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For our own security it’s time to ditch oil dependency

It's been obvious for a long time that our position in Australia is rather precarious when it comes to our reliance on oil.  The drone attacks on the Saudi oil fields brought this point into sharp focus over the past few days. We rely on foreign liquid fuel imports for 85% of our

September 19th, 2019|

7 Benefits of Switching to Electric Cars

Guest Post by Sofia Lockhart                       Buying a new car is always a significant investment, often involving plenty of research and testing beforehand, and buyers will likely give new, upcoming electric models a similar treatment. Electric cars are still a very recent addition to our

August 25th, 2019|

Meet the Joylong E6 Electric Minibus

The Joylong E6 The Joylong E6 is an electric minibus that can carry up to 17 passengers. It has a city range of around 270kms and highway range of around 210kms with full loads. We had seen the prototype of this vehicle over a year ago and now Perth based Global Automotive Distributors has

August 21st, 2019|

EV Policy Vacuum continues in Australia

Where to now for EVs in Australia Successive governments have been totally unaware or turned a blind eye to the biggest disruption of the automotive industry since the advent of ‘horseless carriages’ in the eighteen hundreds. Back then the rolling out of automotive transport came at a point in time when horse manure was

May 19th, 2019|

Energy system of the future – Orkney Scotland

Orkney is an archipelago that lies off the northeastern coast of Scotland. It comprises 70 islands, 17 of which are inhabited. It is steeped in history with a Viking presence dating back to the 8th century. Some of the Norse legends and customs are still enacted during various festivals throughout the year. These islands

April 17th, 2019|

Self Replicating Carbon Capture & Storage Device Revealed

Breaking news! Today we learned of a self replicating, carbon capture and storage device. It can be fully recycled and has secondary uses in the building, horticultural and farming sectors. It is claimed to increase crop yields when strategically positioned.  Some parts of the device are edible and can be safely consumed by humans. This

April 16th, 2019|

The End of the Internal Combustion Engine

Even the name conjures images of the industrial revolution - the internal combustion engine. At its inception it was a marvel of moving parts and complicated interactions delicately balanced yet prone to failure if not constantly attended to, dazzling us with raw power that hid its dirty secrets. But no matter how many flavours were

October 26th, 2018|Tags: , , |

2018 Nissan LEAF unveiled in Australia

It's been no secret the 2018 Nissan LEAF was destined for Australia and now it's officially here. Last week MEC and many in the motoring and tech industries were invited to the unveiling of the vehicle in Sydney. As complete disclosure Nissan paid our return airfares and overnight accommodation. The event was held at

October 8th, 2018|Tags: , |

Phone Recycling and the EV industry

We normally don't take guest posts as the majority are straight advertorials. However we've made an exception with this post from Plunc as it is relevant to the transition to a sustainable world.  Plunc, is one of Europe's most trusted online recyclers for high end electronic items. The Rise of Phone Recycling and How It Could

September 25th, 2018|

Zoe meets a Salt Lake – Trees and EVs

The Renault Zoe is a top seller in Europe and arrived in Australia towards the end of 2017. It was the first new model to get here since the BMW i3 landed back in 2014. It's a long break between drinks in this part of the EV world with a small but determined set of

July 21st, 2018|Tags: |