Can a future ban on gas-powered cars work? An economist explains

California's proposition to halt the sale of gasoline-powered engines may be extreme. But could it work?

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics, Rochester Institute of Technology • conversation
Jan. 5, 2021 ~7 min

Electric cars will leave hole in tax revenues, says Treasury

The Treasury says taxes must rise or services cut to compensate for the loss of fuel tax income.

bbcnews
Dec. 18, 2020 ~4 min

Millions of electric cars will need charging in future – but how?

Any green industrial revolution will need lots more electric cars – we're experimenting to see what does and doesn't work.

Stephen Potter, Professor of Transport Strategy, The Open University • conversation
Dec. 16, 2020 ~6 min

What does Boris Johnson's Green plan mean for Scotland?

The PM's plan will need to look heavily to Scotland for both the natural and the technical fixes.

bbcnews
Nov. 18, 2020 ~5 min

Electric vehicles: Your questions answered

We answer your top questions on electric cars - on charging, on range and on battery life.

bbcnews
Nov. 18, 2020 ~5 min

Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under the PM's green plan

The PM confirms he is bringing the ban forward as he sets out his "green industrial revolution".

bbcnews
Nov. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Bentley reveals plan to go fully electric by 2030

The luxury carmaker will scrap petrol engines within a decade and become carbon neutral.

bbcnews
Nov. 6, 2020 ~2 min

Electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up – economist

It seems likely we are going to need radical reductions in future ownership of private vehicles as we transition to cleaner transport.

Jamie Morgan, Professor of Economics, Leeds Beckett University • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~8 min

Economist: electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up

It seems likely we are going to need radical reductions in future ownership of private vehicles as we transition to cleaner transport.

Jamie Morgan, Professor of Economics, Leeds Beckett University • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~8 min

The UK plans to build huge batteries to store renewable energy – but there's a much cheaper solution

Grid-scale batteries could be at least double the cost of those in electric vehicles.

Andrew Cruden, Professor of Energy Technology, University of Southampton • conversation
July 27, 2020 ~6 min

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