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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
European telecoms lobby group ETNO published a study naming the firms they see as the major culprits for failing to support internet infrastructure -- Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Netflix
European telecoms lobby group ETNO publi... […]

Tech vs telecoms: EU ignites debate on ‘net neutrality’

Tech and streaming giants suck up vast amounts of bandwidth, so the EU this week revived a long-standing idea to make them pay the telecom firms who maintain the infrastructure
US tech giants Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft -- collectively dubbed GAFAM -- have been accused of not paying enough taxes, stifling competition, stealing media content and threatening democracy by spreading fake news. Photo: Justin Tallis / AFP
US tech giants Google, Apple, Facebook, ... […]

Europe’s battle to curb Big Tech

As an EU court upholds a 2.4-billion euro ($2.8-billion) anti-trust fine against Google for abusing its power over rivals in online shopping, we look at how the bloc has tried to regulate Big Tech
Direct air capture uses chemical processes to strip CO2 out of the air, then recycles it for industrial use or locks it away. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP
Direct air capture uses chemical process... […]

Climate: Removing CO2 from the air no longer optional

The big question as COP26 nears is can major economies, by 2050, reduce emissions enough to deliver a carbon neutral world? Rising up the agenda are the tools to pull CO2 straight from the air
An undated photo released by Cornish Lithium shows exploratory drilling for lithium taking place at a former mine in Redruth, Cornwall. Cornish Lithium / AFP
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Electric car lithium demand powers mining revival in UK

As the global auto sector accelerates production of electric cars, one British company is hoping to cash in from mining lithium needed to make rechargeable batteries that power the vehicles
At the heart of Northvolt’s plans is what the company calls a “gigafactory” producing batteries in northern Sweden. Photo: Ronny Hartmann / AFP
At the heart of Northvolt’s plans is w... […]

Northvolt: building one of Europe’s largest battery factories

Swedish electric car battery maker Northvolt, which recently received a $14 billion (11.7-billion-euro) order from Volkswagen, has ambitious plans to become one of Europe's largest battery makers