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

Tags: transport electric-cars interdisciplinarity climate-crisis electric-vehicles cars decarbonisation

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

Tags: transport electric-cars interdisciplinarity climate-crisis electric-vehicles cars decarbonisation

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

Tags: electric-cars electric-vehicles batteries energy-storage renewables grid-energy-storage

If all cars were electric, UK carbon emissions would drop by 12%

We calculated what would happen if petrol cars were replaced overnight with Teslas and Nissan Leafs.

Amin Al-Habaibeh, Professor of Intelligent Engineering Systems, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
May 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change carbon-emissions electric-cars cars

Car dependency: UK government can't cut driving and build lots of roads at same time

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has called for fewer cars and better public transport.

Stephen Joseph, Visiting Professor, Smart Mobility Research Unit, University of Hertfordshire • conversation
April 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  transport  walking  electric-cars  uk-government  emissions  cycling  decarbonisation  active-travel  transport-sector

Zero emissions: government must address hurdles putting people off electric cars

If the UK government is serious about facilitating a technology shift, it must provide serious long-term policies to improve cost and range.

Swapnesh Masrani, Assistant Professor, Management Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University • conversation
March 19, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  car-industry  diesel  electric-cars  petrol

Volkswagen’s climate activist won’t be able to change the green credentials of the company any time soon

After 'Dieselgate', Volkswagen appears keen to rescue its public image. Now it's looking to hire its own 'Greta Thunberg'.

Tom Stacey, Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Anglia Ruskin University • conversation
March 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  automotive-industry  electric-cars  greenwash  transport-emissions  climate-activism  dieselgate  volkswagen-emissions-scandal  car-manufacturers  greta-thunberg

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