Johnson Announces $15.9 Billion Climate Change Plan to Create 250,000 Jobs

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Johnson Announces $15.9 Billion Climate Change Plan to Create 250,000 Jobs” – below is their description. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a 12 billion-pound ($15.9 billion) plan to boost green industries and tackle climate change, in a blueprint he says will create or support as many … Read more Johnson Announces $15.9 Billion Climate Change Plan to Create 250,000 Jobs

Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030

Sky News published this video item, entitled “Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030” – below is their description. The ban on new petrol and diesel car sales had initially been planned for 2040 but has been brought forward under Boris Johnson’s 10-point plan to tackle climate change. However, the RAC … Read more Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030

Carbon Shift: China revs up for a new energy vehicle boom

Reuters published this video item, entitled “Carbon Shift: China revs up for a new energy vehicle boom” – below is their description. China estimates that the sales of new energy vehicles or NEV – which includes electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen-powered vehicles – are forecast to rise to 20% of overall new car sales by … Read more Carbon Shift: China revs up for a new energy vehicle boom

China revs up for a new energy vehicle boom

Reuters published this video item, entitled “China revs up for a new energy vehicle boom” – below is their description. Sales of new energy vehicles or NEVs – that includes electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen-powered vehicles – are forecast to rise to 20% of overall new car sales in China by 2025, a significant leap … Read more China revs up for a new energy vehicle boom

New regional public electric car charging stations are being rolled out on the east coast | ABC News

ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “New regional public electric car charging stations are being rolled out on the east coast | ABC News” – below is their description. The uptake of electric vehicles in Australia has been incredibly slow -accounting for less than one per cent of new car sales last year. … Read more New regional public electric car charging stations are being rolled out on the east coast | ABC News

California to Ban New Gas Engine Car Sales in 2035: Newsom

Bloomberg QuickTake: Now published this video item, entitled “California to Ban New Gas Engine Car Sales in 2035: Newsom” – below is their description. California will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, a move he says will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in the … Read more California to Ban New Gas Engine Car Sales in 2035: Newsom

Hybrid, Electric Car Sales Soar in Europe

Aug.31 — Hybrid and electric car registrations soared in Europe last month. They grabbed a record share of the autos market overall and have lifted sales to the highest in 10 months. Plug-in hybrid sales have more than quadrupled while battery electric vehicles more than doubled according to auto market researcher Jato Dynamics. Bloomberg’s Tara … Read more Hybrid, Electric Car Sales Soar in Europe

Ford Workers Want to Stop Making Police Cars

A growing number of Ford employees want to stop making cop cars, but its CEO is pushing back. “Our world wouldn’t function without the bravery and dedication of the good police officers who protect and serve,” Jim Hackett said. Ford accounts for almost 2/3 of U.S. police car sales. Its domination has long been a … Read more Ford Workers Want to Stop Making Police Cars

Tesla becomes world’s most valuable carmaker after share price surge

Tesla has become the world’s most valuable carmaker after a surge in its share price over the last year. It surpassed Toyota in market capitalisation during trading on Wall Street on Wednesday. The electric carmaker’s sales are still just a fraction of the larger players in the industry, but it has seen significant growth in … Read more Tesla becomes world’s most valuable carmaker after share price surge

Renault job losses: French automaker suffers a slump in demand

French automaker Renault will slash 15,000 jobs worldwide, in a bid to save billions of dollars. Renault has struggled with plummeting car sales because of coronavirus lockdowns, the transition to more electric car production and the fallout from the arrest in 2018 of its former boss, Carlos Ghosn. Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from a … Read more Renault job losses: French automaker suffers a slump in demand

EU new car sales collapse 76% in April

New car registrations in the European Union fell by 76 percent in April, the largest fall on record, as lockdown measures hit production and sales. Figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association show the slump was particularly pronounced in Spain and Italy, where registrations fell by over 97 percent. Also today, the UK saw a … Read more EU new car sales collapse 76% in April

US autoworkers back on assembly lines as car sales plummet

Workers at the United States’s three largest carmakers are going back to the assembly lines. Their return comes as sales plummet and automakers post massive losses. As Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports, the industry faces a number of questions, including how it will keep workers safe. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more US autoworkers back on assembly lines as car sales plummet

Putin’s Spokesman Gets Coronavirus as Cases Soar in Russia

President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman became the latest top official to fall ill with the coronavirus as Russia overtook Spain to record the world’s second-highest number of infections from the deadly disease. Dmitry Peskov told Interfax on Tuesday he is receiving treatment for the virus. He joins Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and the country’s construction and … Read more Putin’s Spokesman Gets Coronavirus as Cases Soar in Russia

How Covid-19 killed the car industry as we knew it

No industry has been left unscathed as coronavirus swept through the UK. But the automotive industry in particular is facing extremely difficult times, and it’s not just because of the virus. Britain’s new car sales are at their lowest since 1946. Back then, the country was only just starting to rebuild its economy from the … Read more How Covid-19 killed the car industry as we knew it