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Electric vehicle test drive: BMW's 'quirky' new i3

Electric vehicle test drive: BMW’s ‘quirky’ new i3

BMW’s latest electric vehicle offering has a 130km range, and can be charged 80% in as little as 20 minutes using a DC fast charger. But how does it drive?

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Tritium secures deal to supply New Zealand EV fast-charge network

Tritium secures deal to supply New Zealand EV fast-charge network

Brisbane-based Tritium sends 23 Veefil fast chargers to NZ as part of deal to supply that country’s first EV charging network.

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Solar power proposal for Melbourne trams challenges coal generators

Solar power proposal for Melbourne trams challenges coal generators

Ground-breaking proposal to power Melbourne tram network with solar energy generated by 2x20MW PV plants seeks govt PPA.

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Tesla's super-charged media event: BYO EV

Tesla’s super-charged media event: BYO EV

Ahead of its super-hyped announcement on battery storage this week, Tesla invited journalists to bring their own EV. They’ll supply the charge.

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Tesla Model S in Australia: Breaking the shackles and conquering new frontiers

Tesla Model S in Australia: Breaking the shackles and conquering new frontiers

A Brisbane family get their Tesla Model S and promptly leave on a 3,000km road trip, becoming the first to link Brisbane and Canberra and back again. And the super-charging network hasn’t been built yet. Here’s what happened.

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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.