Electric cars and vans will be cheaper to produce than conventional, fossil fuel-powered vehicles by 2027, and tighter emissions regulations could put them in pole position to dominate all new car sales by the middle of the next decade, research has found. By 2026, larger vehicles such as electric sedans and SUVs will be as cheap to produce as petrol and diesel models, according to forecasts from BloombergNEF, with small cars reaching the threshold the following year. Electric vehicles reaching price parity with the internal combustion engine is seen as a key milestone in the world’s transition from burning fossil fuels.
Guardian 9th May 2021 read more »
Islanders revolutionise transport on Ulva with innovative off-road electric vehicle sharing scheme. Residents of a tiny Scottish island with no tarred roads have bought an electric off-road fleet for an innovative vehicle-sharing scheme in an effort to banish engine noise and pollution. The organisation which led a community buy-out of Ulva, off Mull, hopes it will encourage people moving to the island to not bring their own vehicles. An electric quad bike and electric “utility task vehicle” – where two people can sit side-by-side – arrived on the island on Thursday, where they will be recharged using solar panels.
Scotsman 10th May 2021 read more »