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Electric cars: swappable batteries could be the way to revive flagging sales

ManMohan S Sodhi, City, University of London The rate of adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in western countries continues to wane. In the UK, EVs’...

History says tariffs rarely work, but Biden’s 100% tariffs on Chinese EVs could defy the trend

Tinglong Dai, Johns Hopkins University In June 2019, then-presidential candidate Joe Biden tweeted: “Trump doesn’t get the basics. He thinks his tariffs are being paid...

Electric vehicles are usually safer for their occupants – but not necessarily for everyone else

Jingwen Hu, University of Michigan The future of automobiles is electric, but many people worry about the safety of today’s electric vehicles. Public opinion about EV...

Electric cars pile up at European ports as Chinese firms struggle to find buyers

Tom Stacey, Anglia Ruskin University China’s automotive industry has revolutionised over the past decade, from producing basic western clones to making cars that equal the...

Tesla’s innovation and resilience could see it through this rough patch

Hamza Mudassir, Cambridge Judge Business School Tesla has come up against some major bumps in the road so far in 2024. Having been a leader...

Why aren’t there solar-powered cars?

Chen Liu, Clarkson University Solar cars exist. The best place to see them is the World Solar Challenge, a race that’s held every two years...

EPA’s new auto emissions standard will speed the transition to cleaner cars, while also addressing consumer and industry concerns

Alan Jenn, University of California, Davis The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released strict new emissions limits on March 20, 2024, for cars built from 2027...

A battery price war is kicking off that could soon make electric cars cheaper. Here’s how

Muhammad Rizwan Azhar, Edith Cowan University; Waqas Uzair, Edith Cowan University, and Yasir Arafat, Edith Cowan University The main cost of an electric vehicle (EV)...

Lithium-ion batteries don’t work well in the cold − a battery researcher explains the chemistry at low temperatures

Wesley Chang, Drexel University Rechargeable batteries are great for storing energy and powering electronics from smartphones to electric vehicles. In cold environments, however, they can...

Self-extinguishing batteries could reduce the risk of deadly and costly battery fires

Apparao Rao, Clemson University and Bingan Lu, Hunan University In a newly published study, we describe our design for a self-extinguishing rechargeable battery. It replaces...

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