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Category: Smart Transport

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Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Driving an electric car could be worse for both the climate and public health if the electricity that runs it was generated at a coal-fired power plant.

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Tesla arrival tells us that the future is electric transport

Tesla arrival tells us that the future is electric transport

Tesla Model S launch highlights electric vehicles are a reality in Australia.

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How and why I married my electric vehicle

How and why I married my electric vehicle

When you the pick the “right” spouse, those compromises are easier and far fewer to make. Which is how I realized that I’d married my Nissan LEAF.

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Test drive: The Tesla Model S and the "insane" button

Test drive: The Tesla Model S and the “insane” button

Test-driving the Tesla Model S on its Australian launch in Sydney. What other car has an “insane” button for driving modes.

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Sunswift campaign raises $30k in 10 days to get solar EV on road

Sunswift campaign raises $30k in 10 days to get solar EV on road

Crowd-funding campaign to get UNSW solar electric car registered for use on Australian roads beats target of $30,000 in just 10 days.

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A million EVs in Germany by 2020? Merkel says yes

A million EVs in Germany by 2020? Merkel says yes

Angela Merkel’s goal to have at least one million electric vehicles on the country’s roads by 2020 is unlikely to be met without new incentives.

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'Hydrogen Highway' touted as Hyundai fuel cell EV arrives in Australia

‘Hydrogen Highway’ touted as Hyundai fuel cell EV arrives in Australia

Hyundai ix35 hydrogen fuel cell EV arrives in Australia, with visions of solar refuelling stations and ‘Hydrogen Highways’.

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Tesla unveils super-charge network plan, delivers first EVs

Tesla unveils super-charge network plan, delivers first EVs

Tesla releases plan for super-charging network, and hands out first cars in Australia to eight happy (and wealthy) customers.

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Solar pioneer to use Tesla to test energy home of future vision

Solar pioneer to use Tesla to test energy home of future vision

Solar pioneer David Mills intends to use his Tesla Model S to integrate with solar and storage in his home. He expects to be “energy neutral” and generate enough solar to power his home and two EVs.

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Tesla bumps up retail presence in Sydney and Melbourne

Tesla bumps up retail presence in Sydney and Melbourne

Tesla identifies its first stores in Sydney and Melbourne, with a rapid rollout planned in coming months, along with charging network.

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Sunswift turns to crowd-funding to realise solar-electric car dream

Sunswift turns to crowd-funding to realise solar-electric car dream

Sunswift racing team is looking to crowd-funding to help get their car ‘eVe’ on the road.