Commercial trucks are among the highest polluting and most expensive-to-run vehicles on our roads, but they’re also essential to the world economy. Today we’re looking at electric mobility and trucking to see what’s being done to bring the two together.
It’s been about a week since Volvo announced their first all-electric model, the XC40 Recharge, but that’s not what has us excited. They’ve pledged one of the auto industry’s most bold emissions reduction plans with electrification at the centre of it all. So what exactly are they promising and how will they make it happen?
Swedish automaker Volvo are using blockchain to help establish “full transparency and traceability” in their cobalt supply. After a long history of child exploitation and conflict mining history of the rare metal, this is a step in the right direction for EV automakers and future tech. But is it enough?
Volvo subsidiary Polestar will be releasing their all-electric flagship in Australia next year. Pricing for the Polestar 2 remains unconfirmed, but signs point to a potential Model 3 competitor. We look at the specs to see where it stands against Tesla’s latest offering.