvolt: how Britain’s bright battery future fell flat
Startup that hoped to transform UK car production was once valued at more than £800m, but collapsed worth a tiny fraction of that

Jasper Jolly

20, Jan, 2023 @4:49 PM

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‘Super-tipping points’ could trigger cascade of climate action
Small interventions on electric cars and plant-based meat could unlock rapid emissions cuts, say experts

Damian Carrington Environment editor

20, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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UK net zero report: what are its recommendations and conclusions?
What seeks to be comprehensive review actually contains huge gaps and is devastating assessment of Tories’ failures

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

19, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Thailand’s tuk-tuks go green amid rising demand for electric models
Travel without the combustion-engine fumes and noise is increasingly popular in the country with some of the world’s worst air pollution

Rebecca Root in Bangkok

19, Jan, 2023 @4:29 AM

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Electric vehicle sales accelerate to record highs in New Zealand
Environmental awareness and government-backed subsidies have contributed to the spike, while Australian purchases remain stuck in the slow lane

Charlotte Graham-McLay in Wellington

18, Jan, 2023 @2:39 AM

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Where does the Britishvolt collapse leave UK’s dream of an electric future?
Britain’s car industry relies on petrol or diesel vehicles – and every failure to be part of the electric revolution makes it more exposed

Jasper Jolly

17, Jan, 2023 @4:39 PM

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