The increase in the cost of energy is having a negative impact on the running costs of electric cars. In October 2021, it cost 50 to 70% less to charge the battery of a zero-emission car compared to filling up the tank of a petrol or diesel powered car. Today, it can even cost more.
Temperatures soaring up to 46.7°C are placing the U.S. power grid under intense pressure. Consumers are urged to reduce energy consumption between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., and this includes charging electric vehicles
Adas systems, a regular feature now on all newly registered cars, and the development of artificial intelligence are shaping future mobility scenarios in which the human factor will lose its central role.
Simonluca Pini - Contributor Editor de Il Sole 24 Ore
The average performance of electric motors is growing significantly thanks also to ultra-fast chargers and long-lasting batteries. However, "sustainability" depends largely on the effective reuse of battery metals. Here is an assessment of the situation.
Over three million EVs are currently circulating around the world, of which 1.3 million sold in 2017 alone, boosting the transition towards a more sustainable mobility. China, Europe and the US are the largest markets. By 2030 eight out of every ten new vehicles will be battery-powered. However, a few loose ends need to be tied up first.
Gas, diesel and petrol produced in laboratories using renewable energy, hydrogen and Co2. For Giuseppe Nigliaccio, an engineer working at the Bologna ENEA Centre, the perfect example are fuels using "power-to-gas" technology to produce synthetic methane
Passenger, manufacturer or software designer: who is to blame in the event of a claim when a “self-driving” vehicle is involved? We spoke about it with Laura Lecchi, lawyer and author on the subject of IT Law at the School of Engineering of the University of Bologna