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Category: Smart Transport

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Melbourne trams to run on sunshine as state launches 75MW large scale solar tender

Melbourne trams to run on sunshine as state launches 75MW large scale solar tender

Victoria has announced a tender for 75MW of large scale solar to be constructed in the northwest of the state, with 35MW of these arrays will “linked to” Melbourne’s tram network.

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Details on new Tesla supercharger usage fees

Details on new Tesla supercharger usage fees

Tesla reveal how those without unlimited Supercharger access for the Model S and Model X electric vehicles will be charged.

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Tesla, Trump and South Australia: The top clean energy and climate stories of 2016

Tesla, Trump and South Australia: The top clean energy and climate stories of 2016

Tesla was the dominant news force in 2016. The other big themes were battery storage, the price falls in wind and solar, the big shift from centralised energy, and politics, politics, politics.

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In 2017, regulators should fight for consumers, not incumbents

In 2017, regulators should fight for consumers, not incumbents

Despite predictions that consumers – households and businesses – will be supplying half of all electricity needs within a few decades, the automatic reflex of the institutions that govern our electricity market remains to protect the incumbents. This needs to change.

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Tesla reaches 200th destination EV charging point in Australia

Tesla reaches 200th destination EV charging point in Australia

Tesla’s Destination Charging network has reached its 200th site, with the latest located in South Australia’s McLaren Vale, a region internationally renowned for its wine.

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100% renewable grid not just feasible, but "reliable, robust and stable"

100% renewable grid not just feasible, but “reliable, robust and stable”

ATA report finds 100% renewable grid would be reliable and stable, with appropriate mix of generation sources, energy storage and upgraded infrastructure.

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A first for SA as hydrogen cars test drive towards carbon neutral

A first for SA as hydrogen cars test drive towards carbon neutral

Hydrogen fuel cell cars will take to the streets of Adelaide today in a South Australian first.

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ACT aims for zero carbon transport sector, with launch of EV plan

ACT aims for zero carbon transport sector, with launch of EV plan

Having locked in 100 per cent renewable energy for its electricity needs, the ACT is now turning to zero emissions for transport.

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4 major world cities just agreed to get rid of diesel engines

4 major world cities just agreed to get rid of diesel engines

Paris, Madrid, Athens, and Mexico City will ban diesel engines by 2025, mayors of the four major world cities announced this week.

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Daimler, BMW, Volkswagen Group, & Ford Sign superfast charging MoU in Europe

Daimler, BMW, Volkswagen Group, & Ford Sign superfast charging MoU in Europe

A new joint venture has formed that will develop a high-power, EV fast-charging network in Europe has been signed by BMW, Daimler, Ford, VW.

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Toyota imports Mirai and refueller to sell hydrogen story to Australia

Toyota imports Mirai and refueller to sell hydrogen story to Australia

Toyota has imported three Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell sedans to demonstrate the technology in Australia.