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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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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”.

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Hyundai–Kia group plans blitz attack into electric vehicles

Hyundai–Kia group plans blitz attack into electric vehicles

Hyundai and Kia plan to head up the race towards reduced emissions, driving reductions in advance of forecasted policy changes.

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Tritium EV fast chargers installed at University of Qld, powered by solar

Tritium EV fast chargers installed at University of Qld, powered by solar

Brisbane-based EV infrastructure company Tritium has installed four of its award-winning Veefil fast chargers at UQ campuses, for free use by staff, students, public.

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Deutsche Post wants to make its own electric vehicles

Deutsche Post wants to make its own electric vehicles

The German Postal Service wants to make its own electric vehicles and sell them. Its own fleet is to contain 30,000 electric “street scooters.”

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Wake up call for oil companies: electric vehicles will deflate oil demand

Wake up call for oil companies: electric vehicles will deflate oil demand

The trends currently underway in the auto industry are likely to have a substantial impact on oil demand in the medium term, and even a devastating impact in the longer term.

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Tax office ruling provides big boost for electric vehicles in Australia

Tax office ruling provides big boost for electric vehicles in Australia

Tax office ruling says EV drivers can claim business deductions at same rate as petrol cars. Given lower rates of fuel and maintenance, that represents potential saving of $2,200 a year for EV owners.

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Will Norway ban petrol and diesel cars by 2025?

Will Norway ban petrol and diesel cars by 2025?

German bloggers report that the Norwegians are looking into adopting a National Transport Plan with 100 percent electric cars, buses, and small trucks by 2025.

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Graph of the Day: Another emissions reality check

Graph of the Day: Another emissions reality check

New government report illustrates how little Coalition’s Direct Action will cut emissions, and importance of incentives for electric vehicles and energy efficiency.