Reading tip: A Dutch Nissan Leaf driver is getting his money back, since the EV was not able to go the promised 130 kilometres on one charge – which is what he would have needed for his daily commute. It is unclear whether the court ruled on how big the difference between range specified by the manufacturer and reality could be or if this case can and will set a precedence.
Study tip: Navigant Research sees the market for electric commercial trucks grow tenfold over the next decade. Awareness about air quality and tighter emission standards will be driving factors. The research firm therefore predicts 332,000 hybrid, electric or hydrogen-powered trucks on the road by 2026.
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