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Wellington again plugs electric buses

Friday - Wellington will get more electric buses as part of a drive to slash emissions.

Aucklanders take to public transport

Friday - Auckland’s public transport system is finally as popular as it was in the 1950s – albeit with five times the population.

Tesla creeps closer to 640-mile mark

Friday - Tesla has announced an increased range as a step toward bringing electric vehicles — and their contribution to combating climate change — into the mainstream.

Funds back 110 more EV-charging stations

Wednesday - Money towards another 110 electric-vehicle-charging stations has been announced this morning, bringing the number of Government-funded stations to more than 1000.

Auckland's CityLink buses going electric

Wednesday - Buses in downtown Auckland are going electric.

There's more to it than just trucks, says Volvo

Tuesday - Shifting the heavy transport sector from diesel to electricity will take more than just the availability of trucks, says Swedish auto maker Volvo.

Green transport set to rule cities by 2030

13 Feb 20 - From public transport to cycling, sustainable transport is on course to overtake driving in the world’s biggest cities within a decade, according to a new study.


We hate flight shame – but not enough to quit flying

7 Feb 20 - Despite flying being the single-fastest way to grow individual carbon footprints, people still want to fly. Passenger numbers even grew by 3.3 per cent globally last year alone.

Electric vehicle sales triple in Australia

7 Feb 20 - Electric vehicle sales in Australia more than tripled last year but were still far lower than in a majority of developed countries, industry data shows.

Rome airport pioneers eco-friendly tarmac

5 Feb 20 - Rome’s Fiumicino airport is testing a pioneering tarmac developed by an Italian company, made of a material that has twice the lifespan of traditional asphalt and is better for the environment.

GO ELECTRIC: The secret's in the sums

Professor Robert McLauchlan

4 Feb 20 - Do the maths, says Massey University applied mathematician Professor Robert McLauchlan, it really does make sense to get rid of your fossil-fueled car.

Buyers must be helped into EVs, says report

29 Jan 20 - The price of electric vehicles must be subsidised if New Zealand is to meet its commitment to the Paris Agreement, a new report says.

Hybrids surge on to greenest cars list

29 Jan 20 - After several years of all-electric cars dominating the annual list of greenest vehicles, 2020 brings a surprise – a resurgence of the hybrid.

Only 3min flight, but Canada claims first for electric plane

12 Dec 19 - A plane billed as the first commercial aircraft running entirely on electricity has taken to the skies in Canada.

NZ will sign new ship emissions pact

5 Dec 19 - New Zealand will sign up to new international maritime regulations to reduce ship emissions and lift air quality around ports and harbours.

Coffee, tea, or a bite of me?

5 Dec 19 - Air New Zealand has begun trialling edible coffee cups with customers in the air and on the ground.

Toyota tests the water on hydrogen vehicles

27 Nov 19 - Toyota New Zealand says it is testing the New Zealand market for hydrogen vehicles as part of a drive to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

You can care about the climate and still drive an SUV ... I do

26 Nov 19 - According to a recent report, SUVs are the second-biggest cause of the rise in global carbon dioxide emissions during the past decade.

Can carbon offsets tackle airlines’ emissions problem?

21 Nov 19 - Not everyone is convinced that climate sins can be absolved through projects based on simple carbon accounting.


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