When it comes to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from transport, the future is already here on small islands.
The year 2030 may not seem far away, but a decade is a long time in technological terms. Widespread automation, electrification, and connectivity are set to revolutionise the car of the future.
Chinese electric vehicle sales already amount to more than half of the world's total – and car makers and battery manufacturers are working hard to grow even faster.
Vehicles in Canada are big, heavy and guzzle a lot of gasoline.
Electric motors are used in everything from utes to mining trucks – because they pack plenty of oomph.
Putting driverless cars on the road safely is hard enough. Doing it in the air is much more difficult.
Concerns about the strain electric cars can put on the electricity grid are not unfounded, but there are some relatively simple fixes available.
The transport sector is the fastest growing contributor of greenhouse gases. Electric vehicles are a cost-effective solution.
Labor's ambitious plans to reduce transport emissions will be dead in the water without regulatory CO2 emission standards and real financial and non-financial incentives for buyers.
Researchers have found a way to evaluate how energy-efficient electric vehicles are, and compare the sizes and costs of batteries for different models.
At the moment, fuel taxes pay for most of the maintenance of US roads, bridges and highways. What happens when the majority of cars no longer run on gasoline?
Wireless charging is conceptually easy but technically difficult. Devices that can adjust themselves to optimize charging are on the way.
To cut emissions within the 12 years or so we have left to avoid disastrous global warming, we will need to change our old transport habits, using a combination of strategies to achieve this.
The announcement of a new fast-charging network to link the major east coast cities will do much to encourage motorists to buy electric cars. But the power utilities need to get on board too.
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Warnings that a tide of electric vehicles will cut Australia's tax income put the cart well before the (low-emissions) horse.
Elon Musk 's Tesla has serious production problems.
Sweden's smart road allows electric cars to charge in motion. But alternative technologies might be a better option.
Electric cars might be a quick fix to clean up transport, but the problems with cars go beyond just emissions.