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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.

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New electric motorcycling record set in Australia

New electric motorcycling record set in Australia

I upgraded to a Zero Motorcycle 2014 model and can unequivocally say that I do not expect to ever buy another petrol motorcycle.

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How I almost bought an EV, but bought en electric bike instead

How I almost bought an EV, but bought en electric bike instead

Germany announces big incentives for EVs, bringing down the cost of vehicles like the Renault Twizy. Who wouldn’t buy that? Me.

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New Tesla EV store, showroom to open in Sydney

New Tesla EV store, showroom to open in Sydney

US electric vehicle maker names Sydney’s Martin Place as the location for Australia’s first stand-alone Tesla store and showroom, set to open later this year.

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Germany witnesses first stirrings for possible ban on non-EV car sales

Germany witnesses first stirrings for possible ban on non-EV car sales

Cars running on gasoline and diesel will be a rarity in many places within a generation. Carmakers who doubt this may soon find themselves relegated to museums and sightseeing tours.

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Tesla's Elon Musk hints at cheaper, smaller EV after Model 3

Tesla’s Elon Musk hints at cheaper, smaller EV after Model 3

Tesla’s Elon Musk discusses the future of electric vehicles and battery storage and the need for a carbon tax in wide-ranging discussion in Norway.

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Basic vehicle emissions standard could meet 10% of Australian target, says report

Basic vehicle emissions standard could meet 10% of Australian target, says report

Bringing Australia’s vehicle emissions standards in line with 80% of global auto market would knock 10% off national abatement task, says report. Failure to do so risks Australia becoming dumping ground for old, inefficient cars.

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Tesla's Elon Musk paid salary in line with California minimum wage

Tesla’s Elon Musk paid salary in line with California minimum wage

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was paid just $US37,584 in 2014-15 – an amount that reflects the requirements of California’s minimum wage. Meanwhile, his 26.5% share in the company is currently worth $US9.5bn.

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Austria could ban new gas and diesel cars by 2020

Austria could ban new gas and diesel cars by 2020

The Austrian Ministry of Agriculture and Environment is working on a study that would mean an end to conventional cars sales… four years from now.

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Citizen utility: Housing estate to offer solar, storage and EVs to residents

Citizen utility: Housing estate to offer solar, storage and EVs to residents

New housing development in Fremantle will offer rooftop solar, battery storage, electric vehicles and peer-to-peer trading to its residents. Welcome to the “citizen utility”.