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5 Reasons to Buy an Electric Car

guest post  5 Reasons to Buy an Electric Car Georgia Gifford The fast growing popularity of electric cars has been caused by a number of factors, including influential industry backers, government subsidies and the evident financial benefits. However, the technology is yet to take over the mainstream automotive industry as is hoped by industry players

Porsche Daimler Mercedes City told to Take the Bus

  The town of Stuttgart in south western Germany has recorded levels of air pollution almost twice the safe maximum and residents have been told to leave the car at home. Levels of PM10 (particulate matter 10 micrometers or less in size) reached 89 micrograms on Monday which is almost double the upper limit 'safe' level

VW Fraud Lies & Criminality

In a spectacular example of corporate criminality, VW have admitted to gaming the test results of emissions on a range of diesel vehicles.  When initially confronted with the allegation they denied it and stated that the lab tests must have been flawed.  This calculated deception must have been hatched at the highest levels of management

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Do Electric Vehicles cause Cancer?

This topic was raised by a reader on the MEC Facebook page.  Unfortunately the comment was written by someone who became quite abusive when replied to with research that challenged his position. It's a legitimate question as Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) radiation is a real thing.  It was something I was very concerned with myself when I

EV Pollution

A study conducted in the US has come to conclusions which do not sit well with EV ownership depending on the source of energy. If an electric vehicle is powered via a coal powered power station the pollution results are worse than for a gasoline powered  vehicle and cause 86% more deaths due to air pollution.

Death by Diesel

We've made a point many times about the toxicity of the current global fleet.  Outdoor air pollution, much of which is caused by vehicle exhaust has led to 3.2 million premature deaths worldwide in 2010, 1.2 million of which were in China.  The densely populated cities of India are not faring a great deal better

Australia Dreaming

Tesla Supercharge Stations 2015 Time to Wake Up ...More and more the advance of EVs and EV infrastructure is gaining ground seemingly everywhere except for sleepy old Australia.  With just a few notable exceptions, for example Tritium with their powertrains and fast chargers, there is limited activity in the local marketplace - EV