Germany is moving forward with vehicle-to-grid technologies, and the aim is for electric and autonomous vehicles to play a big role in the future.
Britain will ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from 2035, five years earlier than planned, in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of reliance on the internal combustion engine.
The step amounts to a victory for electric cars that if copied globally could hit the wealth of oil producers, as well as transform the car industry and one of the icons of 20th Century capitalism: the automobile itself.
“We have to deal with our CO2 emissions,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at a launch event for COP26 at London’s Science Museum on Tuesday. “As a country and as a society, as a planet, as a species, we must now act.”
The mayors of Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens have said they plan to ban diesel vehicles from city centers by 2025. France is preparing to ban the sale of fossil fuel-powered cars by 2040.
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The average owner holds onto a car, truck, or sport-utility vehicle for around seven years these days and finances it for nearly that long.
Smart buyers know that to get the best overall deal on a new vehicle they have to look beyond a vehicle’s sticker price and choose a model within a given size and price class that’s inherently cheaper to own over time.
The key factors to consider here are depreciation, fuel economy, insurance premiums, and the ongoing cost of maintenance and repairs. It may sound like a lot of work to research these variables, but gathering the data can be relatively easy, thanks to the experts at Kelley Blue Book.
Read the article at Forbes.
The first electric school buses will hit city streets this year after Mayor de Blasio signs an executive order requiring more than 20,000 on-road vehicles in New York City’s municipal fleet be plug-in electric by 2040.
The order, which de Blasio will announce in his annual State of the City on Thursday, will mean every single garbage truck, ferry, ambulance, police cruiser, bus, car and vehicle owned and operated by municipal agencies will have to be fully electric.
“To address our climate crisis, New York City needs to stop burning fossil fuels and electrify everything," said de Blasio, who insists on being driven 12 miles in a hybrid minivan to his favorite gym on most workdays. “That’s why we’re making our entire fleet electric by 2040 – the equivalent of taking 750,000 cars off the street."
Read the article at NY Daily News.