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Tesla kills the duck with big batteries(instead of gas peakers)

Are gas peaking plants really needed to top up supply when solar or wind or both occasionally dip below demand? Previously, fossil fuel brigade always wanted gas peaker plants close to demand locations but suffered the wrath of NIMBYS every … Continue reading

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Should Turnbull follow French lead and invite Tesla to build EVs in Australia?

The French government this week got caught up in the excitement around the release of the Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle, and the massive numbers of orders it received(first week 325,000!), and invited Tesla founder Elon Musk to establish a manufacturing … Continue reading

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Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk just killed the petrol car

“Adios gas-powered cars.” That was the reaction of Barclays analyst Brian Johnston over the weekend to news that Tesla Motors had received orders for nearly 200,000 of its Model 3 electric vehicle in less than two days. By nightfall on Saturday, that order tally … Continue reading

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Electric vehicle numbers hit 1.3M as costs predicted to beat petrol cars

Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg, published report on Friday, shows number of electrically powered cars increased worldwide by almost 750,000 to around 1.3 million over the 12 month period…BNEF study’s calculations on total cost of ownership show … Continue reading

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Australia’s First Tesla Powerwall Installed, Trial To Examine Impact Of Solar Begins

Queensland Government-owned power company Energex has started a trial of Tesla’s Powerwall energy storage battery, commencing with installation of the first system in the country. Trial will go for the next year, in which time the government will look at … Continue reading

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Tesla EV races GM Holden V8 Supercar(s)

It’s on — a drag race of epic proportions, world’s fastest four-door sedan, Tesla Model S P85D, against Australia’s fastest four-door sedans, Supercheap Auto Racing Holden Commodore V8 Supercar and Walkinshaw Performance W507 HSV GTS. Tesla Model S P85D rockets from 0-100km/h in just … Continue reading

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LA Police Department could soon use Tesla pursuit vehicles

How about this for a fact much stranger than fiction? >more> RenewEconomy

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Australia gets Tesla’s Powerwall Battery later this Year

How exciting is this? As our utilities put the hard word on supposed Regulators, to act on their interest rather than ours, here’s the way that Mr Turnbull’s advocated “disruptive technology” will make a big difference. So how about PowerWall … Continue reading

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Electric Vehicles news updates, provided by BZE

Quite a lot of interesting EV stuff (including autonomous element) in news at the moment. With mobile technologies, EVs and autonomous cars plus traffic pressure, our whole transport model is very obviously going to change although it’s obviously not obvious … Continue reading

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This new Tesla battery will power your home, and maybe the electric grid too

….spread of cheap solar panels means it’s never been easier to generate some of your own energy. Storing renewables efficiently has been a big bottleneck for consumers and for utilities alike, but if Tesla’s stationary battery takes off, it could … Continue reading

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