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Six parts of your car that gather data on you

Rachael Medhurst, University of South Wales You can tell a lot about someone from the car they drive. The data that many vehicles now collect...

Deep seabed mining plans pit renewable energy demand against ocean life in a largely unexplored frontier

Scott Shackelford, Indiana University; Christiana Ochoa, Indiana University; David Bosco, Indiana University, and Kerry Krutilla, Indiana University As companies race to expand renewable energy and...

Britishvolt: more evidence UK is falling far behind in race to capture growing EV market

David Bailey, University of Birmingham and Phil Tomlinson, University of Bath Britishvolt, the would-be electric vehicle (EV) battery maker that recently went into administration, always...

Tesla: what 2023 holds for the electric vehicle company

Peter Wells, Cardiff University If share price is anything to go by, Tesla is in trouble. The market capitalisation of the electric vehicle (EV) company...

Electric vehicles: if the UK is serious about being a major player, here’s what needs to happen

Tom Stacey, Anglia Ruskin University; Chris Ivory, Anglia Ruskin University, and Elisha Rasif, Anglia Ruskin University The UK’s efforts to become a global player in...

The days of the hydrogen car are already over

Tom Stacey, Anglia Ruskin University and Chris Ivory, Anglia Ruskin University Hydrogen fuel cell cars emerged as an alternative to both the electric and combustion...

Surging sales of large gasoline pickups and SUVs are undermining carbon reductions from electric cars

John DeCicco, University of Michigan Replacing petroleum fuels with electricity is crucial for curbing climate change because it cuts carbon dioxide emissions from transportation –...

Electric planes are coming: Short-hop regional flights could be running on batteries in a few years

Gökçin Çınar, University of Michigan Electric planes might seem futuristic, but they aren’t that far off, at least for short hops. Two-seater Velis Electros are already...

Making EVs without China’s supply chain is hard, but not impossible – 3 supply chain experts outline a strategy

Ho-Yin Mak, Georgetown University; Christopher S. Tang, University of California, Los Angeles, and Tinglong Dai, Johns Hopkins University Two electrifying moves in recent weeks have...

Sulfuric acid: the next resource crisis that could stifle green tech

Mark Maslin, UCL and Simon Day, UCL Without sulfur in the form of sulfuric acid, industries would struggle to produce the phosphorus fertilisers that raise...

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