Last week, the Australian government has revealed plans to build a new, 1800 kilometer-long electric highway on coastal roads running along the Great Barrier Reef. featuring free EV charging stations. The project is an effort to promote EVs in Australia as countries like Britain and France move to completely ban the sales of diesel and […]
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Australia’s Mark Webber has retired from motor racing after a long and successful career in Formula One and endurance racing. He was the consummate sportsman at all times and a credit to his country. He will be missed.
Tesla has opened its first stand-alone sales facility in Australia inside the prestigious Martin Place shopping mall in Sydney. Like all Tesla facilities, its design is stunning.
Did Mercedes dominance continue, or was it all luck that brought Rosberg and Hamilton home at all? This is how the Australian GP ended up!
The first qualifying session of 2016 was a complete disaster- it was so bad, it actually stole the headlines from the historic results!
In our third article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into who the respondents of the surveys were. Given that our readers were primarily the respondents, this is basically a look at who you are. One of the four surveys was directed only […]
What happens when you line up a Tesla Model S alongside an honest-to-goodness V8 Supercar? That’s what these Aussies wanted to find out.
Originally published on EV Obsession. Incentives are an interesting thing. Sometimes, the ones you think will work the best don’t work too well. Sometimes, ones you don’t think will have as much effect end up having a huge effect. Sometimes, incentives work great with one population but don’t work so well with another population. Electric car […]
Australian start-up EVX Ventures will debut a solar car at the SEMA 2015 show this fall. It is also bringing a plug-in hybrid retrofit kit and regen shocks.
Ah, society — takes us decades to turn a simple, life-saving corner. Subsidizing fossil fuels in the 21st century has got to be one of the dumbest things society has ever done… (and we’ve done a lot of dumb things). We have cheaper alternatives that don’t kill us and cause all kinds of health problems […]
A new report has found that Australia is set to lose about $350 million over the next 20 years from not having many incentives stimulating a faster shift to electric cars. Currently, just about 1,000 electric cars are driving the road in Australia (or 0.01% of the market), and policymakers aren’t doing much to speed […]
There aren’t many places left in the world where one can escape the all-seeing eye of government surveillance programs and speed limits. Even the famous Autobahn has had to impose restrictions on speed as cars have become faster and faster. Yet there are still places, few and far between, where one can wring out every […]
No surprises up front: it’s Hamilton in a Mercedes. Behind him, though? Plenty of exciting stuff to kick off an all new season of F1 at the Australian GP!
The 2015 season of Formula 1 racing kicks off this weekend in Australia- but how ill it play out? What can you expect? Find out in this season preview!
A marketing company in Australia has set up a high-tech billboard that can identify a Porsche and change its message in a world-first form of advertising.
The day has arrived for the Tesla Model S to officially launch in the Land Down Under, along with a Supercharger network along Australia’s east coast.
G20 countries are spending $88 billion on finding new fossil fuels each year, despite the evident dangers.
Tesla is preparing to launch the Model S in Australia, with a plan to power its Supercharger stations with solar and tap into the local engineering talent.
The FIA has recognized a new record sun by a group of Australian students who traveled over 300 miles at an average speed of 66 MPH in a solar-powered car.
Getting the Model S into the mall is sometimes easier said than done, though the benefits of all that extra foot traffic can’t be understated.