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EV projects win $3m in Government funding

Tuesday - Twenty new electric vehicle projects, including a 58-tonne truck to carry dairy products and developing a qualification for EV technicians, are to receive government funding.

SWITCHED ON: Norway wants short electric flights by 2040

Tuesday - All of Norway’s short-haul airliners should be entirely electric by 2040, says the country’s airport operator, cementing the Nordic nation’s role as a pioneer in the field of electric transport.

Paris summit will call for shipping to meet climate goals

12 Dec 17 - The shipping industry will be urged to align with international climate goals under a declaration to be launched at a climate summit in Paris today.

Automakers worry over how many will buy their e-cars

7 Dec 17 - Carmakers putting huge investment into electric vehicles at the behest of governments a having to live with the fear of potentially choking on unsold inventories.

Tesla isn’t the only company creating cool electric vehicles

6 Dec 17 - Some of the world’s most established carmakers are starting to reveal what they’ve been working on for the EV world.

E-cars cheaper all round than petrol or diesel

5 Dec 17 - Pure electric cars cost less over four years than petrol or diesel cars in the UK, US and Japan, researchers say, but China is set to lead the market.

A Tesla too costly? An e-bike might be your answer

4 Dec 17 - Electric cars remain something of a novelty, commanding premium prices and presenting charging challenges, but another kind of electric vehicle has been gaining momentum: the e-bike.

Big businesses combine to deliver hybrid e-jet

1 Dec 17 - A partnership between Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Siemens aims to commission a hybrid electric aircraft prototype by 2020.

One in six new cars will be electric by 2025

30 Nov 17 - Almost every sixth car sold in the world will be electric by 2025 ... and those cars are more likely to be emblazoned with Tesla's logo than BMW's.

Solar-powered jets come a step closer

29 Nov 17 - Scientists are closer to making solar-powered jets a reality. They now know how to make jet fuel out of air, sunlight and water.

Govt on track to keep KiwiRail trains electric

27 Nov 17 - The Government is in talks to keep electric locomotives on the main trunk line.

Musk unveils electric truck ... and a surprise sports car

20 Nov 17 - Elon Musk has unveiled Tesla’s first electric semi-truck at an event in Los Angeles that also included the surprise reveal of a new Tesla sports car.

Why we can't keep on flying

7 Nov 17 - Staying home is going to be the new normal if we're going to "bend the curve"on carbon emissions.

Dockless bikes and the tragedy of the commons

6 Nov 17 - WASHING DC has become the latest testing ground for what happens when technology and good intentions meet the real world.

China’s largest ride-hailing company to build its own electric-vehicles charging network

6 Nov 17 - CHINA'S LARGEST ride-sharing company is to build its own electric-vehicle charging network.

How double-dealing killed off the electric bus

31 Oct 17 - The electric bus would have let Londoners enjoy clean air early in the 20th century, saving but for the dishonesty and double-dealing which promoted the internal combustion engine instead.

We deliberately misled the public, says shipping executive

30 Oct 17 - Shipping lobbyists at UN talks were "prostitutes employed by our racket to try to put one over on the public’, says a marine industry veteran.

Toyota hooks up with Mazda and Denso to make e-cars

24 Oct 17 - Toyota, Mazda, and Denso will jointly establish a new company to develop zero-emission electric cars.

New aircraft biofuels plan would 'destroy rainforests'

16 Oct 17 - A new plan to accelerate production of biofuels for passenger planes has drawn stinging criticism from environmentalists who argue that most of the world’s rainforests might have to be cleared to...

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Mercury confirms Tesla battery for grid trial

Tuesday - Tesla has been confirmed as the battery provider for Mercury’s scalable...

Auckland takes zero-waste world crown

6 Dec 17 - Auckland is one of 10 international cities honoured today at the C40 Cities...

Ravensdown appoints consenting planner

1 Dec 17 - Ravensdown has appointed Victoria Caseley as a principal planner to develop the...

Ethical retailer attracts $2m in investments

27 Nov 17 - In one of the biggest capital raises for a social enterprise in New Zealand’s...

AirNZ first airline to join EV100

13 Nov 17 - Reinforcing its leadership position in the shift to electric vehicles, Air New...

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