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An electric car is an automobile that is propelled by one or more electric motors, using electrical energy stored in rechargeable batteries or another energy storage device. Electric motors give electric cars instant torque, creating strong and smooth acceleration. They are also around three times as efficient as cars with an internal combustion engine. The first electric cars were produced in the 1880s. Since 2008, a renaissance in electric vehicle manufacturing has occurred due to advances in batteries and energy management, concerns about increasing oil prices, and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Several national and local governments have established tax credits, subsidies, and other incentives to promote the introduction and adoption in the mass market of new electric vehicles depending on battery size and their all-electric range. Electric cars are significantly quieter than conventional internal combustion engine automobiles. They do not emit tailpipe pollutants, giving a large reduction of local air pollution, and, can give a significant reduction in total greenhouse gas and other emissions (dependent on the method used for electricity generation). As of September 2015, there are over 30 models of highway legal all-electric passenger cars and utility vans available for retail sales, mainly in the United States, China, Japan, Western European countries. By mid-September 2015, about 620,000 light-duty electric vehicles have been sold worldwide out of total global sales of one million plug-in electric cars sold since 2008. The world's top selling highway-capable electric car is the Nissan Leaf, released in December 2010 and sold in 46 countries. Global Leaf sales passed the 200,000 unit milestone in December 2015, and the Tesla Model S, released in June 2012, ranks second with over 107,000 units sold worldwide. In this series, we cover stories covering the development of electric vehicles around the world.

Electric Car Series

Tesla delivers 184,800 units in Q1 to surpass record, expectations

Apr 03, 2021 00:35 am UTC| Business

Tesla Inc posted record deliveries of 184,800 vehicles globally during the first quarter, beating Wall Street estimates of 177,822 vehicles, as solid demand for less expensive models offset the impact of a global shortage...

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S. Korean, Japanese EV battery makers lose market share to Chinese rivals

Mar 31, 2021 23:42 pm UTC| Economy

The global market shares of South Koreas three electric vehicle (EV) battery makers LG Energy Solution, Samsung SDI Co., and SK Innovation Co dropped in the first two months of the year despite increases in shipments due...

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BMW says electric cars to comprise 50% of sales by 2030

Mar 17, 2021 23:23 pm UTC| Business

BMW is targetting at least 50 percent of its deliveries by 2030 to be electric models, with its MINI brand becoming fully electric. The German carmaker added that around 90 percent of its market categories would be...

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Honda to sell electric SUVs, hybrids in US to comply with zero emissions target

Mar 12, 2021 23:56 pm UTC| Business

Honda of America will offer two all-electric SUVs in the US in 2024 and offer hybrid gas-electric vehicles to comply with emissions-reduction targets and cope with Californias ban on sales of new internal-combustion...

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Tesla adds $106 billion to market capitalization after shares surge almost 20%

Mar 10, 2021 08:05 am UTC| Economy

Tesla Inc shares soared nearly 20 percent on Tuesday, its largest daily gain in a year that added $106 billion to its market capitalization, due to increased China sales and improved ratings on the stock by New Street...

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Aston Martin vows to manufacture its electric cars in UK

Mar 09, 2021 23:29 pm UTC| Business

Luxury car giant Aston Martin has pledged to manufacture all of its electric cars in the UK beginning 2025. According to Aston Martins owner, Lawrence Stroll, all of its battery sports cars will be created at its...

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Kia releases teaser on its first all-electric model

Mar 09, 2021 09:20 am UTC| Business

Kia Corp. released a teaser for its first dedicated all-electric model, the EV6, set for a global unveiling later this month. The EV6 has a sleek, coupe-like roofline and a slight ducktail. Kia plans to launch seven...

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Economy

Sanofi spending S$638 million for vaccine production in Singapore

Sanofi confirmed on Monday, April 12, that it is investing in Singapore for its vaccine production in the region. The French drugmaker is spending S$637 million or around 400 million that will be given out in over five...

