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“Turning point:” Fleets of BYD electric vans to hit Australian roads by September

TrueGreen Mobility says BYD T3 all-electric vans will go on sale next month for as little as $A35,000 with the backing of Trevor St Baker and Evie Networks. — Read on thedriven.io/2021/05/31/turning-point-fleets-of-byd-electric-vans-to-hit-australian-roads-by-september/ C’mon Aussie c’mon, surely this must be it, … Continue reading

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Nexport takes order for 3,000 electric vehicles for ride sharing in Australia

Nexport, which launched a “direct-to-consumer” deal with China EV maker BYD, has made the biggest EV order to date in Australia. — Read on thedriven.io/2021/05/17/nexport-makes-order-for-3000-electric-vehicles-for-ride-sharing-in-australia/ How much more will it take for our PM to be embarrassed enough to get … Continue reading

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A brand new EV for $18,000? Here’s how..

2015 Mitsubishi Minicab MiEV all-electric microvan has been imported from Japan and proves ideal budget EV motoring for its off-grid owner — Read on evcentral.com.au/a-brand-new-ev-for-18000-heres-how/ Sooner rather than later…

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Battery swapping could “turbocharge” EV transition, BNEF

There are now over 550 battery swapping stations in China, led by NIO and BAIC, two of the leaders in battery swapping technology. — Read on thedriven.io/2021/03/19/battery-swapping-could-turbocharge-ev-transition-bnef/ Wonders with Government leadership in vanguard, big contrast with Canberra followership lagging rearguard.

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Electrified sales overtake diesel in Europe – EV Central

Electrified cars overtake diesels in European market for first time ever. EVs, plug-in and plain hybrid sales up 139 percent year-to-date. — Read on evcentral.com.au/electrified-sales-overtake-diesel-in-europe/ say no more, nudge, wink

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 teased – with huge 5min charging promise – EV Central

Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 has begun to take shape, with offical teaser images of the first vehicle to appear under its new dedicated EV sub-brand. — Read on evcentral.com.au/hyundai-ioniq-5-teased-along-with-huge-5-min-charging-promise/

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China’s electric car strategy’s implications for U.S. energy security

By 2030, McKinsey estimates more than a third to almost half of vehicles sold in China and Europe will be battery-powered and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The anticipated market share for the U.S. is far lower at roughly 17% to … Continue reading

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Power tool: How Nissan Leaf e+ played vital role in Japan’s disaster recovery

Japan efforts to recover from natural disaster helped by the two-way battery that powers the Nissan Leaf electric car. — Read on thedriven.io/2020/12/18/power-tool-how-nissan-leaf-e-played-vital-role-in-japans-disaster-recovery/ How about keeping power tools, even medical devices indoors, operational when disaster with loss of grid power

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U of T researchers model the health benefits of electric cars, find ‘large improvement in air quality’

Electric vehicles are often touted as a means of mitigating climate change, but a new University of Toronto model suggests that their public health benefits may be just as significant. — Read on http://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-researchers-model-health-benefits-electric-cars-find-large-improvement-air-quality Benefit health budget $10,000 per year … Continue reading

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Driving a rental electric vehicle in New Zealand: Another way is possible

It was a VW eGolf (VW won’t export to Australia because we haven’t any emission standards) with one of the smallest batteries on the new EV market, having only an 80% range of about 180k (full range about 230k). — … Continue reading

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