Electric vehicles need cobalt. Congolese miners work in dangerous conditions to get it.

Electric vehicles need cobalt. Congolese miners work in dangerous conditions to get it.

This story was originally published by CapitalB. The story of  “John Doe 1” of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is tucked in a lawsuit filed five years ago against several U.S. tech companies, including Tesla, the world’s largest electric vehicle producer. In a country where the Earth hides its treasures beneath its surface, those who chip away at its bounty pay an unfair price. As a pre-teen, his family could no longer afford to pay his $6 monthly school fee, leaving him with one opt...
Read More
More electric vehicles, flying cars coming to UAE, says top Chinese diplomat

More electric vehicles, flying cars coming to UAE, says top Chinese diplomat

Dubai in particular is seen as an increasingly attractive market Photo by Rahul Gajjar Published: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 6:00 AM Last updated: Sat 13 Apr 2024, 12:11 AM More electric vehicles (EV) and even flying cars manufactured in China are expected to arrive to the UAE soon, the newly-appointed Chinese consul general Ou Boqian has confirmed to Khaleej Times. “The UAE and China relations are growing in all aspects. And as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of our bilateral relationship, we see fur...
Read More
Electric vehicles have lowered San Francisco’s carbon footprint

Electric vehicles have lowered San Francisco’s carbon footprint

Environment A network of sensors stretching from San Francisco to Sonoma county’s vineyards shows that electric vehicles have helped lower carbon emissions by almost 2 per cent per year within the Bay Area By Jeremy Hsu Facebook / Meta Twitter / X icon WhatsApp Linkedin Reddit Email A free electric car charging station being used in San Francisco in 2020 Liz Hafalia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP/Alamy The growing popularity of electric vehicles has helped drive an almost 2 per cent annual dec...
Read More
en_USEnglish