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Google street cars will map city air pollution

Tuesday - Google Street View cars will be outfitted with sensors that test air quality in cities and towns across the globe.

Quarter of world's 100 busiest airports in danger from the sea

Friday - As a typhoon tore through Japan last week, travellers at Kansai International Airport looked out on a terrifying void: Where the runway should have been, they saw only the sea.

Electric Mercedes spearheads Germany's assault on Tesla

6 Sep 18 - Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil its much-anticipated electric SUV this week, marking the start of a German onslaught against Tesla.

Drivers foot huge bill for carmakers' scam

31 Aug 18 - Drivers in Europe have paid $NZ260 billion more on fuel than they would have if their vehicles had performed as well on-the-road as in official laboratory-based tests, says a new report.

Europe now boasts more than a million e-cars

30 Aug 18 - Europe now has more than a million electric cars after sales soared by over 40 per cent in the first half of the year, new figures reveal.

Nissan makes electric car just for China

30 Aug 18 - Nissan has begun production for its first electric car designed specifically for China.

The road ahead might not be smooth for electric scooters

21 Aug 18 - Electric scooters are seen as a good choice by many eco-conscious consumers, but some cities see regulatory headaches.


Companies offer e-cars on subscription

20 Aug 18 - Electric vehicles could soon be available on subscription.

E-planes on way ... as soon as we can figure out the battery

20 Aug 18 - At least 20 companies are developing aerial taxi plans, including Boeing and Airbus. But flying requires an incredible amount of energy, and presently, batteries are too heavy and too expensive to...

Rolls-Royce making battery to power ships

20 Aug 18 - Rolls-Royce is developing a battery storage device for use in the shipping industry.

Who will own EV charging stations?

16 Aug 18 - The fragmented nature of EV charging infrastructure ownership means that any of a range of players could be taking your money.

KiwiRail sees exciting future for hydrogen trains

3 Aug 18 - Hydrogen-powered trains could play a big part in cutting New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, KiwiRail says.

Toyota planning Olympic Games specials

31 Jul 18 - Toyota is planning to use the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo to showcase the future of transportation.

Airbus to build solar-powered unmanned planes

23 Jul 18 - Airbus has unveiled plans to manufacture a solar plane which will fly unmanned high in the sky.

Drivers get help to find EV charging stations

19 Jul 18 - Finding a place to charge your electric car is about to get easier.

Aircraft industry feels heat from changing climate

19 Jul 18 - The extreme heat that has come with climate change is prompting aircraft manufacturers to test their fleets for increasingly hotter temperatures.

Musk eyes 500,000 e-cars a year from new China factory

13 Jul 18 - Tesla founder Elon Musk says his new factory in Shanghai - the company's first outside the US - will build 500,000 electric cars a year.

Next Beetle will be electric with four doors

10 Jul 18 - Volkswagen's next Beetle will be a completely new, all-electric model with four doors.

Airlines eye massive carbon handout

29 Jun 18 - Brazil and China are behind a push to allow billions of tonnes of old carbon credits to be used to offset future growth in pollution by airlines.


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