Electric cars produce less CO2 than petrol vehicles, study confirms

Electric vehicles produce less carbon dioxide than petrol cars across the vast majority of the globe – contrary to the claims of some detractors, who have alleged that the CO2 emitted in the production of electricity and their manufacture outweighs the benefits. The finding is a boost to governments, including the UK, seeking to move to net zero carbon emissions, which will require a massive expansion of the electric car fleet. A similar benefit was found for electric heat pumps. In the UK, transport is now the biggest contributor to the climate…

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Not investing in electric car battery production could cost UK 105,000 jobs – study

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If the UK were to build enough batteries to replace fossil fuel car production, direct employment in the automotive industry could rebound from about 170,000 jobs in 2020 to as many as 220,000 in 2040. However, a worst-case outcome with no large-scale UK battery production could lead domestic vehicle producers to “gradually wind down their production of internal combustion engine vehicles, progressively eliminating the jobs of the 170,000 people directly employed in the UK automotive sector,” Faraday’s report says. France and Germany have announced plans for up to €6bn (£5.3bn)…

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Top 15 Most Powerful Naturally Aspirated Cars for Sale

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My, how time flies. The last time we did a roundup of the most powerful naturally aspirated cars on the market, we expressed concern the age of the free-breather was on the way out in the wake of the rising tide of forced induction. Compared to five years ago, we’re missing “all-motor” sweethearts like the Dodge Viper and the Ferrari 458 Speciale, but we’re still blessed with a cornucopia of big, lumpy, thumpin’ American (and other) V-8s sans blower or snail. We’re also pleased to report this is quite the…

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