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Road taxes will pay for trains under Green government

Wednesday - A Green government would fund rail from taxes, with an aim of getting half of the country’s total freight off roads by 2027.

Hyundai plans 250-mile EV for 2020

Wednesday - Carmaker Hyundai is designing an electric vehicle with a 250-mile range for 2020.

Punish the dirty drivers, urges e-car advocate

24 May 16 - The Government should fine people buying fossil fuel-burning vehicles and give the money to people who buy clean electric vehicles, says Waikato University’s professor of law.

Global EV sales will increase fivefold within five years

24 May 16 - Global electric vehicle revenue will likely reach $58 billion in 2021, representing a fivefold increase from 2015.

Supersized ship, supersized pollution problem

23 May 16 - As Harmony of the Seas sets sail from Southampton docks today she will leave behind a trail of pollution – a toxic problem that is growing as the cruise industry and its ships get ever bigger.

Colorado e-car fans to get $5000 incentive

19 May 16 - Colorado people looking to buy electric vehicles in the state will soon have access to a $5000 incentive.

Rich and poor divided over aviation emissions deal

18 May 16 - Details of a global carbon offsetting scheme for planes are up in the air after an inconclusive meeting in Montreal last week.


UN seen as likely choice for airline pollution cuts

13 May 16 - A carbon market run by the United Nations is emerging as the most probable supplier of the emissions credits necessary to curb greenhouse gas pollution from the world's airline industry, according to...

China and US set for airline emissions clash

12 May 16 - China and the US are set for a fight over the split of responsibilities for cutting airline emissions at a UN meet starting today.

Japan has more charge points than petrol stations

11 May 16 - Japan has more electric car charging stops than petrol stations, according to a recent survey by Nissan.

GM and Lyft to test self-driving electric taxis

9 May 16 - General Motors and Lyft within a year will begin testing a fleet of self-driving electric taxis on public roads, a move central to the companies’ joint efforts to challenge Silicon Valley giants in...

Long road ahead for EVs, says energy expert

Ralph Sims

6 May 16 - The Government’s plan to get 64,000 electric cars on the road by 2021 will cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions by just 0.01 per cent.

We've made owning e-cars easier, claims minister

Simon Bridges

6 May 16 - Transport Minister Simon Bridges says his electric-vehicle policy will remove barriers that have prevented businesses and households switching to electric vehicles.

E-CARS: Tracey's got one, so has Jenny; Julie Anne doesn't bother with a car at all

6 May 16 - Politicians are fond of talking up electric vehicles, but not many of them are putting their money where their mouths are.

Courier giant ushers in aviation biofuels drive

5 May 16 - The world’s largest express transportation company, FedEx, is pioneering the use of sustainable aviation fuels through a new partnership which will see millions of gallons of biofuel produced from...

At last, Government to reveal plan for electric cars

Simon Bridges

4 May 16 - The Government will unveil its electric vehicle policy tomorrow.

... and this is what the country expects to see

4 May 16 - Higher carbon prices and clear government policy are two of the measures needed to get New Zealanders to switch to electric cars, the Royal Society says.

Ontario acts to allay car fears over climate plan

3 May 16 - The Ontario government has moved to reassure the auto sector that it considers the industry crucial to the province’s economy amid a controversy stirred up by a draft action plan on climate change...

VW and Shell try to block Europe's drive for electric cars

VW developmental electric car The Bug

2 May 16 - VW and Shell have united to try to block Europe’s push for electric cars and more efficient cars, saying biofuels should be at heart of efforts to green the industry instead.


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