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Category: Smart Transport

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Solar Impulse 2 sets new solar, non-stop flight world records

Solar Impulse 2 sets new solar, non-stop flight world records

The airplane of two Swiss explorers attempting the first round the world solar flight has broken all distance and duration world records for solar aviation.

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Volkswagen uses wind turbines to help sell e-Golf – didn't get Abbott's memo

Volkswagen uses wind turbines to help sell e-Golf – didn’t get Abbott’s memo

What was Volkswagen thinking when it cast offshore wind turbines to star in the advertising campaign for its all electric Golf?

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Formula E can overtake Formula 1, says Richard Branson

Formula E can overtake Formula 1, says Richard Branson

Virgin tycoon believes all-electric and solar-powered racing cars will prove more attractive to sponsors and racing enthusiasts within the next 4-5 years.

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Electric vehicles to have 'negligible' impact on grid, says AEMO – even in 2035

Electric vehicles to have ‘negligible’ impact on grid, says AEMO – even in 2035

AEMO says electric vehicle impact on grid to be ‘negligible’ in next 20 years, with minimal uptake due to lack of incentives, infrastructure.

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Making electric vehicles easier to buy: the California example

Making electric vehicles easier to buy: the California example

Efforts targeting lower income Californians aim to bring more EV buyers into the market and continue efforts to clean up transportation in the state.

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Canberra light rail to run on 100% renewable energy

Canberra light rail to run on 100% renewable energy

ACT govt says its Capital Metro light rail development will be 100% renewable energy powered by 2020, when stage one of project up and running.

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The infrastructure Australia needs to make electric cars viable

The infrastructure Australia needs to make electric cars viable

Tesla is looking to upgrade its EV batteries, so they travel twice the distance they currently do. So what will be the implications for Australia?

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Electric motorcycles used by over 50 police departments

Electric motorcycles used by over 50 police departments

Electric motorcycles are very quiet, so they are actually helping police officers get close to suspects without their knowledge.

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Tesla rolls out charging stations in Australian hotels, shopping centres

Tesla rolls out charging stations in Australian hotels, shopping centres

Tesla has installed charging stations in key hotels, shopping centres and car parks in Australia as it builds up its network.

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Tesla hits the battery storage accelerator, on coolness and costs

Tesla hits the battery storage accelerator, on coolness and costs

The elusive, iPhone-like “coolness” factor missing from the battery storage space is finally here, and costs reductions have been accelerated by 7 years.

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NSW's CASAR Park gains pole position for EV racing, off the grid

NSW’s CASAR Park gains pole position for EV racing, off the grid

NSW motor-sport precinct that aims to host electric vehicle racing events plans to go-offgrid, using solar and battery storage.