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Airlines' offsetting doesn't add up, says Consumer NZ

Today 9:00am - Carbon offsetting by the two major domestic airlines operating in New Zealand doesn’t fully reflect carbon emissions caused by air travel, says Consumer New Zealand.

Intercity commuter trains would slash emissions

Monday - A commuter-train service between Auckland and Hamilton could slash 6000 tonnes off New Zealand’s annual greenhouse gas emissions.

Hyundai confirms e-cars will be core business

Friday - Hyundai has confirmed it is placing electric vehicles at the centre of its product strategy — one that includes plans for a premium long-distance electric car as it seeks to catch up to Tesla and other rivals.

Government changes mind and pushes for e-cars

14 Aug 17 - The Government is promising to make a third of its car fleet electric by 2021 – despite saying last year that cash-strapped government departments couldn’t afford to replace petrol cars, let alone buy more expensive electric cars.

E-CAR QUERY: What do we do with the dead batteries?

11 Aug 17 - Carmakers, recyclers and tech start-ups are working to solve the question of how to deal with lithium-ion batteries when they wear out.

Tesla drivers claim record of 1078 km on one charge

9 Aug 17 - Five members of the Italian Tesla owners club claim to have set a new distance record, travelling 1078 kilometres on a single charge in a Tesla Model S.

Roads could be covered with 'tunnels' to absorb pollution

4 Aug 17 - Major roads could be turned into tunnels covered with pollution-absorbing material in an effort to cut emission fumes and improve air quality.


Do petrol and diesel bans mean the death of biofuels?

1 Aug 17 - If cars running on fossil fuels will be substituted by electric cars, it could imply that all liquid transport fuels will be eliminated.

Britain sets 2040 for ban on diesel and petrol cars

27 Jul 17 - Britain will ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health.

It's not easy building electric cars

25 Jul 17 - Despite Tesla’s success, the high risks of mass-producing an electric car from scratch haven’t changed all that much.

European car makers plead with China to slow down

19 Jul 17 - Faced with China’s unwavering plan to accelerate the introduction of electric and hybrid cars, European manufacturers have joined forces with other global producers to plead with Beijing for a ‘less...

US utilities giving people cash for clean cars

19 Jul 17 - Carmakers, regulators, legislators and utilities are increasingly working together to boost sales of electric vehicles

Officials work to cut shocking vehicle emissions

18 Jul 17 - Officials will put a plan to cut New Zealand’s appalling transport emissions to the Government before the end of the year.

TOO HOT TO FLY: Increasing heat might ground planes

17 Jul 17 - As temperatures rise it may become too hot to fly, with aircraft likelier to be grounded, and more passengers more likely to lose their seats.

China and EU bolster greener global shipping

12 Jul 17 - The trillion-dollar global shipping industry might soon be forced to curb greenhouse gas emissions under new rules backed by the European Union and China.

E-cars selling, but not enough to make a difference

11 Jul 17 - New Zealanders are buying electric vehicles in “record” numbers, but they are not making a dent in the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.

The world is on the brink of an electric-car revolution

10 Jul 17 - The internal combustion engine had a good run. It has helped propel cars — and thus humanity — forward for more than 100 years.

France to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040

7 Jul 17 - France will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of an ambitious plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate accord.

Volvo to make only electric or hybrid cars from 2019

6 Jul 17 - All new cars launched by Volvo from 2019 onward will be partially or completely battery-powered, in what the company called a “historic end” to building models that only have an internal combustion...


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