As EV Fever Rises, 90% Indian Car Owners Are Willing To Switch To Electric Vehicles: Survey

Given the right infrastructure, 90% car owners in India are willing to switch to electric vehicles (EVs), the most recent survey has revealed. According to an ET report, the survey took inputs from  2,200 respondents across major cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai, in which majority of Indian car owners highlighted the need for government’s immediate intervention to avail required infrastructure for electric vehicles. The survey has emphasised that the government should take more initiatives and provide more financial assistance in the form of subsidy and reduced road tax. The major…

Ministers’ £400m plan for electric car charging infrastructure delayed

A £400m government plan to build electric car charging points looks likely to be significantly delayed, in a blow to car manufacturers and efforts to tackle air pollution in UK cities. The Treasury pledged last year to support the switch to zero-emission vehicles with a £400m fund for charging infrastructure. Half of the money was to come from the taxpayer, with the rest matched by the private sector, according to an announcement in the autumn budget. However, nearly half a year later, it has emerged that the government has not even started…

The Electric Cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: What To Expect

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The new season of international auto shows kicks off in Frankfurt next week. While big industry car shows are often more about sending a message than revealing actual production plans, the Frankfurt event looks promising for EV fans. There will be a few unveilings of refreshed electric car models offering new designs and features—as well as pre-production vehicles showing progress toward market introduction in the next couple of years. And of course, we can expect a few helpings of eye-candy in the form of way-out fantastical electric concepts with advanced…

43 Electric Cars on the Market in USA & Europe — & Why to Buy Them

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USA & Europe Not that long ago, only a few electric cars were on the market. Nowadays, there are a few dozen. We certainly have a few favorites here on CleanTechnica, but every plug-in car really has its own selling points. I’m sure I don’t have a comprehensive list of these in my head, and many of the points are definitely as subjective as opinions about music or movies, but below are my summarized thoughts on why I’d recommend various plug-in models. Audi A3 e-tron: This car offers the kind of luxury-class interior…