World Solar Challenge Concludes As Teams Cover 1,800 Miles On Sun Power (Video)

World Solar Challenge Concludes As Teams Cover 1,800 Miles On Sun Power (Video)

The closest most people can get to a solar-powered car is to buy a battery-electric vehicle and charge it with electricity generated by a home solar array. But cars powered directly by the sun really do exist--at least a handful of them. Every two years, teams from around the world converge on... read more

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2013 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Slashes Leaf Price To Sell Electric Car In Australia

Nissan should be pleased with its Leaf sales over the first few months of this year--not only is it beating last year's monthly rate, but it's on a level with the previously... read more May 3, 2013 by  5

Axiflux compact electric motor (Axiflux)

How Plasma TVs Led To Smaller Electric-Car Motor

All that sitting in front of the TV watching bad sitcoms could pay off, if a new electric motor proves successful in field trials. A startup in Melbourne, Australia, has... read more March 15, 2013 by  9

Frame from Holden Volt "The Power of $2.50" TV ad, Australia, 2013

Would You Like To Buy A Tank Of Gas For $2.50? (Video)

Suppose you went to the gas station, filled up your car or SUV, and then the pump said you had to go inside to pay. And suppose that even though your total was $40 or $50... read more March 5, 2013 by  23

Facelifted 2013 Renault Fluence electric sedan

Better Place Electric-Car Service Delays Australia Rollout

The Better Place battery swapping saga continues, as partner Renault has delayed the roll-out off its electric Fluence sedan. Renault Australia announced the indefinite... read more December 18, 2012 by  3

Holden Commodore (VE Series II)

Electric-Car Distance Record: 1,172 Miles In 24 Hours (With Battery Switching)

What can be done to dispel the assertion that the relatively short range of electric cars isn't suitable for most drivers? Well, you can either drive around in one yourself... read more August 15, 2012 by  10

2013 Holden Volt with Better Place Charge Spot and executives from both companies

Strange Bedfellows? Project Better Place Pairs With GM Australia

Better Place is now rapidly ramping up the first full deployment of its electric-car service and battery swapping network in Israel, but the company has ambitious plans in... read more July 12, 2012 by  14

2012 Nissan Leaf

Think The 2012 Nissan Leaf Is Too Expensive? Australians Pay $52K

One of the most frequent criticisms we hear of electric and plug-in hybrid cars is that they’re just too expensive. Take the 2012 Nissan Leaf, for example. Before... read more June 19, 2012 by  4

2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5

Tesla Says “G’Day” to Australian East Coast With 1,864 Mile Trek

Eighteen months after Australian Tesla roadster early adopter Simon Hackett broke the world record for the longest distance travelled in a production electric vehicle Tesla... read more March 15, 2011 by  0

Wind Explorer wind- and electric-powered car crossing Australia

Renewable Car: Wind-Powered Vehicle Crosses Australia

It may not be the most practical of designs, but a German duo recently succeeded in crossing much of Australia in a wind-powered car. They set records for longest distance... read more February 17, 2011 by  1


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