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280 million e-bikes are slashing oil demand far more than electric vehicles

E-bikes and scooters displace 4x as much demand for oil as all of the EVs in the world.

Solar-Powered Car Completes 620-Mile Test Drive Across North Africa

Stella Terra, the first off-road solar-powered car, recently completed a test drive of 620 miles across north Africa without recharging.

India approves $7 bln plan for electric buses in nearly 170 cities

India on Wednesday approved plans for a nearly 580 billion rupee ($7 billion) scheme to deploy 10,000 electric buses in 169 cities over a decade, along with charging and associated infrastructure facilities.

Volkswagen Announces Plans for a More Affordable Electric Car

German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) has announced the details of a new electric car concept — dubbed the ID. 2all — that will sell for less than $26,534.

Could Conventional Cars Be Converted to EVs to Fight Climate Change?

As the world transitions to electric vehicles (EVs), what should happen to all the gas guzzlers that will remain on the roads?

Popular Hybrid Car Brands Like BMW and Peugeot Emit More CO2 Than They Claim, Study Finds

Plug-in hybrid cars are sold to drivers and governments as part of the climate solution. The truth is they pollute far more than advertised.

Step Aboard the Solar-Powered ‘Tesla on the Water’

Innovative design firm Crossboundaries worked with the owner of a 15-by-four meter (approximately 49-by-13 foot) motorboat to transform it into a comfortable, solar-powered “Tesla on the Water.”

Mercedes-Benz will build a $1 billion EV fast-charging network in the US

Working with ChargePoint, Mercedes-Benz will install more than 2,500 EV chargers at 400 sites by 2027.

Scottish brand Munro reveals world’s most hardcore electric 4×4

A boutique Scottish company is making off-road EVs designed to last for decades. It’s called the Munro Mk_1.

DC fast chargers are replacing old phone boxes in Ireland

EasyGo, Ireland’s largest private EV charging network, today announced a new investment in DC fast chargers in towns and villages, and they’re going to be sited where old phone boxes used to be.

Do Electric Scooters Reduce Car Use?

Banning scooters may reduce sidewalk congestion and keep would-be riders and pedestrians safer, but it comes at a cost, according to new research.

This solar + microgrid storage depot can charge 70 electric buses

Montgomery County, Maryland, is on a roll. 70 of the county’s electric buses will be powered at a solar-powered, microgrid energy storage depot in Brookville.