We have all witnessed the calamitous floods and destructive forces hurricanes Harvey and Irma have unleashed on Texas and Florida. Similar and even more devastating flood events have affected over 40 million people in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. At the same time forest fires are raging across the US and Canada. Meanwhile, New
On July 16th this year's Mongol Rally starts at the Goodwood Racing Circuit in Chichester in the UK and finishes in Ulan-Ude in Easter Russia (this is not fake news!). With support from Nissan Retail in the UK, Plug In Adventures will enter the Rally in a slightly modified 30kW Nissan LEAF Acenta - the
John Goodenough is not a household name, yet the majority of households in the developed world make use of his discoveries virtually every day. It was Professor Goodenough who oversaw the major breakthrough in lithium ion battery technology during his time at Oxford University where he brewed the secret sauce for modern lithium batteries back in the late seventies
It's on again! Electrikhana is being staged at the RAC driving centre, 16 Grogan Road Perth Airport. It runs from 9am - 4pm on 11th March. This event is staged annually by the Perth branch of the Australian EV Association and is drawing bigger crowds every year. Its success can be partly attributed to the ability
An opinion blog by MEC as our contribution to the 2017 Engage Global Social Media Competition: Technology for a Sustainable Future. We often hear climate deniers and those opposed to renewable energy state "the wind doesn't blow all the time and the sun doesn't shine at night" as a kind of dismissive mantra on clean energy
Dieselgate, the scandal that exploded the myth of clean diesel, was the final nail in the coffin for this highly toxic carcinogen. Dead but not yet buried the writing has been on the wall for some time that diesel is 'fuel non grata' in many cities of the world with Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and
The case for electric cars may seem clear to many of us, even while the authorities and sworn petrol-heads refuse to see sense. The truth is that we rely on a handful of visionary industrialists and politicians to invest in infrastructure, publicity and incentives while we try to enjoy the benefits and spread the word
The Slow Shuffle toward Electric Cars The emergence of electric cars as a viable alternative to fossil fuel based vehicles is an exciting and most needed environmental intervention in Australian society today. Unfortunately, despite the obvious benefit this new mode of transport offers to proactive climate change initiatives, it has taken a while for the
On May 7th the first US fatality was recorded with a Tesla Model S with autopilot engaged. The accident occurred when a truck made a left turn in front of the vehicle. The Model S struck the bottom of the tray which sheared off the roof with the car continuing some distance beyond the accident spot.
We've just had an election based budget in Australia and not a mention of climate change. Our head in the sand government hasn't a clue or is simply bought and paid for by the fossil fuel industry. Amazing how a few brown paper bags stuffed full of "political bribes donations" can corrupt a democracy.