electric cars

Driving The Future: Hands On With UNSW's Sunswift Solar Car

Students from UNSW have, for a couple of decades, been developing and refining an extremely specialised solar-powered racing car, made to compete in the long-distance World Solar Challenge. Sunswift’s eVe solar car is the fifth incarnation of the solar racer to come out of the UNSW skunkworks since 1996 and, a year ahead of the 2015 Challenge, the team has their sights set on breaking a completely different record.


This Electric Mazda MX-5 Is A 9-Second Drag Car

Some people would call this Mazda MX-5 conversion blasphemy. Turning the perfect roadster into a tubbed dragster with massive Hoosier radials. Ripping the light, rev-happy four-cylinder out of the front and replacing it with a massive lithium-ion battery pack. Hooking up two forklift electric motors. And then running 9-second passes all day long.


Tesla Is Giving Away Its Supercharger Technology To Competitors

After dropping a few hints about potentially sharing some of its electric vehicle patents, Tesla Motors is doing exactly that. The company is looking to open up the designs for its Supercharger fast-charging technology with potential competitors — something that might eventually mean it actually sells less cars.


Tesla Model S Officially On Sale In Australia, Here's The Price

It has happened. The Model S, Tesla Motors’ four-door luxury electric sedan, is finally on sale in Australia. It’s been a long time coming — the Model S was released in the US in June 2012, and has made its way to other countries in the two years since. The redesigned right-hand drive car already has plenty of Aussie buyers lining up, but if you were holding off your order waiting for a price to be confirmed, here it is.


Tesla Motors Tech Boss: 'I Might Love Batteries More Than Cars'

Even if its electric cars turn out to be a complete flop, Tesla Motors has an ace up its sleeve: the skills and tech and expertise to corner the world’s high-tech battery market. Tesla’s technology boss knows that, and it turns out he didn’t get into the game just to make cool new vehicles — he wants to change the entire energy landscape.


A Top Gear Presenter Is Buying An Electric BMW

A Ferrari-owning presenter from the world’s most famous car show is buying an electric car. To be fair, it’s just the one you’d expect: James May, who famously also owns a little Fiat Panda, is buying one of BMW’s environmentally friendly, planet-saving recycled i3 runabouts.


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Australian Review

Electric vehicles are slowly infiltrating Australia. We’re still a while away from that all-electric world of the future, but hybrid vehicles have come a long way since the Prius’ 2002 debut. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV turns an important corner on that road to tomorrow; if you take a little care, you can drive it without spending a cent on petrol.


Here's The Difference Between Tesla Model S Variants

With the Tesla Model S coming to Australia extremely soon, and with pricing leaked, and a national Supercharger network confirmed, buying one is a pretty tempting proposition.


A New Battery Tech Could Revolutionise Electric Cars

A Japanese company has pioneered a low-cost, recyclable, high-performance battery technology that could see electric vehicles charging just as fast as a petrol car filling its fuel tank. Power Japan Plus’ Ryden dual-carbon cells are starting production in a few months, and could appear in electric cars within a couple of years.


Here's What The Tesla Model S Will Cost In Australia

The Model S from Tesla Motors is coming to Australia, and we now know the all-important price ahead of its official release date.


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