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Solar Impulse’s biggest legacy will be in your home – not in the skies

Solar Impulse’s biggest legacy will be in your home – not in the skies

After 12 years of planning and testing, Solar Impulse has finally completed its epic voyage around the world – all without using a single drop of fuel.

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South Africa renewables auctions in jeopardy, Tesla eyes trucks, buses

South Africa renewables auctions in jeopardy, Tesla eyes trucks, buses

SA utility Eskom puts brakes on green power program, question-mark over renewables auctions; Tesla thinks bigger.

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Solar Impulse completes first round-the-world flight powered by the sun

Solar Impulse completes first round-the-world flight powered by the sun

Solar and battery powered airplane has successfully circumnavigated the globe, flying more than 42,000km in 17 legs using only the power of the sun.

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SA govt to boost its low-emissions vehicle numbers to 2000 by 2020

SA govt to boost its low-emissions vehicle numbers to 2000 by 2020

South Australian government says a mix of electric, hydrogen and hybrid vehicles will make up 30% of its fleet by 2020.

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Tesla Model X Australian price revealed

Tesla Model X Australian price revealed

Tesla Motors has revealed the Australian price for the entry-level version of its much-hyped Model X SUV – “the safest, quickest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history.”

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Tesla's new master plan revealed, and it's Uber ambitious

Tesla’s new master plan revealed, and it’s Uber ambitious

Elon Musk reveals part 2 of Tesla master plan, including ambition to dominate car sharing space with a fleet of customer-owned, autonomous-driving Tesla EVs.

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Time for Australia to get its electric vehicle policy into gear

Time for Australia to get its electric vehicle policy into gear

Australia has much to gain from strong and sound electric vehicle policies.

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Branson says every car on road will be an EV within 15 years

Branson says every car on road will be an EV within 15 years

Richard Branson says all cars on roads in 15 years will be electric vehicles.

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Welcome to Tesla Town: the new Melbourne suburb with a Powerwall in every home

Welcome to Tesla Town: the new Melbourne suburb with a Powerwall in every home

Homes in Glenvill’s new-build Melbourne development, YarraBend, will have rooftop solar and Tesla Powerwall battery storage as standard features. Is this the new normal for suburbs of the future?

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Solar Impulse: We'll see solar-powered passenger planes within 10 years

Solar Impulse: We’ll see solar-powered passenger planes within 10 years

Fancy a flight in a solar-powered electric passenger plane? According to the two adventurers behind the remarkable Solar Impulse plane completing a unique and fuel-free flight around the globe, that could be a reality within the next decade.

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Robot cars and the fear gap

Robot cars and the fear gap

Considering the major role of human error in car accidents, computer assistance and eventual control should lead to a big reduction of death and injury.