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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|

Stirrings in Canberra – Troglodytes ICE Rally

There's been a flurry of electric vehicle stories since the environment minister, Josh Frydenberg, dared to talk about the coming EV disruption. The penny may have dropped with Josh but the opponents to anything considered remotely green or connected to climate change were soon on the Murdoch battlements decrying the obvious and preparing their

January 30th, 2018|

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

Australia’s EV Opportunity

Australia has not been marked out as a country that embraces electric vehicles.  VW won't come here as they don't see any enthusiasm for the technology and there are no incentives for zero emission vehicles.  Having said that EV Fast Charge stations are being built around the country - one in Western Australia thanks to

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

Apple iCar?

There's been much speculation over recent weeks that Apple are ramping up to enter the car market.  The best guess scenario to date is that they will produce an electric vehicle around 2020 under the codename 'Project Titan', possibly shaped like a mini-van, that will compete with Tesla & GM and that it will be autonomous.