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A decade ago electric cars were a lost cause. The popular 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?, highlighted the role of carmakers, oil companies and politics to explain why a technology with a lot of promise never caught on. But these days there is a very different tone among car industry commentators.
The dramatic rise of Tesla, Elon Musk’s electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, continues to surprise industry analysts and traditional carmakers are now throwing their own weight behind EVs.
- The carbon bubble: Read Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s speech on climate change and financial instability.
- The diesel tax advantage: Diesel is often taxed less than gasoline, but the VW emissions scandal is undermining the already questionable environmental rational.
- An eye to the future: Many large companies are now using carbon prices in their decision-making as they prepare for likely action on climate change. [Sign-in required to view]