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A used electric vehicle can be yours for well under A$20,000. But supply is limited and, like with any major purchase, there are potential pitfalls.
New Zealand voters are divided on climate policy along party lines, with the majority on one side of the political spectrum calling for urgent action while at the other end most recommend caution.
More people are reaching for an electric car.
Coronavirus has changed the way we travel.
It seems likely we are going to need radical reductions in future ownership of private vehicles as we transition to cleaner transport.
In the near future, we may see electric cars supplying power to smart grids or communities with their own independent microgrids.
Grid-scale batteries could be at least double the cost of those in electric vehicles.
Electric vehicles are still relatively expensive but a trial to help them power the national grid in times of need could see owners being paid. That could make them a lot more attractive.
You can reduce your fuel consumption by 15-20% with improved driving habits alone – reducing emissions and saving money at the same time.
Hydrogen may bomb.
Everyone loves the idea of H2 cars, but they come with a huge disadvantage.
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We calculated what would happen if petrol cars were replaced overnight with Teslas and Nissan Leafs.
Volkswagen's new integration of online and offline sales offers insight into the future of the showroom experience.
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.
UK efforts to decarbonise transport are due to hit a roadblock.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has called for fewer cars and better public transport.
An early electric Tesla Roadster from 2010.
If the UK government is serious about facilitating a technology shift, it must provide serious long-term policies to improve cost and range.
Volkswagen started production on its electric ID.3 cars in November 2019.
After 'Dieselgate', Volkswagen appears keen to rescue its public image. Now it's looking to hire its own 'Greta Thunberg'.
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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.
The future of British motoring?
It may seem a long way away, but a 2035 ban requires investment and major changes right now.
Changing incandescent light bulbs (right) to LEDs (left) is an example of eco-efficiency, but it can also have unintended consequences.
Often presented as one of the best ways to save energy, eco-efficiency often proves to be less effective than one might think.
The car we choose and the energy system we support are linked.
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.