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Electric cars

Just how good are electric cars?

Norway seems pretty happy with them so far. New report documents Norway's experience with adopting electric and hybrid cars throughout the country.

What makes us buy electric cars?

Various financial benefits has led to Norway having the world's largest number of electric cars per person. But which benefit is considered the most important to the consumer?

Prime-time charging of electric cars could be a problem

If everyone drove electric cars, there wouldn’t be enough power to charge them all when people got home in the afternoon. The solutions could affect your wallet.

Urban planners have little sway on lowering use of cars

Environmentally friendly cities with densely populated downtown centres offering a comprehensive array of services are not what changes people’s use of cars; the key lies with the residents themselves.

Substantial emission cuts from cars

New passenger cars in Norway are emitting increasingly smaller amounts of greenhouse gases.

No danger from magnetic fields in electric cars

Have you ever been concerned that electric cars produce dangerous magnetic fields? Worry no more, because research shows that this is not the case.

Urgent need to phase out coal power

Coal power is one of the main causes why greenhouse gas emissions have risen at an unprecedented rate over the last 10 years. We can cut emissions using wind power, solar heat and power, highly efficient building shells and electric vehicles.

Smart cars help build roads

A car manufacturer has opened the way for scientists to log data directly from the innermost systems of cars. The transport industry may have tools enabling vital decision-making at a national level.

Looking ahead to greener vehicle components

Aluminium components make vehicles lighter, which reduces fuel consumption. Soon it may also become less energy intensive to make them.

A silicon sprinkle for electric cars

The driving range of electric vehicles can be increased by 25 percent if silicon replaces graphite in their batteries. A new manufacturing method creates nanopowder sprinkles that can do the job.