Mercedes Addresses Nazi Contributions With Reminder That Third Reich Had Notoriously High Standards

STUTTGART, GERMANY—Acknowledging an unsavory blemish in the company’s history, Mercedes-Benz released a statement Tuesday that addressed its contributions to the Nazi war effort with a reminder that the Third Reich had notoriously high standards for quality engineering. “We unequivocally apologize for our cooperation with the Nazis, who believed Germans were a superior race of people … Read more

General Motors says it has stopped taking orders for the popular Hummer electric vehicle

Automaker General Motors has faced high demand for its electric version of the popular Hummer, and now the company has stopped accepting new orders. Reservations to buy one have ended after around 45,000 orders came in for the truck or pick-up version, as well as for the SUV version of the vehicles. The company was … Read more

How to get the best range from an electric car – plus top tips for battery efficiency

We spoke to Linda Noble, one of the Mission Motorsport hypermilers. She was medically discharged from the army in 2018 after an 18-year military career, and proved to be one of the most efficient drivers on the Mission Motorsport hypermile record team, despite having never driven an electric car before.  Advice from a record-breaker “Drive … Read more

The short unhappy life of Elizabeth Windsor

To provide the United Kingdom with the monarch she felt it needed,Queen Elizabeth II sacrificed an ordinary life and the other things most of us take for granted. BY OTTO ENGLISHILLUSTRATIONS BY DAKOTA RANDALL FOR POLITICO   Otto English is the pen name used by Andrew Scott, a writer and playwright based in London.  LONDON … Read more

‘Make Sweden great again.’ Far right on the cusp of power

Press play to listen to this article HELSINGBORG, Sweden — Cheers and applause greeted far-right Sweden Democrats (SD) leader Jimmie Åkesson as he addressed a boisterous pre-election rally in the southern port city of Helsingborg.  A car slowed on the nearby thoroughfare and a man shouted “Go Jimmie” through the open driver’s side window so … Read more

California Set To Ban Fossil Fuel-Powered Cars By 2035 In Huge Climate Victory

California will formalize its plan to ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars by 2035 on Thursday, setting a strict timeline for automakers to transition to electric vehicles and dramatically shifting the national landscape for new car sales. The state’s Air Resources Board is set to embrace new regulations at a meeting this week, setting deadlines … Read more

10 best electric cars to buy in 2022 — plus their benefits

Thinking about buying an electric car? You’re not the only one. Plenty of British buyers are wondering about when to switch from petrol or diesel to an electric model. There’s good news if you’ve decided to make the leap: the market is brimming with brilliant options. Indeed, it feels like each week a new electric … Read more

Hyundai and Kia recalling more than 281,000 vehicles over potential fire risk

DETROIT — Hyundai and Kia are telling owners of some of their large SUVs to park them outdoors and away from buildings after a series of fires involving trailer hitch wiring. The Korean automakers are recalling more than 281,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of the problem, but they haven’t figured out how to fix … Read more

Sex, drugs and … sustainability? Music festivals struggle to go green

Press play to listen to this article European music festivals have been attempting to jump on the climate bandwagon — with one mega event this summer even inviting EU green deal chief Frans Timmermans to speak.    But while the musical jamborees trumpet their climate credentials and court EU policymakers, activists and scholars accuse some festivals … Read more