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Climate change: Electric trucks ‘can compete with diesel ones’

Climate change: Electric trucks ‘can compete with diesel ones’

Science
VolvoThe view that battery-powered heavy goods lorries can't compete with diesel is being challenged by new research.It had been felt that the extra batteries needed for freight would make electric vehicles too expensive. But a new study says that if fast charging networks are built for trucks, then they can beat diesel in terms of cost.With fast charging, the bigger the vehicle, the greater the advantage for electric, say researchers. VW rebrand turns out to be April Fool's jokeChina's biggest car brand to launch rival to TeslaVolvo Cars to go fully electric by 2030In the UK, and around the world, there's a strong shift among consumers towards electric-powered cars. Figures for March in the UK saw sales of battery electric and plug-in hybrid cars reach 14% of the market.When it comes to p...
Petrol price crosses Rs 82-mark in Delhi, diesel above Rs 72 a litre

Petrol price crosses Rs 82-mark in Delhi, diesel above Rs 72 a litre

Finance
Petrol price on Saturday crossed Rs 82-mark in Delhi and diesel surpassed Rs 72 a litre after eighth increase in rates in past nine days. Petrol price on Saturday was hiked by 24 paise per litre and diesel by 27 paise as hopes of a vaccine development led to a rally in international oil prices. Petrol price in Delhi rose to Rs 82.13 per litre from Rs 81.89, according to a price notification from oil marketing companies. Diesel rates went up from Rs 71.86 to Rs 72.13 per litre. This is the eighth increase in rates since November 20 when oil companies resumed daily price revision after nearly two-week hiatus. In nine days, petrol price has gone up by Rs 1.07 per litre and diesel rate has risen by Rs 1.67. Prior to the November 20 hike, petrol prices had been static since September 22 an...
Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under PM’s green plan

Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under PM’s green plan

Science
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Petrol and diesel car sales ban brought forward to 2035

Petrol and diesel car sales ban brought forward to 2035

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device A ban on selling new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars in the UK will be brought forward from 2040 to 2035 at the latest, under government plans.The change comes after experts said 2040 would be too late if the UK wants to achieve its target of emitting virtually zero carbon by 2050.Boris Johnson unveiled the policy as part of a launch event for a United Nations climate summit in November.He said 2020 would be a "defining year of climate action" for the planet.The summit, known as COP26, is being hosted in Glasgow. It is an annual UN-led gathering set up to assess progress on tackling climate change.Sir David Attenborough said at the launch event at London's Science Museum that he was looking forward to...
Petrol, diesel prices see steepest hike since July 5

Petrol, diesel prices see steepest hike since July 5

Finance
Petrol and diesel prices were on Wednesday hiked by 24-25 paise per litre, the steepest increase since July 5 Union Budget, as a fallout of turmoil in global oil markets following drone attacks on Saudi Arabian crude oil facilities. Petrol price was increased by 25 paise per litre to Rs 72.42 and diesel by 24 paise to Rs 65.82 in the Delhi market, which is sort of a national benchmark, according to price information available from state-owned fuel retailers. This is the biggest single-day hike since the July 5 Budget of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman that raised rates by almost Rs 2.50 a litre due to an increase in excise duty on the fuels. The hike on Wednesday followed a 14 paise a litre increase in price of petrol on Tuesday and 15 paise per litre rise in diesel rate. Following the...