The transition to electric vehicles requires significant expansion of infrastructure and network capacity to accommodate charging. How will distribution systems keep up with demand, while being future-proofed against evolving mobility requirements?
Arguing that electrification will increase carbon emissions is misguided, argues Jan Rosenow from the Regulatory Assistance Project. Instead, the focus must be on bringing more renewables online to make electricity production as clean as possible.
All new cars on the European market must be zero-emission vehicles from 2035, says the European Commission in its ‘Fit for 55’ package, but questions over affordability and infrastructure are proving difficult to answer.
European carmakers are failing to implement electrification targets in line with net-zero ambitions, says campaign group Transport and Environment in a new report.
The world will not run out of minerals any time soon, and while developing domestic supply chains makes sense, this will not make or break the energy transition.
Researchers are developing solid-state lithium batteries that are safer, more powerful and longer lasting than today’s batteries, with electric vehicle applications the Holy Grail, Princeton University’s Kelsey Hatzell tells Energy Monitor.
With more than 100 of the world's largest businesses committed to entirely electric fleets by 2030, there will soon be millions more electric vehicles on the road, requiring huge investment in charging infrastructure. How might digital technologies help ease the transition to electromobility?
Growth in clean energy technologies, most notably electric vehicles, may outpace grid developments, with potentially negative impacts on the energy transition, distribution executives believe.
A report from Rewiring Communities, a not-for-profit, presents a blueprint for the electrification of 60 US communities, which would help them reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide families with significant annual savings.
NGO Transport & Environment has revealed the inadequacy of electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the UK, and calls for local authorities to take the lead in levelling up access to public chargers.
The momentum behind electric vehicles is transforming the car industry, but recent studies suggest fewer jobs than expected may be lost – if battery production is local.
The EU should prioritise adding charging infrastructure along the continent’s busiest highways to decarbonise long-haul trucking, says NGO Transport & Environment.