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GoGet's Massive New Car-Sharing 'SuperPod' Opens At Sydney's Central Park

Anyone living in or around the Sydney CBD is probably already used to surviving without a car. With nowhere to park, exhorbitant fuel and registration costs, and constant bills for upkeep, it hardly makes sense to maintain a car unless you’re driving every day. Car-sharing service GoGet has a solution for infrequent trips, though; a full 44 car-sharing spots just next door to Central station.


Despite Poor Sales, Honda Will Keep Selling Hybrids In Australia

Honda sold less than 500 hybrid cars in Australia last year, and two of the strongest sellers from that mediocre number are being discontinued soon. Despite that bleak outlook, the Japanese manufacturer remains buoyant about the possibility of hybrid technology, although its local boss says more efficient petrol and diesel cars are taking centre stage for the time being.


Australia On The Verge Of An Electric Vehicle Revolution

In Australia, our beautiful wide brown land means that we love our big cars. Holden’s Commodore and Ford’s Falcon dominated the top of new vehicle sales lists for decades; even in recent years, and even in light of both brands shutting down, they’re strong sellers. All of the five most popular cars in Australia are petrol-powered, but that looks set to change; you’ll just have to give it a few years first.


In Defence Of Insanely Expensive Pencils

Writing instruments contain a weird, almost alchemical power. To anyone who hasn’t experienced it, this will sound like a crazy idea — but for some of us, pencils are almost like magic wands, containing powers that can either help or hinder your process.


The Tesla Model S Is Being Tested And Rubber-Stamped In Australia Right Now

The countdown to the Tesla Model S being released in Australia is excruciating. It’s not far off, though — we’ve had it confirmed by a few sources that a single Model S is in Australia at the moment, and it’s undergoing official certification for local sales.


Mark Webber's Le Mans Porsche 919 Hybrid Sounds Amazing

Porsche is back in Le Mans competition this year, and it has a brand new car to compete with. The 919 Hybrid combines a highly turbocharged two-litre four-cylinder with energy recovery and a battery-based electric electric motor driving the racer’s front wheels under acceleration. The entire super-compact, super-light prototype chassis should be a proper competitor for Audi’s barnstorming turbodiesel R18 e-Tron, and no matter how it performs, it sounds amazing.


This 'Canoe Car' Wants To Revolutionise Your Urban Commute

Fewer commuters are getting to work by car these days, especially in densely populated cities. But riding the bus or a bike isn’t for everybody, and for those commuters that want the conveniences of a car without the hefty fuel fees, there’s the canoe-inspired hybrid electric tricycle.


Watch The McLaren P1's Hypnotising Wind Tunnel Tests

One of the most crucial factors in making a fast car is considering how much down-force the car has. Down-force describes the way air interacts with the aerodynamic design of the car to keep it onto the road. That way, the tyres are always firmly planted to deliver you the best possible acceleration and handling. The McLaren P1 is one such car for which downforce is crucial, but how does it all work? Take a look at how air sculpts these insane hypercars.


Boeing's Concept SUGAR Plane Plugs In Like A Prius

In November of 2011, American commercial airlines consumed 1.83 million litres of fuel — every day — and paid a total of $US49.8 billion that month to do so. And with increasingly tight operating budgets, fuel efficiency has quickly become a primary concern for the airlines. Boeing thinks one possible solution is its new plug-in hybrid jet concept that burns 70 per cent less gas per flight with the help of local power grid.


The Next Wave: Convertible, Touchscreen Ultrabooks And Tablets

Over the next few weeks, you’re going to hear a lot of noise about hybrid laptop/tablets and touchscreen ultrabooks running Windows 8. So what will your next portable computer be? Let’s take a look at what’s coming soon from big brands like Sony, Samsung, Asus, Acer, Toshiba, Dell, HP and Lenovo…


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