Goldman Sachs confirms the opening of its new office in Birmingham

Goldman Sachs announced on Tuesday, April 13, that it will be opening its new office in Birmingham in the U.K. The investment bank and financial service company stated that it is taking this step to expand in...

Toshiba: Oasis says CVC’s $20 billion offer to buy the Japanese company is too low

Toshiba received a buyout proposal from CVC Capital Partners amounting to $20 billion. This is said to be equivalent to 5,000 per share, but the companys investor Oasis Management stated that this is too low. Toshibas...

Hyundai Motor looking to collaborate with Samsung SDI for EV batteries

Hyundai Motor is taking steps to realize its plans for a shift to totally eco-friendly vehicles and for this, it wants to collaborate with Samsung SDI. Thus, the companies are reportedly looking forward to signing a...

Politics

Donald Trump 2024: Nikki Haley will not run if ex-POTUS decides to run for office again

Even as former President Donald Trump has suggested every now and then about running for office again in the 2024 elections, several Republicans are being touted as possible contenders for the party. One possible...

Nancy Pelosi takes a swipe at the "squad" in upcoming book

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discusses her colleagues in an upcoming book by USA Today journalist Susan Page. When it came to New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her squad, Pelosi had some blunt remarks...

Joe Biden nominates Chris Magnus and Ur Jaddou to CBP and USCIS

Joe Biden is announcing his nominations for key positions in other agencies and this week he has announced his picks for two immigration agencies. Biden is nominating Chris Magnus and Ur Jaddou to lead the CBP and the...

Kamala Harris says Daunte Wright's family 'deserve answers' following the recent shooting

As the trial of Derek Chauvin over the murder of George Floyd is underway, another incident has occurred when Daunte Wright was shot and killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota this week. Vice president Kamala Harris condemned...

Science

Feeding cows a few ounces of seaweed daily could sharply reduce their contribution to climate change

Methane is a short-lived but powerful greenhouse gas and the second-largest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide. And the majority of human-induced methane emissions comes from livestock. About 70% of...

Researchers have grown 'human embryos' from skin cells. What does that mean, and is it ethical?

Researchers have successfully grown model versions of early human embryos by reprogramming cells from human skin. The breakthrough potentially opens up new ways to study the earliest phases of human development, learn more...

Artemis: how ever changing US space policy may push back the next Moon landing

Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan blasted off from the Taurus-Littrow valley on the Moon in their lunar module Challenger on December 14 1972. Five days later, they splashed down safely in the Pacific, closing the Apollo...

As the Perseverance rover lands on Mars, there's a lot we already know about Mars from meteorites found on Earth

NASAs Perseverance rover successfully touched down on Mars this morning, and has already begun beaming back images. But people might be surprised to learn there have been another 48 missions to the red planet so far. Of...

Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

Wood is an ancient material humans have been using for millions of years, for the construction of housing, ships and as a source of fuel for burning. Its also a renewable source, and one way to capture excess carbon...

Technology

iPhone 13 leaked renders show dual-camera is aligned diagonally

The upcoming iPhone 13 series is highly anticipated to sport the same design as its predecessor iPhone 12. However, a new leak suggests that the next base model could sport slight changes, especially in the rear...

‘BioShock 4’ developer’s job listing for Senior Writer hints at an open-world setting

Fans of the retrofuturistic-themed video game series BioShock have known for a while that a fourth main title installment is underway. Updates on the progress of its development have been scarce, but developer Cloud...

Top-tier iPad Pro could face delayed launch or limited availability due to Mini-LED shortage

Apples next lineup of iPad Pro tablets is some of the most anticipated tech products right now, especially with rumors that its 12.9-inch model would adopt Mini-LED displays. However, suppliers are reportedly facing parts...

Apple confirms ‘Spring Loaded’ event is set for April 20

After weeks of information leaks going back and forth about Apples spring event, the tech giant has finally confirmed that a product launch is slated later this month. While the company has provided key details about the...
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