Nissan-Renault hopes to lead in connected vehicles, electric cars and self-driving vehicles, which are increasingly becoming vital automotive technologies. Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan Alliance senior vice president, told reporters yesterday at Nissan’s Yokohama headquarters that the Read More
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The first Asia Pacific grid level Tesla Powerpack battery storage to be integrated into a public electricity network has been officially opened. Minister of energy Simon Bridges presided at the event at Vector’s Glen Innes Read More
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Improved energy efficiency is helping New Zealand cut thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions and save millions of dollar yearly.
Links between energy efficiency and carbon mitigation are demonstrated by several programmes run by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). Recent results were published yesterday in its annual report for 2015/16.
In the transport sector the report shows that EECA designed and commenced a contestable fund to encourage and support innovative low emission vehicle projects as part of government’s package to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) by New Zealanders. Continue reading “Energy efficiency proves role in low-emissions economy ” »
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Z Energy’s house view is that the global mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is inevitable.
This poses a future disruptive threat to the use of fossil fuels in transportation.
The company underscores though that the timing is difficult to predict given uncertainties associated with technological breakthroughs and the scope of regulatory intervention. Continue reading “Mass adoption of EVs inevitable: Z Energy” »
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There are more electric vehicle charging points in Japan than petrol stations, according to Nissan.
The Japanese carmaker reports that the number of charging points in the country has surged past 40,000 compared to fewer than 35,000 petrol stations. The number includes points in private homes as well as the nearly 3,000 publicly available rapid charge points.
The news from Japan represents a significant milestone reports Joe Myers in a World Economic Forum. He writes that with the growth of the sharing economy and the rise of sites like PlugShare.com, owners of private charging points will be able to make them available to multiple users. Continue reading “Japan boasts more EV charging points than petrol stations” »
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Electricity generated from renewables exceeded 80% for the fifth consecutive quarter – further pushing the case for EV vehicles.
New Zealand’s share of electricity generated from renewables grew to 83.4% in the June quarter 2016, the latest energy data released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) shows.
James Hogan, MBIE’s manager of energy and building trends, says the proportion of electricity generated from renewables is up 1.6% from the same quarter last year. Continue reading “Electricity from renewables hits 83.4%” »
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Tesla has today revealed that all Tesla vehicles produced in house – including Model 3 – will have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver.
“Full autonomy will enable a Tesla to be substantially safer than a human driver, lower the financial cost of transportation for those who own a car, and provide low-cost on-demand mobility for those who do not,” says a statement by Tesla.
The way it will be safer, according to Tesla, is that “eight surround cameras now provide 360 degree visibility around the car at up to 250m of range”. Also, 12 updated ultrasonic sensors will complement this vision, allowing for detection of both hard and soft objects at nearly twice the distance of the prior system. Continue reading “Tesla unveils full self-driving hardware” »
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Berlin has officially asked electric automaker Tesla to stop advertising its cars as ‘autopilot’.
This follows authorities warning Tesla owners that the feature is merely there for assistance and assuredly not as a full self-drive feature.
A transport ministry spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters that a Sunday report in Bild am Sonntag newspaper said a written request had been lodged with Tesla on Friday. Continue reading “Tesla officially asked to remove ‘autopilot’ in ads” »
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Germany’s federal council, known as the Bundesrat, has passed a resolution that calls to ban the sales of new cars with internal combustion engines by 2030.
The resolution is not yet made into law, but Germany is already calling for the rest of the European Union to think about doing the same, with the Bundesrat pushing for the European Commission to pass orders to assure that only zero-emissions passenger cars will be receiving approval by 2030 at the latest, reports TechTimes.
The Bundesrat is a legislative body representing Germany’s 16 states. The resolution that was passed will require approval from the European Union, but it should be noted that regulations coming from Germany have traditionally shaped those of the rest of the European Union, which means that the push for zero-emission cars could very well spread across the rest of the member nations. Continue reading “No German non-EVs within 14 years?” »
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Drivers of petrol and diesel cars should cede to cleaner electric cars, says British government
Pure-electric vehicles in the UK could soon be given priority at traffic lights and be able to use lanes normally reserved for buses and taxis under new laws designed to incentivise the use of zero-emission cars and vans.
Giving EVs right of way is among a raft of proposals to promote the take up of more environmentally friendly vehicles after the British cities Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton were told by the Department for the Environment that they must all introduce clean air zones by 2020 to tackle dangerous levels of air pollution. Continue reading “UK to give EVs right of way” »
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