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Articles by Bridie Schmidt

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Two-thirds of Aussie drivers will own an EV by 2028, Jaguar says

Two-thirds of Aussie drivers will own an EV by 2028, Jaguar says

Jaguar says two thirds of Australians could own an EV within 10 years, with millennials more likely to buy one than baby boomers, and men more likely than women.

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BMW i8 Roadster and redesigned Coupe PHEVs available in Australia

BMW i8 Roadster and redesigned Coupe PHEVs available in Australia

BMW has announced that its hybrid electric i8 Roadster, plus a fresh look i8 Coupé, is ready to buy for cashed up Australian EV enthusiasts.

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Dumas, VW sets new EV speed record at Goodwood

Dumas, VW sets new EV speed record at Goodwood

French professional auto driver sets an all new record for electric cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.

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Western Sydney Uni solar car wins first leg of American Solar Challenge

Western Sydney Uni solar car wins first leg of American Solar Challenge

Students from Western Sydney University Solar Car Team have won the first stage of the biannual American Solar Challenge race.

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Renault makes Zoe electric car available to Australian consumers

Renault makes Zoe electric car available to Australian consumers

Renault makes electric Zoe available to individual consumers in Australia after modest sales to fleet owners.

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Australians can buy hybrid Mini EV next year

Australians can buy hybrid Mini EV next year

BMW Group has confirmed Australian arrival of MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid EV in second quarter of 2019.

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First look at electric Mini Countryman sketches

First look at electric Mini Countryman sketches

Mini has released some preliminary sketches for what promises to be the first fully electric production model for the quintessentially British brand.

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Electric Mini in works as BMW signs China EV factory deal

Electric Mini in works as BMW signs China EV factory deal

BMW Group seals deal with China’s Great Wall Group to build state-of-the art EV factory in Jiangsu Province.

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Qld breakthrough could make EV batteries cheaper, cleaner

Qld breakthrough could make EV batteries cheaper, cleaner

A University of Queensland process for extracting and transforming metals needed for EV batteries could cut their carbon footprint – and manufacturing costs.

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Berlin buyers exhaust EV cargo bike funding in just one day

Berlin buyers exhaust EV cargo bike funding in just one day

In Berlin, a flood of applications have exhausted an e-bike purchase incentive fund after just one day.

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Germany can reach 65% renewables by 2030, report finds

Germany can reach 65% renewables by 2030, report finds

Germany 65% renewable energy target by 2030 will require a lot more wind and solar, but is feasible, says think tank.