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Category: Smart Transport

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World’s first public transport system to run on solar

World’s first public transport system to run on solar

Chile’s Santiago Metro has signed a PPA for supply of 300GWh annually of solar energy for public transport, making it the world’s first.

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Melbourne company to roll out "world's toughest" off-road EV

Melbourne company to roll out “world’s toughest” off-road EV

Melbourne manufacturer to begin producing its first electric vehicle, an Australian designed and made off-road EV for use by the mining sector.

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Nissan lands world’s largest electric taxi fleet deal

Nissan lands world’s largest electric taxi fleet deal

Madrid is adding 110 new Nissan LEAF EVs to its taxi fleet, and installing electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the capital.

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Tesla raises $1.7bn to ramp up Model 3 production

Tesla raises $1.7bn to ramp up Model 3 production

Tesla will use $1.7 billion raised in a share offering to boost production of its mass-market Model 3 to 500,000 cars a year by 2018.

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Greens electric vehicle policy aims for 31,000 more EVs on roads by 2021

Greens electric vehicle policy aims for 31,000 more EVs on roads by 2021

Greens policy would offer free registration and government grants to add 31,000 electric vehicles to Australian roads in five years.

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CEFC-Westpac scheme to help business adopt solar, battery storage, EVs

CEFC-Westpac scheme to help business adopt solar, battery storage, EVs

CEFC teams with Westpac and energy services company Verdia to help Australian businesses with energy saving, electric vehicles.

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Tesla puts sex appeal into EVs, but may pave path to desexing of cars

Tesla puts sex appeal into EVs, but may pave path to desexing of cars

Tesla’s unveiling of it model 3 got the attention of the masses, but it is not the good looks nor the fantastic acceleration that will lead us to abandon oil-thirsty cars. It is the automation of his cars.

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Last coal-fired power generator in South Australia switched off

Last coal-fired power generator in South Australia switched off

The last coal-fired generator in South Australia has been switched off – setting the state on a new path towards a decarbonised grid.

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Tesla moves its 500,000 cars-a-year production target forward to 2018

Tesla moves its 500,000 cars-a-year production target forward to 2018

Tesla responds to overwhelming demand for Model 3 by moving 2020 target to produce 500,000 vehicles a year forward to 2018.

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China's BYD, world's biggest EV maker, takes on Tesla in Australia

China’s BYD, world’s biggest EV maker, takes on Tesla in Australia

BYD, the Chinese company that is now the world’s biggest maker of electric vehicles, releases first EV in Australia in challenge to domination of Tesla.

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CSIRO's cactus-like fuel cell technology could be boon for EVs

CSIRO’s cactus-like fuel cell technology could be boon for EVs

A cactus-inspired twist on fuel cell technology co-developed by the CSIRO can improve their efficiency by a factor of four.