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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|

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|

Four Major Cities Ban Diesel

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

December 5th, 2016|

Porsche Daimler Mercedes City told to Take the Bus

  The town of Stuttgart in south western Germany has recorded levels of air pollution almost twice the safe maximum and residents have been told to leave the car at home. Levels of PM10 (particulate matter 10 micrometers or less in size) reached 89 micrograms on Monday which is almost double the upper limit 'safe' level

End of Diesel

The diesel scam by VW continues to evolve with the US Environmental Protection Agency expanding its investigation to see whether other manufacturers were cheating the system. The EPA is now looking in to the BMW X3, the Range Rover TDV6, Chrysler's Grand Cherokee Jeep, the Mercedes Benz E250 BlueTec and GM's Chevrolet Colorado.  All the companies

October 13th, 2015|

VW Fraud Lies & Criminality

In a spectacular example of corporate criminality, VW have admitted to gaming the test results of emissions on a range of diesel vehicles.  When initially confronted with the allegation they denied it and stated that the lab tests must have been flawed.  This calculated deception must have been hatched at the highest levels of management

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Do Electric Vehicles cause Cancer?

This topic was raised by a reader on the MEC Facebook page.  Unfortunately the comment was written by someone who became quite abusive when replied to with research that challenged his position. It's a legitimate question as Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) radiation is a real thing.  It was something I was very concerned with myself when I

EV Surge Begins

In a report released on the 24th March 2015, the German based Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemburg (ZSW) stated the global numbers for electric vehicles is close to three quarters of a million vehicles (740,000) with just about half of those (320,000) being purchased in 2014 and that's despite lower global oil prices.  The United