Five and a half years after it was first revealed as a concept, the first series production Volkswagen ID. Buzz rolled off the assembly line in Hannover, Germany, earlier this month. The retro-styled battery-electric van actually followed the ID. Buzz Cargo into production, with the commercial model getting a head start and both opening a new chapter for the automaker in its road to electrification.
The mayor of a municipal area in the north of England called on Elon Musk to build a gigafactory for the production of electric vehicles in Tees Valley. The offer comes after the head of Tesla said that the company intends to have up to 12 factories around the world.Read More
The Senate has voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes nearly $400 billion over 10 years in funding for climate and energy related programs, and an extension and improvement of the US electric car tax credit.Read More
By James Morton Turner, an environmental studies professor at Wellesley College and author of the forthcoming book “Charged: A History of Batteries and Lessons for a Clean Energy Future.” He published the lead op-ed in the journal Science’s special climate change issue last month (June 24, 2022).Read More