Norway Puts Its Foot Down On Lexus' Misleading 'Self-Charging' Hybrid Ads: 'This is a Pure Lie'
Norway’s Consumer Authority has put its foot down on Toyota’s ads for the Lexus NX, deeming the campaign for the "self-charging hybrid" crossover as misleading. Many people complained about Toyota’s ads in Norway for its hybrid compact vehicle, with some stating that the company's pitch was a "pure lie."
[by Claribelle Deveza Tesmanian, January 10, 2020]Read more
It's unfortunate, but we can't buy our way to sustainability with a cupboard full of pretty "eco" things.
The only good sustainable products are the ones we actually remember to (re)use.
So here are 10 eco-friendly product alternatives that should be in your home by now, and how you can remember them.
The steep decline in China's NEV sales continues and it is accelerating. Preliminary results for October indicate 48% fewer deliveries than in October 2018; even October 2017 was higher.
Police patrol on electric vehicle in in pedestrian part of a Nanjing street, ChinaRead more
[post by Rachelle Tilsley - 29 Sept 2019]
ABB FIA Formula E Championship 6th Season
Following hot on the heels of last Thursday's announcement that Panasonic Jaguar has renewed Mitch Evans' contract with a multi-year sign-on, we hear that yet another New Zealander will be racing in the coming Formula E series.
Double FIA WEC (World Endurance) World Champion, and former Formula One driver, Brendon Hartley has signed with the all-American FE team Geox Dragon.
The 6th season will begin on the streets of Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on November 22nd, 2019
Two emerging European markets for EV are bucking the general trends: Romania and Portugal.
Transfagarasan highway, Romania: arguably the most beautiful road in Europe
[Article first published in EVTALK, September 2019, www.evtalk.co.nz]
It’s been seven months since the inaugural Hamilton Electric Vehicles, the city’s only EV centre, opened in early February. Dealer principal Nicholas Down says the enquiries have been huge, which is “absolutely phenomenal”. “We can’t keep up with it!” Down says.Read more
A Best Buy for a BEV with a Big Asterisk
It’s been a long road for the Nissan Leaf. Introduced in 2011, the Leaf was the first mass-market all-electric vehicle and, despite other EV upstarts making gains, the best-selling electric car in history with more than 450,000 sold worldwide. (ed: including being the most registered EV in New Zealand.) It’s won about every award for green automobiles, including the World Green Car award twice.*
* All-new 2018 Nissan LEAF named "2018 World Green Car" by the World Car Awards.
[Full report from Gary Lieber - Clean Technica - 15 Jun 2019]Read more
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 5 JUNE 2019
In a world plagued with deadly levels of air pollution, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is more than just an inner-city street racing series. It's a lab for developing and demonstrating the latest and greatest technology in the battle for clean air: the electric car. To celebrate World Environment Day, check out what's being done in each of Formula E's 12 host cities to clean up our climate.
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
The penultimate race in the Voestalpine European Trophy Races was held in Berlin in the historic Tempelhof Airport yesterday.
It is also the fourth to last race in the overall ABB FIA Formula E 2018/19 series.
The inside story of Formula E - Friendly on the planet, fierce on the track
Premieres at Cannes Film Festival at 18:45 on Thursday, May 23 at the Salle 60eme.
'And We Go Green' is a documentary showcasing how competition drives technological development and how the excitement of sport can have a meaningful social impact and alter perceptions of electric vehicles.
Experience the highs, lows and blows of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and uncover why they race in the new feature-length documentary 'And We Go Green.'
Delving deep behind the scenes, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens, Malcolm Venville and Leonardo di Caprio follow the stories of the drivers and highlight the purpose of the all-electric street racing series in the fight against climate change and deadly levels of urban air pollution.