Which car companies are going electric and when? Everything we know so far

It is often said how the next decade will see more change to the automotive industry than the previous century. And, with the rapid transmission from internal combustion engines to electric motors, this could well be true.

Several countries, particularly across western Europe, have announced plans to outlaw the sale of new cars powered by internal combustion in the next decade. The EU is to effectively ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, including hybrids, from 2035. The U.K. is on a similar timeline, with cars powered exclusively by internal combustion banned from 2030, followed by hybrids in 2035.

Norway and South Korea have a more aggressive schedule, with bans taking place from 2025, followed by Belgium in 2026 and Austria in 2027. In the U.S., Washington state is targeting 2027 and both California and New York have bans proposed for 2030. Other U.S. states aren’t planning to

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Calls for UK electric car charging regulator to take radical action

The UK automotive industry is calling for radical action to ensure all drivers can benefit from public EV charging networks.

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A new seven-point plan aims to make electric vehicle charging affordable, accessible and available for all. A proposed new independent regulator would be responsible for ensuring targets are met. 

It comes as figures show the number of available public EV charging points has risen by 69.8 percent between 2019 and 2021. However, the number of battery electric cars on the road has increased by a staggering 586.8 percent during the same period.

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The industry does praise the rollout of chargers. It notes that, since 2011, the overall number of public charging points has increased by 3,000 percent. 

However, the dramatic increase in EV numbers is leading

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North Alabama car dealerships impacted by Canadian trucker blockage | News

With the Canadian border still blocked up, it is impacting the automotive industry right here in North Alabama.

In a statement from Toyota Motor North America, the company says, “Due to a number of supply chain, severe weather and COVID related challenges, Toyota continues to face shortages affecting production at our North American plants.”

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama is one of four Toyota plants currently impacted by the Ambassador Bridge blockade.

The supply chain hold up is one of many problems facing the automotive industry right now, which could cost you more next time you head to the dealership.

Both new and used car prices are skyrocketing. Some used cars are selling for more than the wholesale price right now. It is all because of supply and demand, as supply keeps being impacted by chip shortages and now the latest border protests.

“With what’s going on in Canada, it constantly

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Electric Car Transition Puts Over 70,000 Jobs at Risk in Italy, Unions and Lobby Say | Investing News

MILAN (Reuters) – The transition to electric vehicles will put around 73,000 jobs at risk in Italy, metal workers’ unions and a lobby group said on Thursday, calling on the government to start discussions on measures to support the automotive industry.

Analysts say the auto sector in Italy could be hit harder than elsewhere because of the small average size of firms in the country and the scale of investment needed to comply with the European Union’s “Fit-For-55” climate plan phasing out combustion engines by 2035.

“This plan, if not accompanied by (government) intervention, could lead to a loss of approximately 73,000 jobs in Italy, with 63,000 in the 2025-2030 period,” employers’ group Federmeccanica and the FIM, FIOM and UILM unions said in a rare joint statement.

They said vehicle production in Italy fell from over 1.8 million units in 1997 to 700,000 last year, including fewer than 500,000 cars.

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