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Category: Smart Transport

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Electric cars becoming popular as the grid gets greener

Electric cars becoming popular as the grid gets greener

With the rising number of plug-in models available in the U.S., many at increasingly affordable prices, the climate benefits of electric cars are growing.

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Autonomous vehicle trials to ramp up as national guidelines published

Autonomous vehicle trials to ramp up as national guidelines published

National Transport Commission (NTC) and Austroads publish national guidelines to support Australian autonomous vehicle trials.

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How many Teslas does it take to black out an apartment block?

How many Teslas does it take to black out an apartment block?

City of Sydney backs study by local start-up, Wattblock, into how Australia’s apartment buildings will accommodate – and power – mass EV uptake.

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Tritium trials Veefil fast chargers in China in joint venture with Oxford University Innovation

Tritium trials Veefil fast chargers in China in joint venture with Oxford University Innovation

Tritium has announced it has started trials of its award-winning Veefil-RT 50kW DC charger in China.

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UBS: Electric vehicles to reach cost parity with petrol cars by 2018

UBS: Electric vehicles to reach cost parity with petrol cars by 2018

UBS says the total cost of consumer EV ownership can reach parity with combustion engines from 2018.

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Electric vehicles: Big energy join big auto to drive Aus EV uptake

Electric vehicles: Big energy join big auto to drive Aus EV uptake

AGL Energy, Trasngrid among energy majors to join auto companies and others to form Electric Vehicle Council, as pressure mounts for better policy support for EV uptake.

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Lyndon Rive to leave Tesla in June

Lyndon Rive to leave Tesla in June

SolarCity’s co-founder and former CEO Lyndon Rive is leaving the company that he helped start to his cousin Elon Musk.

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Investors “hypnotised” by Tesla’s Musk, who is “anti-selling” Model 3

Investors “hypnotised” by Tesla’s Musk, who is “anti-selling” Model 3

Tesla’s Elon Musk said the company will be offering no test drives or advertising for six to nine months for the Model 3.

Death spiral for cars. By 2030, you probably won’t own one

Death spiral for cars. By 2030, you probably won’t own one

By 2030, you probably won’t own a car, but you may get a free trip with your morning coffee. Transport-As-A-Service will use electric vehicles and will upend two trillion-dollar industries. It’s the death spiral for cars.

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Nissan targets 550km electric car by 2020

Nissan targets 550km electric car by 2020

Nissan says it has developed a prototype EV that can run 550km while keeping the cargo capacity, external dimension as current LEAF.

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Plans brewing for Australian gigafactory and A-EV manufacture

Plans brewing for Australian gigafactory and A-EV manufacture

New company reveals plans to mass-produce autonomous electric vehicles, and potentially build a battery gigafactory, on Australian soil by 2020.