Electric Vehicles

Toyota debuts new Prius with rooftop solar option

The 2017 Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle is the first commercially available, mass-produced passenger car to feature an optional solar charging system.

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Byron Shire offers free EV fast charging via Australian made Veefil

Byron Shire Council installs Australian-made Veefil EV fast charger – able to add 50km range in 10 minutes to any make of electric car.

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Byron club eyes EV charging stations and storage after big solar install

Byron Bay Services Club considers EV charging station and battery storage after installing a large rooftop solar array.

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Households will power half the grid by 2050, networks admit

Report from Australia's main network lobby and CSIRO suggests that by 2050, nearly half of all future generation – and storage – will be on site in homes, business and communities.

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Tesla Powerwall 2 battery storage opens for orders in Australia

Tesla's 14kWh Powerwall 2 batteries open for order in Australia, with installations set to begin in Feb 2017 – just as 100s of thousands of solar households lose their premium FiT.

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Powerwall 2: Tesla doubles up on battery storage and slashes costs

At double the capacity and almost half the cost/kWh, Tesla's Powerwall 2 illustrates the break-neck speed at which battery storage is evolving.

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A Tesla as the family car? Nothing ludicrous about it

Can an all electric vehicle be used as the family run-about? We tested the theory using a Tesla Model S, pretended the price tag was more like a Model 3, and came to these conclusions...

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Tesla chauffeur service set to expand with new high profile investor

Sydney Tesla chauffeur service to add more EVs, expand to Melbourne after tech guru Simon Hackett buys 10% stake.

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Blue Mountains luxury resort adds electric vehicles to the mix

Blue Mountains resort is offering guests use of two BMW electric vehicles, powered by on-site fast charging, as part of the "luxury" experience.

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Tesla “glamping” in the Australian outback

One couple's experience of travelling the North-West coastal highway in their Tesla Model S using only the power supply available along the way – and sometimes camping in the boot.

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