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Category: Smart Transport

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How renewables are pushing coal and gas out of energy markets

How renewables are pushing coal and gas out of energy markets

New report by UBS says rate of closure of coal and gas plants in Europe is accelerating. Soon enough, nearly half of the fossil fuel plants will not be generating enough cash to stay open. That might require a new fossil fuel subsidy to keep the lights on as the transition accelerates.

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Nissan CEO accuses Macfarlane of "kneeJerk" comments about EVs

Nissan CEO accuses Macfarlane of “kneeJerk” comments about EVs

The CEO of Nissan Australia has responded forcefully to comments by Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane. “The future is here. It just needs to be switched on,” he said.

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Elon Musk almost sold Tesla to Google in 2013

Elon Musk almost sold Tesla to Google in 2013

Elon Musk was very close to selling Tesla* to Google, at least according to a new book due out May 19 from Ashlee Vance.

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EVs powered by renewables to qualify for carbon credits

EVs powered by renewables to qualify for carbon credits

Electric vehicles charged by renewable energy will qualify for carbon credits under amendments to Clean Development Mechanism, the only global carbon market.

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Solar racer to rev up delivery of solar powered cars for consumers

Solar racer to rev up delivery of solar powered cars for consumers

Aston Martin Racing and Hanergy progress plans aimed at developing world’s first commercially available thin-film solar integrated car.

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Tesla launches all-wheel drive Model S 70D, & 3 new colours

Tesla launches all-wheel drive Model S 70D, & 3 new colours

Tesla just announced a new variation of the Model S, the Model S 70D. As the title states, this is an all-wheel drive Model S.

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An affordable electric car may be closer than you think

An affordable electric car may be closer than you think

Electric cars may seem like a niche product only wealthy people can afford, but new analysis suggests that may be changing quickly.

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BMW i8 named world green car of the year

BMW i8 named world green car of the year

BMW awarded second consecutive win in this prestigious category.

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Australia's first hydrogen car launched, with solar refueller

Australia’s first hydrogen car launched, with solar refueller

Australia’s first hydrogen fuelled passenger vehicle, Hyundai’s SUV ix35, unveiled in Sydney alongside solar powered refuelling station.

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Electric car demand growing, global market hits 740,000 units

Electric car demand growing, global market hits 740,000 units

Demand for electric vehicles is growing around the world fairly rapidly, according to new analysis from the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research.

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The EV revolution is coming – charged by Australian technology

The EV revolution is coming – charged by Australian technology

Brisbane-based Tritium has landed a major deal to supply its Australian-made fast charging technology to US-based ChargePoint, developer of the world’s largest EV charging network. In Australia to announce the deal, ChargePoint CEO says the global shift to electric driving is underway – a key part of energy revolution.