A boost in electric vehicle manufacturing has occured due to advances in batteries and energy management. But the cars are still far too expensive to become a major hit.
Incentives by governments in some nations are meant to facilitate the development and use of electric cars. This page collates recent DW content on the topic.
Having taken almost 10 percent stake in Daimler, Geely directors plan to hold talks with German officials, sources say. The purchase is the latest in a long line of investments by Chinese firms in European companies.
Driving with an e-car is still an adventure due to a lack of charging stations and batteries that don't take passengers as far as they may want. In addition, every electric car is only as clean as the power it uses to charge. But the eco-friendly transportation has a community of enthusiasts, and their numbers are growing.
Global demand for Lithium, a key metal for mobile phones and electric cars, has been increasing and the price has almost doubled since 2016. So far, Chile and Australia are the biggest exporters, but Bolivia now hopes to tap the world’s largest unexploited lithium reserve, the Salar del Uyuni salt lake. Yet there are concerns about the impact on the fragile ecosystem and tourism in the region.