Electric Vehicles

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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Battery ban off the table after industry roundtable “consensus”

Standards Australia says industry roundtable has broadly agreed to “review” proposed rule banning li-ion batteries from being installed inside homes and garages. But rifts emerge in industry.

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Brisbane Airport rolls out massive 6MW solar project

Huge 6MW solar upgrade at Brisbane Airport will supply 18% of electricity needs and save around $1m a year on energy bills.

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ACT trials electric buses on public transport route

Canberra's public transport bus fleet will trial two pure electric buses and one electric-diesel hybrid, as it transitions away from ageing diesel fleet.

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How much will a Tesla Model 3 cost in Australia?

The best way to estimate the prices is to use Tesla’s own configuration prices for the USA/Aus Model S and then scale them for the lower numbers.

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Will solar powered cars ever be real?

The Sunswift team has designed and built Eve to be registered as a road legal sports car, representing a shift in solar powered transport from conceptual to commercial vehicle standards.

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