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Coalition ponders a Tesla tax on electric vehicles

Coalition ponders a Tesla tax on electric vehicles

Federal government flags plan to scrap petrol excise, in part because it is “unfair” that electric vehicles don’t pay it.

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11.4 million EVs are expected on America’s roads by 2025. Will the grid be ready?

11.4 million EVs are expected on America’s roads by 2025. Will the grid be ready?

Big growth in EV adoption will create complexity for grid operators and other electricity market stakeholders.

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Tesla turns to radar to upgrade safety on EV autopilot

Tesla turns to radar to upgrade safety on EV autopilot

Tesla’s Elon Musk says suite of updates to Tesla’s Autopilot system, including an increased reliance on radar technology, a “threefold improvement in safety.”

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Tesla and SolarCity: Do they fit together?

Tesla and SolarCity: Do they fit together?

There are synergies between EVs and solar, so the basic concept of merging Tesla and SolarCity seems sound. The biggest risk is that somebody else might execute it better.

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SA govt to boost its low-emissions vehicle numbers to 2000 by 2020

SA govt to boost its low-emissions vehicle numbers to 2000 by 2020

South Australian government says a mix of electric, hydrogen and hybrid vehicles will make up 30% of its fleet by 2020.

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UK's National Grid sees major boost for solar, electric vehicles and batteries

UK’s National Grid sees major boost for solar, electric vehicles and batteries

The UK could adopt solar, electric vehicles and batteries much faster than expected just a year ago, according to the National Grid.

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Ergon readies network for EV superhighway, 60+ charge points

Ergon readies network for EV superhighway, 60+ charge points

Regional Queensland utility says it has mapped its network for suitable sites to install EV chargers along a “super-highway” running from Toowoomba to Cairns.

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Tritium to roll out even faster EV charger, backed by Queensland government

Tritium to roll out even faster EV charger, backed by Queensland government

Brisbane-based maker of EV fast chargers wins $2.5m Qld govt funding to supercharge Veefil technology and boost exports.

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Melbourne company to roll out "world's toughest" off-road EV

Melbourne company to roll out “world’s toughest” off-road EV

Melbourne manufacturer to begin producing its first electric vehicle, an Australian designed and made off-road EV for use by the mining sector.

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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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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.