Australia

 
Another 'electric highway, 1,250 miles along Australia's coast

Another 'electric highway, 1,250 miles along Australia's coast

The country of Australia is poised to build one of the world's longest "electric highways," which will span 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers). Specifically, the Northeast region of the country will see the electric highway open through the state of Queensland. In total, 18 stations will be installed... read more

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Sydney Opera House by Flicker user thinboyfatter (Used under CC License)

What would it take to get Australia to 100-percent renewable energy?

What would it take to convert an entire country to 100-percent renewable energy? How about a country that occupies an entire continent? Australian climate think tank Beyond... read more August 17, 2016 by


 
Tomcar LV1

Australian electric off-roader will never see the light of day

Over the last decade, the Australian car industry has been in a long-term decline. Ford, General Motors, and Toyota have all decided to end local vehicle production, opting... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Fueled By Battery Boom: A Lithium Rush For Australia's Outback?

If electric-car sales continue to rise, then demand for battery cells will rise along with them. That, in turn, will lead to increase demand for the raw materials that make... read more February 21, 2016 by


 
2015 World Solar Challenge

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... read more November 11, 2015 by


 
Immortus solar-electric car

Immortus Electric-Car Concept Claims Solar Running Up To 35 MPH

Many electric-car owners use solar panels to generate power that they can use in home charging stations. But what if they could actually put those panels directly on their... read more August 17, 2015 by


 
Stella Lux solar car

New Stella Solar Electric Car Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Back in 2013, a group of students from the Eindhoven University of Technology built a solar-powered car for the World Solar Challenge race held in Australia. Called Stella... read more July 8, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S

Tesla Tries To Hire Aussie Auto Engineers As Local Industry Wanes

Could Australia's loss be Tesla Motors' gain? As Ford, General Motors' Holden division, and Toyota prepare to shut down their Australian factories, the Silicon Valley... read more November 2, 2014 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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