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NEVs steal the Beijing Auto Show

China's largest auto show opened in Beijing on Thursday with the biggest names showing off their latest electric vehicles (EVs), underlining how the world's largest auto market is already in an all-electric mode, with no looking back.

  • 29 April 2024
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A second life for PHEV batteries

JLR has partnered with energy storage start-up, Allye Energy, to create a novel Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to provide zero emissions power on the go.

  • 22 April 2024
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Volvo XC40 Recharge SA’s top selling BEV

Volvo Car South Africa’s position at the forefront of the fast-growing new-energy vehicle space has been cemented, this time by the fact that the XC40 Recharge was the country’s most sold used electric vehicle in 2023, according to data from AutoTrader.

  • 19 April 2024
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Volvo plant in China achieves climate-neutral status

Volvo’s Taizhou manufacturing plant has switched to biogas, making it the company’s first plant in China to achieve climate-neutral status. The plant’s switch from natural gas will result in a reduction of more than 7 000 tons of CO2 a year.

  • 15 April 2024

Zero Carbon Charge to build network of off-grid electric truck sites

Zero Carbon Charge launched its new subsidiary, Zero Carbon Logistics, which will roll out 120 solar PV electric truck-charging sites on national highways across South Africa. This will be the first off-grid, 100% green electric truck-charging network in the country.

  • 12 April 2024
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Ford puts brakes on its “affordable” EV

Ford Motor says it has delayed the planned launches of three-row EVs in Canada and its next-generation electric pickup truck built in Tennessee in the US as the slowdown in EV demand globally forces automakers to revise production plans.

  • 9 April 2024
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EX30 has the lowest carbon footprint of any Volvo

The Volvo EX30 possesses the smallest carbon footprint of any fully electric Volvo car to date (1). That’s according to the life cycle assessment (LCA) of the Volvo EX30, which concludes that it has a total carbon footprint of 23 tonnes per 200 000 km – approximately 60 per cent less than the XC40 petrol ICE (2).

  • 5 April 2024
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Kia EV9 drives away with two top titles in World Car Awards

The Kia EV9 has achieved a remarkable dual victory at the 2024 World Car Awards. Revealed during a live announcement at the World Car Awards ceremony at the New York Auto Show, the EV9 secured prestigious titles for both World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle.

  • 28 March 2024
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Stellantis, California partner to drive emissions reduction

Stellantis announced a partnership with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) demonstrating the Company’s resolve to achieve its industry-leading ambition to be carbon net zero by 2038, aligned with its Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan.

  • 26 March 2024
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JLR to play vital role in UK energy production

JLR has announced it will generate more than a quarter of its UK electricity from new on-site and near-site renewable energy projects, slashing energy bills and reducing reliance on grid energy.

  • 11 March 2024
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