How electric vehicles can help the developing world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicolas Peltier-Thiberge, Global Director for the Transport Sector, World Bank Electric cars are capturing headlines and wallets the world over. Over 6 million were sold in 2021, double the year prior. With some government policies shifting in their […]

Deal confirms zero-emissions target for new cars and vans in 2035

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday night, Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on revised CO2 emissions reduction targets for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. EU negotiators secured an agreement with member states on the Commission’s original proposal to reach zero-emission road mobility by 2035 […]

Electric vehicles: The 3 main factors holding back sales

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content They are quiet, comparatively inexpensive to run and gentle on the environment. So why don’t more people drive electric vehicles (EV)? These emissions-free vehicles are seen as the future of transport, yet despite […]

The road to an EV future still has a few potholes. Here’s how to fix them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Luiz Avelar, Strategy Senior Director, Envision Digital, Envision Group, Envision Group Around the world, governments are driving the shift away from fossil-powered cars to electric vehicles. But several issues still pose obstacles to the widespread adoption of EVs. […]

Electric fleets can fuel decarbonisation efforts. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maya Ben Dror, Project Lead, Future of Mobility, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum & Mary Loane, Project Lead, Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum & Saul Lopez, Manager. eMobility, Transport & Environment […]

Three steps to clean up electric vehicle supply chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Lightfoot, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, LeasePlan Much has been said about the importance of electric vehicles (EVs) in the fight against climate change, and rightly so. Combined, the petrol and diesel cars on our roads are responsible for […]

The world’s largest bus system is starting to go electric

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Jakarta is trialling electric buses on some routes as part of a strategy to make the city more eco-friendly. With almost 200 million passengers a year, the Indonesian capital has the world’s largest […]

Norway’s electric car market has overtaken traditional vehicle sales

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Sales of electric cars in Norway have overtaken traditional vehicles for the first time: 58% of all new vehicles sold in March 2019 were battery-powered. Image: IEA When it comes to electric vehicle uptake, Norway […]

Parliament pushes for cleaner cars on EU roads by 2030

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. CO2 emissions from new cars should be cut by 40% by 2030 and market uptake of electric and low- emission cars should accelerate, said MEPs on Wednesday. In the draft law voted on today, MEPs proposed setting a higher target for reducing EU fleet-wide […]

The hidden cost of the electric car boom – child labour

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Last year, more than one million electric vehicles were sold. By 2020, it’s likely that will rise to 4.5 million, or 5% of the global market for cars and small trucks. Global […]

This Netherlands football stadium creates its own energy and stores it in electric car batteries

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content A massive energy storage system that includes new and used electric vehicle (EV) batteries has just been switched on at Amsterdam’s Johan Cruijff Arena, the home of Dutch football club Ajax. It is capable […]

Mainland Europe adopts Germanic cartel business patterns

As in VW’s diesel engines emissions scandal, in the case of Estonia’s half banking system working as mafia’s financiers, it was the Americans to unveil the wrongdoings. Is it by chance or the Europeans are looking the other way, when it comes to their own dirty laundry? Those calculated frame ups are not only meant […]

Commissioner sings “Volar-e” but the European driver no “Cantar-e”

It was the last day of February when the European Commission decided to organize a pompous event to test the “amazing” performance of a new electric race car in the Formula 1 Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. Its name is Volar-e and I am sure Antonio Tajani, the Commissioner responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship that […]