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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,

BIT ON THE SIDE: Lambo looks at a new way to power e-cars

1 Jun 18 - Lamborghini wants to build a super e-car, but has no faith in today's battery technology to do the job. The Italian carmaker says the answer is likely to be rechargeable side panels.

Walking is good for you ... and for the planet

29 May 18 - Walking and cycling programmes in New Plymouth and Hastings are paying good returns on investment by cutting greenhouse gas emissions and improving health, a new study shows.

BP invests $20m in tech to charge EVs in 5min

29 May 18 - BP will invest $20 million in an Israeli startup that claims to offer five-minute electric-vehicle charging with new-generation batteries.

Electric vehicles seen driving crunch time for cobalt

28 May 18 - The increasing popularity of electric vehicles might create a crunch for supplies of cobalt in the early-to-mid 2020s, miners and analysts say.

Oil industry should be very afraid of fuel-efficient engines

25 May 18 - Oil demand is set to face an even bigger threat from fuel-efficient engines than from electric vehicles over the next two decades, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.


We're looking at 11 million electric-car sales by 2026

24 May 18 - Sales of new electric vehicles will reach 11 million within the next eight years, according to new analysis.

Modern diesels part of the pollution solution

22 May 18 - Concerns over urban air quality and the rise in global temperatures have spurred technological innovation by car makers, meaning that the era of dirty diesel is now over.

Why greener fuels might not make shipping safer

21 May 18 - The shipping industry is concerned that compared with traditional fuels, greener alternatives have a greater potential to cause major accidents.

Tesla could be looking for $10 billion boost

21 May 18 - Elon Musk might need to tap capital markets for more than $10 billion by 2020 to fund Tesla’s automaking operations, new products and an expected expansion into China,

Volvo to stop making diesel cars

17 May 18 - Swedish car company Volvo has announced its intention to stop making diesel cars.

EU warms to plastic waste as transport fuel

11 May 18 - A proposal to use non-recyclable plastic waste in the production of transport fuels is picking up momentum among EU member states, despite warnings from environmentalists.

We're still talking electric locos, says minister

10 May 18 - KiwiRail says the new government hasn’t told it to reverse plans to replace electric locomotives on the Main Trunk Line with diesel engines.

SHIP SHAPE: What will vessels look like in the next 30 years?

4 May 18 - With a global shipping industry target to halve its huge carbon footprint, the race is on to find new technologies to green the fleet.

VW makes $25 billion bet on e-cars in China

27 Apr 18 - Volkswagen will invest $NZ25 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles in China by 2022.

PSSST! Ferrari quietly - very quietly - testing electric car

26 Apr 18 - Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne has admitted the supercar manufacturer has been quietly - very quietly - testing a gasoline-electric hybrid car.

E-car revolution will bring problems of its own

23 Apr 18 - Electric cars are praised as the answer to questions of green and clean mobility. But the overall sustainability of electric vehicles is far from clear.

Shipping pact calls for 50% emissions cut

16 Apr 18 - Global shipping must at least halve its emissions by 2050, under a hard-fought international deal that for the first time sets the sector on course to shrink its carbon footprint.


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