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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

End of the road for traditional vehicles? Here are the facts

Oct 10, 2017 13:32 pm UTC| Insights & Views

New sales of petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2040 in the UK, which has since been joined by France. Sweden and Scotland will impose the ban by 2032, and Norway by 2025. Coupled with increasing concern over the...

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Jobs, tax and politics: three ways electric vehicles will change our world

Oct 06, 2017 00:15 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology Economy

China, the worlds largest car market, is working on a timetable to stop the production and sale of vehicles powered by fossil fuels. India has declared its intention to make all new vehicles electric by 2030. Like...

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New Mercedes-Benz Maybach Convertible Is An Electric Car Enthusiast’s Dream

Aug 21, 2017 06:24 am UTC| Technology

Anyone who has been following the development of the electric car for decades will remember a time when analysts and so-called experts said that such vehicles would never be sexy enough for the masses. Then Tesla came...

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The economic black hole at the heart of the shift to electric vehicles

Aug 07, 2017 16:02 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 is perhaps the most significant policy announcement made by the UK government in the past decade (with the possible exception of Brexit). It feels like a...

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How electric vehicles could take a bite out of the oil market

Jul 27, 2017 10:13 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

When will cars powered by gas-guzzling internal combustion engines become obsolete? Not as soon as it seems, even with the latest automotive news out of Europe. First, Volvo announced it would begin to phase out the...

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Volvo To Go Full Electric, Says Goodbye To Gas Cars

Jul 08, 2017 16:28 pm UTC| Technology

While it still remains one of the most well-known luxury brands of cars in the business, Volvo is not about to wait until it becomes left behind by current trends. As a result, the company has announced that it will be...

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Electric Cars Can Also Power Buildings When Parked, Researchers Say

Jun 17, 2017 03:11 am UTC| Science Technology

It seems there is one more reason to get an electric car other than to protect the environment. According to researchers, vehicles running on electricity can also power buildings without suffering battery drain or...

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Economy

Indian economy to grow strongly in 2017, per capita income remains low

The International Monetary Fund has recently projected that India will again record one of the worlds highest economic growth rates this year. According to IMF, the Indian economy is expected to expand 6.7 percent in 2017,...

Australian residential building activity likely to flat-line, non-residential activity to rise strongly

Australias headline construction work done rose strongly on a sequential basis in the third quarter. Construction work done grew 15.7 percent in the September quarter, as compared with the rise of 9.8 percent in the prior...

U.S. Treasuries range-bound ahead of FOMC’s November meeting minutes, long Thanksgiving weekend

The U.S. Treasuries remained range-bound Wednesday as investors remained sidelined in any major trading activity ahead of the FOMC November meeting minutes, scheduled to be released today by 19:00GMT ahead of a long...

New Zealand bonds close higher as downtrend continues in dairy prices

New Zealand bonds closed higher on Wednesday as a downward trend in prices continued in Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction. Also, this represents the 4th straight decline witnessed at GDT events. At the time of closing,...

JGBs gain on BoJ’s daily market operations ahead of Thanksgiving day

Japanese bonds gained on Wednesday following the Bank of Japan (BoJ) daily market operation ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, with inflation still way below the central bank 2 percent target, the BoJ sees no...

Politics

Brexit: why Macron has more room to manoeuvre than May and Merkel

Despite the valiant efforts of both the EU and the UK to uphold confidence in the Brexit negotiations process, its clear the talks have been deeply unsatisfactory for both sides. Fundamental conflicts of interest and...

Why PR agencies and their spin should be the subject of greater scrutiny

It was one of the biggest and best-known British PR agencies around. So when Bell Pottinger came crashing down earlier this year, you could be forgiven for wondering why it hadnt prepared a better crisis strategy to deal...

Catalonia crisis: Spain enters unchartered territory following Madrid move to end autonomy

Shortly after Catalonias parliament in Barcelona voted to declare independence from Spain on October 27, the senate in Madrid voted to trigger Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, removing Catalonias autonomy. In...

China's ambition burns bright - with Xi Jinping firmly in charge

The most important political event of 2017, the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, has concluded. And while there was much to digest, one image above all stands out: Xi Jinpings political dominance and his burning...

Kuwait's economic interest in mediating the Qatar-Gulf crisis

A blockade against Qatar by its Gulf neighbours is now in its fifth month. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates severed socio-economic ties with Qatar as punishment for its alleged support of terrorism...

Science

Drug Addiction Could Be Cured With Gene Therapy

The opioid addiction crisis gripping the U.S. is currently one of the biggest health issues plaguing the country. In many cases, opioid addicts turn to using heroin or methamphetamine in order to get high. In what could...

Cancer Patient Injected With Vaccine For The First Time

Cancer is one of the last remaining major illnesses that still does not have a vaccine, but human trials have finally begun to change all this. Moderna Therapeutics just injected a patient with a cancer vaccine for the...

New Zealand’s Plan To Weaponize CRISPR To Annihilate Pests Sparks Debate In Scientific Community

Its always the same story. Governments want to use science as a weapon of mass destruction, certain members of the scientific community speak up about the potential consequences, and the debates ensue. In the case of New...

Scientists Achieved Real-Time Gene Editing In Live Human Subject For The First Time

Gene editing is considered by many as the future of medicine. The potential uses attributed to the field range from curing all kinds of diseases to making humans practically invulnerable. For the first time, scientists...

Scientist Proves Brain Implant Can Improve Memory By 30%

These days, one of the hottest topics in the tech and medical industries is the matter of cybernetics or merging man with machine. A scientist has recently advanced this field by demonstrating how a brain implant can...

Technology

Loot Boxes Are Gambling According To Belgium, Major Win For Gamers

Loot boxes and microtransactions have been the bane of many gamers lives since they started gaining popularity. The recent backlash against EAs decision to nickel and dime players with Battlefront II was the final straw...

The iPhone X Was Reportedly Made Using Illegal Slave Labor

Everyone already knows that iPhones are made using questionable manufacturing methods but in a recent report, the world was treated to another glimpse of the terrible truth behind every Apple device enjoyed by consumers....

Skype Vanishes From Chinese App Market, Another Bites The Dust

As a country with a history of having inconvenient apps removed, the disappearance of Skype from the Chinese market isnt really that surprising. As of writing, all traces of the app are gone from the app stores, including...

Google Location-Tracking Controversy Splits Publications, Spying Or Not Spying?

There was a recent report that Google was apparently tracking user locations even when they have disabled location tracker on their devices. This was then picked up by other publications, thus spreading the narrative that...

Quantum Computers Pose Threat To Bitcoin And Blockchain, Study Claims

With so many developments and advances in the tech industry over the years, a lot of them can seem interconnected. In the case of quantum computers and the cryptocurrency market, this is apparently the case, but not all in...
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