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Category: Smart Transport

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Rio Tinto quits Mozambique, puts thermal coal in 'too hard' basket

Rio Tinto quits Mozambique, puts thermal coal in ‘too hard’ basket

Rio Tinto is grabbing headlines after crystallising massive losses from its Mozambique coal disaster. But the real significance is the difference between what big miners say about coal, and what they do about it.

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Graph of the Day: The electric vehicle revolution is nigh

Graph of the Day: The electric vehicle revolution is nigh

EVs on the road jumped globally from ~25,000 in 2010 to ~80,000 in 2011 to ~200,000 in 2012 to ~405,000 in 2013

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Stanford foresees $25,000, 300-mile EV battery range with new honeycomb battery

Stanford foresees $25,000, 300-mile EV battery range with new honeycomb battery

Students have figured out how to stabilize the lithium in a lithium-ion battery, and that could help bring the typical EV down to mainstream affordability.

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UNSW students smash electric car world speed record

UNSW students smash electric car world speed record

Students from UNSW’s Sunswift team break the electric car world record for speed over a distance of 500km/h.

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Affordable batteries for green energy are closer than we think

Affordable batteries for green energy are closer than we think

The high storage costs are now rapidly falling, suggesting that the financial appeal of electric cars and stationary storage is set to keep increasing.

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Algae.Tec wins vote of confidence from Indian pilot partner

Algae.Tec wins vote of confidence from Indian pilot partner

Algae.Tec wins huge vote of confidence from Indian pilot project partner, with conversion of nearly $30 million worth of shares at twice market price.

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Why it makes sense to pair solar with electric vehicles

Why it makes sense to pair solar with electric vehicles

Electric Vehicles running on sunshine are an increasingly attractive option in a low carbon economy.

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Electric vehicle sales growing fast, cross half million mark

Electric vehicle sales growing fast, cross half million mark

The Energy Policy Information Center has released a set of graphs charting the exponential growth of electric vehicles.

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UNSW students take on electric car range world record

UNSW students take on electric car range world record

A team comprising of 60 students will challenge a world record this month to prove their electric car is fit for the driving public.

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Why EV owners are so different from the rest of us

Why EV owners are so different from the rest of us

Tesla EV owners are changing the way the electricity is consumed, stored and generated. They consumer more energy than others, but generate a lot of their own.

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Efficiency and performance meet in BMW’s i3

Efficiency and performance meet in BMW’s i3

BMW’s all-electric i3 has been rated the most efficient car in the U.S. market.