Electric Vehicles

Cannon-Brookes’ Atlassian commits to 100% renewables by 2025

Atlassian becomes first Australian tech company – and third company all up – to sign on to global RE100 movement, with a "super complex" target of 100% renewables by 2025.

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NT councils offered grants to install solar, EV chargers, batteries

Northern Territory Labor government opens $2m grant scheme to encourage councils to move to better energy efficient infrastructure and reduce costs to consumers and taxpayers.

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Battery powered home and car: The fossil fuel era is fading

NSW hinterland luxury rental home with 10kW solar, two Tesla Powerwall batteries, and a Model X EV, seeks to demonstrate Tesla's vision of the new energy and transport future. So how does it shape up?

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My electric car, your solar home, a microgrid, and the future

US collaboration between LO3 and MotorWerks will test tools to let consumers buy and sell electricity within microgrids using their homes and vehicles.

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Heavy duty electric truck maker signs major wind power supply deal

Global industrial manufacturer Cummins – the US company that last year beat Tesla to the release of an electric semi truck – has inked a wind power PPA that will supply 50 per cent of its American power needs.

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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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