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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

Sweden's new road powers electric vehicles – what's the environmental impact?

Apr 21, 2018 16:18 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Sweden has built the first smart road that will allow electric vehicles to charge as they drive. The eRoadArlanda pilot scheme, which covers two kilometres of road outside Stockholm, is an attempt to solve one of the...

Electric Car Series

Why don't electric cars look like the future?

Jan 09, 2018 15:34 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Electric cars were supposed to be the future or at least look like it. So now theyre here, why do they still look like ordinary petrol and diesel cars and not dazzling props from a science fiction film. Before they hit...

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...

Electric Car Series

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...

Electric Car Series

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...

Electric Car Series

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...

Electric Car Series

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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Economy

U.S. Treasuries climb ahead of Fed Chair Powell, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries climbed Friday ahead of the Federal Reserves Chair Jerome Powells speech, coupled with a host of FOMC speeches through the day, as well namely Evans, Bostic and Kaplan. The yield on the benchmark...

German bunds gain even as Ifo business climate tops market expectations in April

The German bunds gained during European session Friday as investors have shrugged off the higher-than-expected Ifo business climate index for the month of April, released today. The German 10-year bond yields, which...

German bunds gain even as Ifo business climate tops market expectations in April

The German bunds gained during European session Friday as investors have shrugged off the higher-than-expected Ifo business climate index for the month of April, released today. The German 10-year bond yields, which...

USD/KRW likely to trade between 1,060-1,085 with upward bias given rising geopolitical uncertainties, says Scotiabank

The USD/KRW currency pair is expected to range trade between 1,060 and 1,085 with an upward bias given rising geopolitical uncertainty. Also, the South Korean exporters dollar selloff will provide some support to the KRW...

New Zealand bonds close higher on safe-haven demand as rising global uncertainties threaten risk sentiments

New Zealand bonds closed higher Friday as investors tilted towards safe-haven assets, following a rise in ongoing global uncertainties after United States President Donald Trump cancelled an upcoming summit with North...

Politics

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

Would America vote for Oprah for president?

America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she...

Lawyers keep secrets locked up – so they get asked to do the dirty work

Lawyers seem to at the center of lot of scandals lately. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose office and hotel were raided by the FBI, is only the latest example. Harvey Weinsteins law firm...

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

Debate: On secularism in the 21st century

In January 2018 the French commemorated the Charlie Hebdo attacks that occurred three years earlier. The expression of American solidarity then toward the victims in France was quick and unwavering just as it was in the...

Science

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Scientists Want To Make Dogs Live Longer

Dogs are some of the most endearing creatures on the planet and one of the most tragic things about them is their short lives, at least when compared to humans. Depending on the breed, they can live from 7 to 15 years, on...

700,000-Year-Old Find Proves Early Humans Settled The Philippines Longer Than Previously Thought

Archeologists recently made a monumental discovery in the Philippines that pushes back the earliest period of human settlement in the region that was previously thought by over 600,000 years. Rhino bones and tools that...

States Sue EPA Over Rollbacks Of Environmental Protection Regulations

The Trump administration might not believe in climate change and could not care less about the environment, but the rest of the US does. This is why 18 states so far are now suing the Environmental Protection Agency for...

Technology

California SC Rules Social Media Providers Should Grant Criminal Defendants Access to Requested Data

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that criminal defendants should be granted access to certain social media posts and communications in order to build their case. In the age of prevalent social media use among...

'Overwatch' Developers Explain Why A Sequel Is Not Yet In The Pipeline

In the surging success of video games designed based on Battle Royale themes, it is remarkable how a multiplayer shooter such as Overwatch manages to, not only maintain its fanbase, but also gather support from more gamers...

Apple Bags $539 Million in Damages From Patent Infringement Lawsuit vs. Samsung

After a seven-year legal battle, the jury has decided that Apple is entitled to a $539 million payment in damages over a patent infringement case against their top smartphone industry rival, Samsung. The said amount...

Epic Games Reveals 'Fortnite' V5 State of Development Brings Playground Mode And More Optimizations

Fortnite developer Epic Games revealed the next set of patches and new contents, including a new Playground mode and several optimizations, arriving through the games fifth State of Development update. In a recently...

Exposed T-Mobile Domain Could Have Leaked Private Customer Information

A security flaw was recently discovered hiding in T-Mobile domain that could have been exploited to gather customers private information. According to reports, the vulnerability was found in one of T-Mobiles subdomains...
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