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While fully electric cars have proved themselves in urban areas, many owners still suffer from "range anxiety" when it comes to long trips. Photo: Jens Schuter / AFP
While fully electric cars have proved th... […]

EU electric car adventurers should plan carefully

With Europe's electric car owners wondering whether to risk taking their vehicles for long journeys, AFP investigates the pitfalls and joys of long-distance emissions-free motoring
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Inspiration4 crew launches from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on September 15, 2021. Photo: Chandan Khanna / AFP
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the ... […]

In space race, Europe faces choice: passenger or pilot?

As the race to send people to the Moon and beyond heats up, Europe faces a choice: keep paying for seats on spacecraft or finally fly its own manned vehicle
A worker moves car batteries at Xinwangda Electric Vehicle Battery Co. Ltd., which makes lithium batteries for electric cars and other uses, in Nanjing, China, on March 12, 2021. Photo: Str / AFP
A worker moves car batteries at Xinwangd... […]

Europe eyes lithium ‘white gold’ rush as cars go green

Europe wants to expand its lithium mining and refining capacity and wean itself off imports as the "white gold" becomes a vital resource in the fight against climate change