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

Monday - 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...

Toyota urges NZ to get out of big-emitting cars

10 Oct 17 - New Zealanders are buying bigger cars, damaging the country’s chances of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, say Toyota New Zealand chief Alistair Davis.

Jobs, tax and politics ... three ways e-cars will change us

10 Oct 17 - Vehicle manufacturers, the oil industry and governments are starting to wake up to the disruption that electric cars could bring about.

Ford to cut costs and back trucks and electric cars

6 Oct 17 - Ford plans to slash $14 billion in costs over the next five years and shift capital investment away from sedans and internal combustion engines to develop more trucks and electric and hybrid cars.

It's a big task keeping aircraft running in a warming world

3 Oct 17 - Climate change is forcing airport planners to rethink plane and runway design, since many of them are susceptible to excessive heat and at risk of sea level rise from coasts and rivers.

How electric cars can be recharged for free

3 Oct 17 - Electric car owners in the UK will be paid for letting an energy company use their vehicle’s battery.

Z Energy backs car-sharing company

29 Sep 17 - Z Energy is investing in the carbon-positive car-sharing company Mevo.

EasyJet backs plans for electric planes

28 Sep 17 - EasyJet is backing plans to develop commercial passenger aircraft powered by electric batteries instead of conventional aero engines.

Dyson to invest billions in 'radically different' e-car

27 Sep 17 - British inventor Sir James Dyson has announced plans to build an electric car that will be “radically different” from current models and go on sale in 2020.

Electric cars could be biggest disruption since the iPhone

25 Sep 17 - It’s been 10 years since Apple unleashed a surge of innovation that upended the mobile phone industry. Electric cars could be about to pull the same trick on Big Oil.

UN shipping chief hails progress on carbon emissions

19 Sep 17 - Countries are nearing agreement on how to tackle shipping’s carbon footprint, UN shipping chief Kitack Lim has told an industry conference, but resistance to a binding cap remains.

Silence rules as Frankfurt shows off electric cars

18 Sep 17 - When Angela Merkel addressed the Frankfurt motor show, it was not to a backdrop of revving engines but an exhibition of noiseless electric Golfs, South Korean hybrids and Japanese fuel-cell cars.


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