The highly valuable element has been found on the Cornish coast.
New lithium stores in Cornwall could give the UK a valuable domestic supply of the expensive commodity.
The 155mph BMW i8 HYBRID might be beyond most of us, but it shows how far the electric drive sector has come.
Falling costs and better infrastructure are making the transition easier for drivers.
Plan to develop long-lasting supercapacitors would provide a faster, safer alternative to lithium batteries.
While action on air pollution is welcome, there may be better ways to cut car emissions.
The Norwegian capital shows other cities how it's done, by setting out a tailor-made plan to reduce emissions to zero by 2030.
Alternative technologies are already leaving Tesla's batteries in the slow lane.
Elon Musk hasn't made a cheap electric car, but one that's attractive enough to create a mass market.
Lithium-air batteries demonstrate 90% efficiency in the lab, enough for commercial use. Perhaps the battery breakthrough we've been waiting for is here.
Looks like a Jag, emits like a Prius.
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Bond's nemeses usually want to destroy the planet but this one might help save it.
Back to the future?
Tesla's sports SUV may be for the wealthy elite, but it will start in motion a process that will see electric vehicles reach the masses.
How electric cars are becoming popular – not just among environmentalists but old-school petrol heads too.
But can you make an EV at half the price of that one?
Elon Musk of Tesla Motors wants to build an affordable, mass-market electric car. What can Tesla learn from another auto innovator – Henry Ford?
Townsville’s roads (pictured) may have their busy periods but is it the best place to start a solar charged ‘electric super highway’?
If you want to kick-start the "electric superhighway" in Queensland then it makes sense to start in a populated area with the busiest traffic.
A Nissan Leaf getting charged up.
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There are plenty of challenges to address before the electric car becomes a practical alternative to the petrol powered cars in Ausrralia.
The Tesla Model S - mean, and green?
The Tesla Model S is only as green as its electricity source - which is not very in brown-coal powered Victoria.
Both electric cars and renewable energy stand to gain significantly from cheaper storage.
Battery prices are falling faster than anyone expected: that's good news for solar power and electric cars.
Switching to alternative energy sources, such as renewables, and using more electric cars could double Australia’s energy productivity.
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A new report shows Australia can and should double its energy productivity, increasing economic productivity while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Could CarPlay be the precursor to an Apple Car?
It has been a week and the Apple Car rumor hasn’t been denied by Apple. (Here’s the background in case you have been living under a rock). So what are we to make of all this? Much of what has been talked…
Not coming to a motorway near you.
It sounds like something from the pages of books from the 1960s looking to the future: electric cars powered by current drawn from electrified rails beneath the road. However possible such ideas seemed…
Tesla’s direct-to-consumer showroom model has been the subject of legal challenge in the US.
Electric vehicle maker Tesla will soon deliver its cars to Australian roads. This promises to change both the type of cars we drive and potentially the way we buy them. Tesla remains a relative oddity…