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Renault-Nissan battery aims to leapfrog competition

Thursday - The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is aiming to take the lead in new solid-state battery technology.

DYING DIESEL: Can makers woo back customers?

7 Mar 18 - Amid fears about pollution, penalties and bans, UK buyers are abandoning diesel cars in droves.

Fiat-Chrysler intends to ditch diesel cars

28 Feb 18 - Car maker Fiat-Chrysler has signalled that it is getting ready to stop making diesel cars.

Energy storage leap could slash e-car charging times

28 Feb 18 - Researchers have claimed a breakthrough in energy storage technology that could enable electric cars to be driven as far as petrol and diesel vehicles, and recharge in minutes rather than hours.

Porsche stops production of diesel cars

26 Feb 18 - Porsche has announced that it is putting an end to diesel engines in its cars.

Minister mum on future of electric trains

23 Feb 18 - There’s no word yet on whether KiwiRail’s plans to replace electric engines with diesel will go ahead.

Mazda gets busy phasing-in fossil fuels

22 Feb 18 - Mazda is saying what everyone knows: the internal combustion engine is going to power the vast majority of cars for the next 50 years.

Climate change brings turbulent times to air travel

21 Feb 18 - From rising temperatures preventing take-off to rising seas flooding runways, aviation needs to adapt to changes already grounding flights around the world.

Yoogo is a-go-go in Christchurch

16 Feb 18 - The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest deployment of pure-battery electric cars has been launched in Christchurch.

Hydrogen could be the fuel to finish off the fossils

14 Feb 18 - The surplus electricity from solar and wind power gives hydrogen the chance to replace oil and gas.

Drones deliver the goods ... and clean the atmosphere

14 Feb 18 - Delivering parcels by drone could help to cut carbon emissions.

Electric flying taxi has lots of engines ... and lots of money

5 Feb 18 - A California company developing a multi-engined electric air taxi has just received $100 million in venture funding from several major outfits, including Toyota.

These cargo ships will draw power from solid solar sails

2 Feb 18 - A Japanese company is moving ahead with plans to equip ocean-going cargo ships with rigid sails embedded with solar panels.

Ryanair makes pledge to become plastics free

2 Feb 18 - Irish airline Ryanair has vowed to eliminate use of nonrecyclable plastics on aircraft and at head offices and bases.

HOT NEWS: Mustard seeds help to power breakthrough flight

1 Feb 18 - A Qantas aircraft powered partly by mustard seeds has made the first biofuel flight between Australia and the United States.

First electric barges prepare to sail from European ports

26 Jan 18 - The world’s first fully electric, emission-free and potentially crewless container barges are to operate from European ports this northern summer.

EV projects win $3m in Government funding

23 Jan 18 - 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

23 Jan 18 - 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.

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Mercury mission to convert hearts as well as minds

7 Mar 18 - Mercury has taken a step to inspire New Zealanders to embrace the future of...

Calix gets finance for carbon-captue project

1 Feb 18 - Australian technology company Calix says it has secured 3.4 million euros in...

Minesto eyes first ocean current electricity generation

24 Jan 18 - Swedish marine energy developer Minesto is intensifying activities in Taiwan to...

Mercury confirms Tesla battery for grid trial

23 Jan 18 - 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...

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