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Shell buys in to fund battery company sonnen's Australian expansion

Shell buys in to fund battery company sonnen’s Australian expansion

Sonnen closes $95m financing round led by Shell Ventures, which will help fund expansion in Australia, and closer ties on EV charging and virtual power plants.

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Why car dealers don’t want to sell electric vehicles

New study pin-points yet another barrier to the global shift to EVs – and it’s coming up at the point of sale. The research adds a new party to the list of incumbent industry groups whose business case is being threatened by EVs: car dealers.

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Australia on cusp of new mining boom, driven by electric vehicles

Australia on cusp of new mining boom, driven by electric vehicles

We might not be driving them, but soaring global electric vehicle demand puts Australia in the front seat for a new mining boom, says BNEF.

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Picture (tease) of the Day: BMW's next-gen EV

Picture (tease) of the Day: BMW’s next-gen EV

BMW offers first glimpse of “new technology flagship” – a pure electric car incorporating all the “major strategic areas of innovation in a road-ready vehicle.”

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Queensland produces "how-to" guide for electric vehicle charging

Queensland produces “how-to” guide for electric vehicle charging

Queensland state govt backs up electric vehicle super-highway with release of Australia-first guide to installing EV chargers.

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Will Australia turn to EVs to address poor fuel security, or ignore them?

Will Australia turn to EVs to address poor fuel security, or ignore them?

Long-awaited review of precarious transport fuel security released by federal government – but are EVs being taken into account?

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Electric Winnebago: Motorhome maker launches all-electric RV

Electric Winnebago: Motorhome maker launches all-electric RV

Iconic US motorhome maker takes “first step” towards electrification with all-electric commercial RV platform.

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Future transport will be cheap, personalised, and on demand

Future transport will be cheap, personalised, and on demand

Australia’s transport industry on cusp of “radical change,” says report – but could be a trillion-dollar train wreck if business, government don’t get on board.

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IKEA France offers EVs for hire, in car share deal with Renault

IKEA France offers EVs for hire, in car share deal with Renault

IKEA customers in France can now hire an electric vehicle from the store’s car park, to transport all of the Swedish furnishings, in car share deal with Renault.

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Ferrari tests silent hybrid sports car, in first signs of shift to electric

Staunch combustion engine purist Ferrari is changing its tune, testing a hyrbid sports EV, and promising a “world’s fastest” hybrid SUV in 2020.

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Nissan Leaf EV sales near 55,000 as new model takes off

Nissan Leaf EV sales near 55,000 as new model takes off

Nissan sells 54,451 Leaf EVs as customers “embrace” the new model – but not in Australia, just yet.