Charging infrastructure will keep pace with the growth in the number of electric vehicles resulting from the EU tightening its clean car rules, shows new analysis.
Up to 10.4 million public charging points could be installed across Europe by 2035 if car CO2 targets are strengthened in line with the EU’s Green Deal commitments, according to the modelling by Transport & Environment.
Analysts with S&P Global Mobility forecast a 2.9% dip in European car sales and production this year to 16.49M models.
Ukraine has impacted on earlier assessments but the continuing semi-conductor shortage and China lockdowns are also delaying recovery.
Renault is reviewing its business operations and has sent Nissan shares tumbling 5% amid reports of a desire to reduce its stake in the Japanese car maker.
The French manufacturer reportedly also wants to split its EV operations from ICE and other businesses, similar to a plan by Ford.
As part of Europcar Mobility Group UK’s pledge to maximise carbon reduction within its business and in support of the global Group’s ‘One Sustainable Fleet’ programme, the company is using electric bikes across its network to enhance the efficiency and reduce carbon emissions in its delivery and collection service.
Folding e-bikes are placed in the boot of customers’ vehicles to be used by the Europcar delivery driver – otherwise known as a ‘hiker’ – to travel to and from the customers.
It’s the end of the road for two familiar models.
Ford Fiesta 3-door and Citroen C4 production will cease due to falling demand as manufacturers rationalise ranges in the wake of semi-conductor shortages, rising costs and the impending introduction of pure electric vehicles.
Carlos Ghosn is now wanted by French authorities investigating finances at Renault.
They allege Ghosn funneled millions of dollars of Renault funds through the Omani car distributor for his personal use, including for the purchase of a luxury yacht and to pay for his wife’s birthday party and they have issued an international arrest warrant for him as he lives in Lebanon after escaping Japanese custody while awaiting a hearing on fraud charges at the top of Nissan.