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The road ahead might not be smooth for electric scooters

Tuesday - 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

Monday - Electric vehicles could soon be available on subscription.

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

Monday - 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 achieve liftoff.

Rolls-Royce making battery to power ships

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

Who will own EV charging stations?

Thursday - 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.

Musk's latest is a pickup truck that can carry a pickup truck

29 Jun 18 - TESLA CEO Elon Musk is talking about his plans for an over-sized electric ute. He calls the concept “a pickup truck that can carry a pickup truck”.

Gas not answer to shipping problem, says study

28 Jun 18 - Europe has little to gain from trying to decarbonise the unwieldy shipping sector with liquefied natural gas, according to a new study.

Self-drivers might make us more dependent on cars

26 Jun 18 - Lots of questions remain unanswered about how urban systems will work with the introduction of self-driving vehicles.

Norway eyes passenger flights after testing tiny electric plane

21 Jun 18 - Norway has tested a two-seater electric plane and predicted a start to passenger flights by 2025 if new aviation technologies match a green shift that has made Norwegians the world’s top buyers of...

Daimler moves on e-truck market

13 Jun 18 - Daimler, the largest truck manufacturer in the world, is eyeing up the prizes to be won from electric vehicles.

Fiat Chrysler to stop making diesel cars

5 Jun 18 - Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler will stop producing diesel-fuelled passenger vehicles within three years,


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