Electric Vehicles

My long switch to solar

After many years of planning, I finally flicked the switch and installed a rooftop solar energy system. But that is just the beginning of our household's journey away from fossil fuels.

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BYD goes big on small and flexible, in new battery storage push

Chinese battery maker BYD unveils updated range of modular “solar batteries” for Australian market, as it turns up the heat on Tesla and other rivals.

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How I learned to slash my power bill, with solar and storage

In December 2016, I added 6.5kW of rooftop solar and a Tesla Powerwall 1 battery and became part of the Reposit Power, ACTewAGL Virtual Big Battery in Canberra. Here's what happened next.

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The What, Why, When guide to buying an electric vehicle in Australia

Affordable, 300km plus range electric vehicles are about to hit Australian showrooms. But is there an EV available now or coming soon that will meet your needs?

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Tesla EV charged with diesel generator still cleaner than conventional car

Critics argue EVs charged with fossil fuelled electricity are as dirty, if not dirtier than conventional ICE cars. We put that to the test.

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CEFC backed green loan scheme hopes to boost EV uptake

New green loan scheme backed by Clean Energy Finance Corporation to offer cheaper finance to buy and lease low and zero emissions vehicles.

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Norway electric ferry cuts emissions by 95%, costs by 80%

Orders roll in for Norwegian made all-electric car ferry, after prototype cuts carbon emissions by 95% and operating cost by 80% compared to fuel-powered counterparts.

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WA trial to use blockchain technology to deliver smart energy – and water

Blockchain technology by Perth-based Power Ledger to be used to coordinate solar, battery storage and water services in urban-scale trial.

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“Autonobus” driverless shuttle trial kicks off at Victoria’s La Trobe Uni

Driverless shuttle bus trial kicks off at La Trobe University's Bundoora campus, to test the use of autonomous vehicles as "last mile" transport solutions.

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Electric vehicle uptake will siphon fuel tax revenue, warns report

Productivity Commission warns Australia's inevitable shift from petrol fuelled cars to EVs will take a huge chunk out of the federal government budget.

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