Electric cars have a great image: no emissions, no noise and allegedly no impact on the environment. But are they really so eco-friendly when you consider their manufacture and the power needed to run them?
As wildfires rage, California's governor has issued an executive order banning the sale of new cars powered by fossil fuels within 15 years. But the White House wants to stop the move before a trend is set.
Sodium-ion rechargeable batteries could soon be a cheaper and resource-saving alternative to current lithium-ion cells. Powerful prototypes and groundbreaking findings in basic research make a breakthrough seem imminent.
State-owned Polish company EMP has recently unveiled Poland's first electric car, the Izera, which is set to start rolling off production lines in 2023. But some believe it might not happen at all.
Despite many obstacles, electric vehicles are being relied upon to help halt climate change. DW asks three auto industry experts how we'll know that the electromobility era has arrived.
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