Is it worth converting ordinary cars into electric ones?
29 October 2022 | 5:27 pm
Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular but buying them new is expensive. Is it worth turning your combustion engine vehicle into an electric one? And how does it work for vintage cars, trucks and buses?
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The German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to build a network of fast-charging stations for electric cars in several of its core markets. It says they will be made available for drivers of any mark of car.
Rafael Nadal will become a new team owner in the UIM E1 World Championship, the world's first all-electric raceboat championship. The 22-time Grand Slam champion will enter his own team for the inaugural season, which is set to get underway later this year.
It could be the biggest revolution in the aviation industry since the invention of the jet engine, but there are still many hurdles for electric passenger planes before they take to the skies.
Battery electric vehicles have climbed to a record share of new car sales in the EU, albeit still a modest 12.1%. In the last quarter, alternatively-powered vehicles outsold petrol and diesel for the first time.
German car giant Volkswagen has chosen Canada to build its first battery plant outside Europe to localize its electric vehicle production chain in the region.
Sales of electric vehicles are expected to surge in India by the end of the decade as the government pledges to slash carbon emissions.
In the streets of Kenya’s second biggest city, Mombasa, an invention of two previews classmates promises to revolutionize the electric mobility. "E-beba", the Kenyan electric Tuk-Tuk, is fulfilling the high demand for cheap and clean energy.
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced the first set of electric buses for the state’s mass transit scheme. Sanwo-Olu announced this on his Twitter page on Sunday, as he shared pictures of the buses.
France's inaugural "gigafactory" is perceived as a critical milestone in the transition towards a green economy, given that the EU is set to prohibit the sale of petrol cars beginning in 2035. In anticipation of this deadline, both France and Europe aim to lessen their reliance on Chinese suppliers, who have enjoyed a lead of over a decade.
The first 100% electric public transport vehicle has been operating for eight months in Cape Verde. Since 2020, the island nation is promoting electric mobility with help from Germany.
As EV sales have soared, the tire industry has innovated its products to fit the needs of the relatively heavy, efficient and silent cars. But there is one problem the industry is struggling to crack.
High costs, lower demand, fiercer competition — the German automotive industry is coming under pressure. The lucrative Chinese market, in particular, is proving difficult as Chinese consumers choose national brands.
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