Cobalt: the dark side of a clean future

An estimated 35,000 children work in perilous conditions to extract cobalt from the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So what will the impact be on these exploited workers from rapid advances in electric cars, which are heavily reliant on this conflict mineral?

Electric cars in trouble as green levy threatened

electric cars being built in factory

President Donald Trump is considering axing a generous tax credit designed to encourage electric vehicle sales in the United States. If it happens, green car manufacturers could face a rocky future

The role of the board in taming the CEO

Elon Musk’s social media spat with the law plays out like a Shakespearean drama, but there’s more at stake than the rant of a corporate prince

Autonomous cars mean a new mindset for motoring

With car-sharing gaining traction, carmakers are moving towards a different business model, while also developing a brand of electric vehicles

Electric vehicles are the future - but is the UK ready?

Electrifying the UK’s transport network holds the key to major benefits, though significant investment in infrastructure is still needed at a time of national austerity

Electric vehicles power ahead, despite the bumps in the road

Electric car power station illustration

Electric cars have no exhaust fumes – but they still have very real costs to the environment. Moreover, perhaps the greatest challenge to accelerating electric vehicle adoption is the limited availability of public chargers

Infrastructure must lead the charge in building electric car network

Electric car charging point

They are the future, but there is still a long way to travel in providing a nationwide infrastructure of charging points for electric vehicles

5 Formula E drivers on track for glory

Formula E has attracted a high calibre of world-class international racing drivers, who are a mix from Formula 1 to Le Mans. Here are five rising stars…