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Category: Smart Transport

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Tesla shares slump as auto-pilot fatality flags concerns about autonomous driving

Tesla shares slump as auto-pilot fatality flags concerns about autonomous driving

Although statistically expected, the first auto-pilot fatality will bring into question the safety of the new technology.

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Sweden opens its first electric road, to help power heavy transport

Sweden opens its first electric road, to help power heavy transport

The electric road will test the use of electric power as an aid to heavy transport on public roadways.

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Tesla unveils Australian flagship store in Sydney's Martin Place

Tesla unveils Australian flagship store in Sydney’s Martin Place

Tesla unveils its new Australian flagship store in Martin Place, Sydney, displaying electric vehicles and home battery storage. But no solar. Yet.

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City of Sydney targets 50% renewables by 2030, net zero emissions by 2050

City of Sydney targets 50% renewables by 2030, net zero emissions by 2050

City of Sydney raises ambition on renewables and emissions reduction, with release of new five-year plan targeting stronger local action.

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Solar Impulse crosses Atlantic: New York to Seville in 71 PV-powered hours

Solar Impulse crosses Atlantic: New York to Seville in 71 PV-powered hours

Solar Impulse crosses the Atlantic in 71-hour non-stop flight from New York to Seville, powered only by the sun.

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NSW Labor wants Hunter region to be centre for driverless cars

NSW Labor wants Hunter region to be centre for driverless cars

NSW Opposition leader outlines plans to transform state’s Hunter region into cleantech hub, with focus on autonomous vehicle R&D.

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BMW reveals home energy storage system using i3 EV battery packs

BMW reveals home energy storage system using i3 EV battery packs

BMW unveils a new systems that allows EV owners to use their old battery pack in their homes when they upgrade their car with a new battery pack.

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AGL to offer $1 a day "all you can eat" electric vehicle charging

AGL to offer $1 a day “all you can eat” electric vehicle charging

AGL says it will offer customers “all you can eat”, emissions-free, electric vehicle charging for a single dollar a day. For AGL, says CEO Andrew Vesey, it’s all about boosting demand and engaging with new technologies.

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Toyota unveils new Prius options with solar PV in the roof

Toyota unveils new Prius options with solar PV in the roof

New model Toyota Prius features optional solar roof, to charge the hybrid EV’s battery and power its appliances.

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VW plans 30 electric vehicle models after sales battered by diesel scandal

VW plans 30 electric vehicle models after sales battered by diesel scandal

VW promises more than 30 new electric vehicle models, and major push into “e-mobility”, including ride sharing and autonomous vehicles.

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Ergon readies network for EV superhighway, 60+ charge points

Ergon readies network for EV superhighway, 60+ charge points

Regional Queensland utility says it has mapped its network for suitable sites to install EV chargers along a “super-highway” running from Toowoomba to Cairns.