A switch to electric transport is one of New Zealand's key climate strategies. It will increase demand on the national grid, but might also help increase renewable electricity generation.
Fare free public transport exists in at least 98 cities and towns around the world.
There's still a long road ahead in the electric car revolution. But Australia can learn from New Zealand's policies to boost electric car sales.
Plans to reduce emissions quickly are seductive but can stall. Climate initiatives should end dependence on fossil energy and pursue a path towards a more just and equitable society.
Households generate a large share of national greenhouse gas emissions and can take steps to reduce them.
There's no question Tesla's Cybertruck will face stiff competition in the electric pickup truck market. Here's why it has the edge.
Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel.
Democratic candidates are keen to burnish their climate credentials by calling for grand electric vehicle plans. But there are both economic and political reasons for going slowly.
Elon Musk's latest venture has been met with confusion and ridicule. But drawing inspiration from science fiction for new technology should go beyond simplistic futurist fantasies.
Electric cars gets lots of attention, but in the developing world, electric two-wheelers have the potential to spread quickly – if batteries continue to improve on performance and cost.
Electrifying transport needs bigger changes than another high-end electric car.
In New Zealand, where more than 80% of electricity is renewable, the carbon footprint of electric cars is 62% lower than that of fossil cars. But their lithium battery has other environmental impacts.
Surprise findings have revealed that Australia's cars are getting less fuel efficient. This is bad news for the hip-pockets of motorists - and for the climate.
Climate journalism can play an important role in painting the picture of a post-carbon economy. It should start by encouraging collective action and a sense of empowerment for everyday people.
We can't decarbonise the whole transport sector with just batteries - sustainable fuels are essential.
Despite the overwhelming evidence that electric vehicle technology can deliver huge benefits, misinformation continues to muddy debate. Let's look at the facts.
New Zealand has proposed new fuel standards, along with a consumer rebates for cleaner cars – paid for by higher costs for high-polluting cars – to cut its rising transport emissions.
Electric cars are hot, yet their global market penetration remains less than 0.5% of all vehicles. Research points the way to key questions to ask when building new markets.
Academic experts on how the humble car could evolve to become an unlikely hero in the global fight against climate change.
Electricity consumption will grow as more people switch to electric cars – but this could drive up emissions, unless power is sourced from renewables.