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Electric Vehicles – A Missed Opportunity for Australia?

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

September 1st, 2016|Tags: |

New Zealand Announces EV Incentives

  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.

May 7th, 2016|Tags: , |

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

Queensland Electric Highway

The Queensland government has called for expressions of interest in building an EV solar powered fast charge highway throughout the state.  Initially this would incorporate an existing petrol service station with fast charge facilties for EVs that would employ solar panels as the energy source.  It would eventually result in a series of solar powered

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

Death by Diesel

We've made a point many times about the toxicity of the current global fleet.  Outdoor air pollution, much of which is caused by vehicle exhaust has led to 3.2 million premature deaths worldwide in 2010, 1.2 million of which were in China.  The densely populated cities of India are not faring a great deal better

Australia Dreaming

Tesla Supercharge Stations 2015 Time to Wake Up ...More and more the advance of EVs and EV infrastructure is gaining ground seemingly everywhere except for sleepy old Australia.  With just a few notable exceptions, for example Tritium with their powertrains and fast chargers, there is limited activity in the local marketplace - EV

Beijing Suffocates

Living in Beijing is now at an unbearable stage with pollution levels soaring since 19th February. PM 2.5 (particulate matter) concentrations that are the most damaging to human health hit levels of 432 yesterday - the World Health Organisation levels are a mere 25 for day long exposure.  No doubt much of this smog is