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7 Million Dead – Are you Next?

“The risks from air pollution are now far greater than previously thought or understood, particularly for heart disease and strokes. Few risks have a greater impact on global health today than air pollution; the evidence signals the need for concerted action to clean up the air we all breathe.” So says  said Maria Neira, director of WHO’s

March 28th, 2014|

VW Battery Breakthrough?

It is widely known that Volkswagen plan to dominate the EV world by 2018.  CEO, Dr Martin Winterkorn, has stated: "We have the most comprehensive approach to tomorrow's mobility. From highly-efficient, eco-friendly diesel, gasoline and natural gas-fuelled engines to classical hybrids, purely battery-driven vehicles and plug-in hybrids - no other automaker can match the broad range

Paris Smog Bad as Beijing

In an effort to cut "dangerously" poor quality air in Paris, public transport has been made free for three days and cars can only be used on alternate days.  With the WHO calling air pollution a major environmental problem it seems that with the right (or perhaps wrong) set of weather conditions any city can

March 16th, 2014|

Electric Car Rental Expanding to US & London

Autolib is an EV car rental system first set up in Paris in 2011.  It now has 45,000 active subscribers making between 9,000 and 13,000 car journeys every day.  The French tycoon behind the business, Vincent Bollore, now has plans to introduce it to London and also to the US city of Indianapolis.  "We'll have Blue Cars

March 14th, 2014|

Electrikhana 2014

Electrikhana is the showcase event for the Australian EV Association WA branch.  It was held last Saturday and featured some great electric cars.  Everyone was invited to drive the various EVs on display that included the Nissan Leaf, the Holden (GM) Volt, Mitsubishi iMiEV together with a range of electric go carts, motorbikes and scooters.

March 11th, 2014|

Electric Supercar 2015

Mate Rimac, is a 24 year old native of Croatia with some serious creativity who intends to produce the Rimac Concept One Supercar in 2015.  The $1 million supercar uses four separate electric motors - one in each wheel to deliver an astounding 1,088 horsepower. So from zero to 100kms in just under 2.8 seconds

March 10th, 2014|

300kms Batteries Coming Soon

Battery technology is enjoying unprecedented research and development globally. The rush is on to get better energy density so that EVs can travel farther and the market for energy storage systems develops faster. Renault's intention is to dominate the EV market and they are looking to 'upgrade' battery packs for existing owners as newer technology

March 6th, 2014|