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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: As Covid-19 Hits Electric Vehicles, Some Thrive, Others Die

Electric vehicles generally don’t coast; they are designed either to accelerate or brake at any given time. The electric vehicle market is much the same.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electric cars in Europe emit, on average, almost 3 times less CO2 than equivalent petrol/diesel cars.

How much CO2 can electric cars really save compared to diesel and petrol cars? To answer this question we have developed a tool (see below) that compiles all the most up-to-date data on CO2 emissions linked to the use of an electric, diesel or petrol car.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electric Vehicles Buoyed by a Backlog and Fresh Air

As Covid-19 crunches car sales globally, a backlog of orders have helped electric vehicles maintain momentum in much of the world —better than gas-powered cars and trucks.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: COVID-19: Can Battery Electric Car Sales Buck the Trend?

Much current automotive analysis concerns the impact of COVID-19 on headline vehicles sales and production numbers. And rightly so, as these are being downgraded in an unprecedented way as markets endure near-shutdown conditions. But this was supposed to be the year when electrification of the European car market, particularly battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales, really moved up a gear.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: COVID-19 puts EV sales and CO2 fleet emission targets at risk

EVs typically cost more than an equivalent internal-combustion-engined (ICE) vehicle but their lower running costs reduce that price differential over time and, in the longer term, end up costing less overall than their ICE counterparts. However, the amount of time taken to make up that price differential depends on the cost of fuel.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: China may ease electric car quotas, delay emission rules to help automakers - sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is considering temporarily easing quotas designed to boost production of electric cars to help automakers badly bruised by the coronavirus pandemic to revive slumping sales, people familiar with the matter said.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: China Weighs Cuts to Electric-Car Subsidies It Just Extended

China, the biggest market for electric cars, is considering a reduction in rebates given to buyers and limits on the models that qualify even as it commits to extending the costly subsidy program for another two years.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electric car emissions myth 'busted'

Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are a damaging myth, new research shows.

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