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It weighs 200kg, it endures temperatures up to 140 degrees, and it's been on a four-year stint that amounts to the same distance as going around the earth and then some. Not my luggage, despite what you might assume, but the absolute unit at the back of the first generation of Formula E race cars. Slapping the roof of this bad boy would earn you a disapproving look from the engineers but you can fit 54,500km of racing without a single failure inside it.

A "Virtual Power Plant" in South Australia has goals to not only increase the reliability of the state's energy network, but to also deliver energy bill savings of up to 30 per cent for thousands of low income households.

The first 100 Housing SA homes have just had solar panels and Tesla Powerwall batteries installed as part of the Tesla Virtual Power Plant project.

Incoming South Australian Premier Steven Marshall has today revealed that the Liberal government will not continue with Jay Weatherill's plan to install batteries in thousands of low-income households. The new government's plan will instead focus on means-tested subsidies for battery systems, and on the grid scale a focus on interconnectivity with NSW.

Following news that the US Department of Justice has allegedly opened an investigation into Apple's practice of throttling iPhones with ageing batteries, the company is speaking out.

Whether you're taking a short trip or living out of a van for years at a time, more of us now work from wherever we find ourselves, but having the right gear to hand can make the difference between a smooth remote working session and a disastrous one. Here's the key kit you need to be packing when you head out on the road - besides the laptop of course.

After covering CES for 10 years, nothing I've seen at the show has me as excited about the future as Ossia's wireless charging technology. The company's developed a way to deliver power to your gadgets the same way internet is delivered by wi-fi, and one of the first real-world applications of the tech is a AA battery that may never need replacing.

Thanks to QUT, Australia's first facility to produce commercial grade lithium-ion batteries is up and running.

It is the only place in the country capable of making the batteries - which are in the same format as those used to power Tesla cars - because of it's low humidity electro-manufacturing dry rooms.