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.
With financial incentives, convenient and cheap charging plus plenty of government support, electric cars are set to dominate the roads in Norway. Already half of all new car registrations are e-cars, and the government is considering a ban on conventional cars.
Britain prepares for a snap election.Divisions in Turkey following a referendum to extend Erdogan's power. Italy inaugurates its first Muslim think tank. Parallels with Hungary's communist past bring more protestors on to the streets. How welcoming refugees and migrants in Greece is changing lives. And from electric cars in Norway to cycling in Strasbourg, we celebrate green modes of transport.
Norway is the electric car capital of the world. Nearly 40 percent of all new cars sold in the Scandinavian country are now electric. And the country is not stopping there. The aim is to phase out fossil fuelled vehicles altogether by 2025. But can it be done? And how much does it matter if one of the world’s largest oil and gas producers get rid of petrol and diesel cars?