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Electric car sales increase 21% in Europe

Today 11:00am - A total of 91,300 electric vehicles were sold in Europe in the first six months of this year – a 21 per cent year on year increase.

Why we should aim for a million electric vehicles

Monday - Replacing a million fossil fuel-driven cars with electric vehicles would cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 20 per cent in the crucial 2021-2030 period, officials say.

Helsinki to trial self-driving buses

Monday - Two self-driving buses will carry people during a one month trial on the public roads in Helsinki, Finland.

Airbus develops electric air taxis

18 Aug 16 - The Airbus Group is developing an autonomous flying vehicle platform as a solution for growing surface-transport gridlock in cities.

US issues new rules for truck emissions

18 Aug 16 - The Obama Administration has issued a new rule requiring heavy-duty trucks, such as tractor trailers, buses, and garbage trucks, to be more fuel efficient.

E-CASH: Anybody got a good EV idea?

15 Aug 16 - The Government is offering money for projects to help to switch the nation’s fleet to electric vehicles.

China eyes California-like e-car rules

15 Aug 16 - China will consider mandates that carmakers produce more electric vehicles or purchase carbon credits from their peers, potentially emulating California’s system and transitioning from a subsidy-driven approach to catalyzing cleaner cars.


German firm runs first climate-neutral train

10 Aug 16 - A German company has run the first train in the country with a zero-carbon footprint by using an innovative environmental project in Rwanda to offset emissions.

It just got easier to find a charging station

8 Aug 16 - Power distributor Vector has launched an interactive map to help Auckland motorists to find the nearest electric vehicle charging station.

German e-car discount scheme draws a crowd

8 Aug 16 - Nearly 2000 people in Germany have applied for the government's electric car discount scheme, introduced on July 1, and a third of them are buyers of BMW models.

Climate-friendly flying could cost billions

5 Aug 16 - Sourcing biofuels to replace oil will cost billions, but without radical cuts in air traffic or improvements in technology it may be the only solution to cut airline emissions.

China reveals futuristic straddling bus

5 Aug 16 - China is testing a 2m-high bus which runs on electricity and straddles the cars below, allowing them to pass underneath uninterrupted.

UK charge points set to outnumber petrol stations

5 Aug 16 - Public electric vehicle charge points will outnumber petrol stations in the UK by the end of the decade, marking a potential tipping point in the adoption of zero emission vehicles.

Singapore eyes self-driving taxi service

4 Aug 16 - A Singapore start-up is attempting to develop the world’s first driverless taxis.

Aviation emissions pact may be voluntary at first

3 Aug 16 - A deal to limit carbon emissions from global civil aviation could be voluntary for the first five years instead of mandatory for certain countries under the current proposal.

E-car charging could follow Airbnb model

3 Aug 16 - Individuals are offer their charging stations to the public, to fill gaps in commercial recharging networks.

Vector adds more Auckland e-car chargers

2 Aug 16 - Vector has added two new electric vehicle rapid-chargers to its Auckland network.

Musk sells his solar power company ... to himself

2 Aug 16 - Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company, Tesla Motors, has bought Elon Musk’s solar power company, SolarCity, in an all-stock transaction worth $2.6 billion.

Charging pads let electric car owners cut the cord

2 Aug 16 - Electric-vehicle charging cords could soon go the way of the cassette tape, floppy disk and landline telephone.


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