Germany had been planning to get one million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. But as the deadline approaches, consumers remain wary, we ask why that is.
German carmaker Daimler, which makes Mercedes-Benz cars, has announced a recall of over 1 million vehicles worldwide due to faulty wiring. The problem was discovered after airbags began randomly deploying in some cars.
New registrations of cars in the European Union have gone down markedly in recent weeks. Fresh figures show that particularly the UK auto market is going through a rough patch amid Brexit-related uncertainties.
The world's biggest mining company has forecast growing demand for its raw materials as 2017 looks set to be the "tipping point" for electric cars, and China's Belt and Road initiative will boost global iron ore demand.
An epic solar car race has begun in Australia, with vehicles crossing the country's tropical north to its southern shores. The World Solar Challenge aims to showcase technology that could be used for commercial purposes.
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