Are electric vehicles booming in Europe?

People are becoming both more tech-savvy and eco-conscious by the day. No longer do they demand only faster and more reliable cars. They call for a change in the automotive industry, a shift towards sustainable transportation. That means no fossil fuels, less pollution and fewer greenhouse gasses. 

The role of electric vehicles of all kinds, including hybrids, plug-in hybrid and fully electric cars in a race towards carbon neutralityis paramount.… [Read more]

Automotive & Transportation Industry 2019: a Year in Review

The complex relationship between politics, the energy sector, and the global automotive and transportation industries is difficult for the average person to follow. While most citizens and their leaders agree that an eventual move away from dependence on finite fossil fuel resources is necessary to sustain modern civilization as we’ve come to know it, politics and bureaucracy can significantly influence (or hinder) progress.… [Read more]

Brexit: Driving Changes in The Automotive Industry Throughout UK, Ireland & Beyond

Brexit, the looming departure of the UK from the European Union, will certainly have serious consequences on various industries. Not the least of the industries that hang in the balance is the UK automotive industry. As parliament continues to bang out the details and deals, the impact Brexit will have on the future of the automotive industry in particular in Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as in the UK is murky. … [Read more]

Autonomous Cars: So Close Yet So Far

The 1865 Locomotive Acts obliged cars to drive at a maximum speed of 6 km per hour and be preceded by a man on foot blowing a horn. The law changed slowly as the public view evolved. Today, the rise of autonomous vehicles calls for further changes in transport and other industries. It is clear that the development and adoption of self-driving cars will require a legal framework and the involvement of governments, but also some time before the public adapts.… [Read more]

Smart and Sustainable Motorways of the Future

With nearly 2 million electric cars already in use, the world is becoming more sustainable with each day. However, we must remember that these cars need sustainable infrastructure to reach their full potential. If everyone owns an EV in the future, more plug-in stations may not be enough, and with current charging times, we will definitely have to resort to more sustainable roads to power our cars on the go.… [Read more]

What Are the Real Consequences of the Fast-Growing Automotive Industry?

According to predictions, there will be 2 billion cars in use on the world’s roads by 2035.

With such a rapid increase in the number of vehicles and the recent shift in the automotive industries towards focusing on the environmentally friendly methods in power generation and manufacturing, will the continued impact remain the same, get worse or start to improve?… [Read more]

The UK’s Infrastructure Budget: What Do The Cuts Mean?

Despite once being one of the world’s ‘superpowers’, or indeed ruling over around 23% of the world’s total population, the United Kingdom is now facing some heavy times. Infrastructure budget cuts, political instability, Brexit (and the expected ’buy-out’ fee of £50bn) and financial cuts means that ‘Great Britain’ could now be better known as ‘Alright on a good day Britain’.… [Read more]