OVO Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) charging (Image: T. Larkum/Fuel Included)

Electric vehicles could turn solar households into autonomous energy units

Many discussions abound on how Australia can reach renewable energy targets of 50 per cent and much more. Many experts believe achieving this goal will depend on the availability of a low cost, bulk energy storage infrastructure. Pumped hydro has received much attention in this regard. While technically feasible, bulk storage still requires transmission and

How Soon Will Electric Vehicles Kill The Gasoline Car?

When I talk about exponential growth in clean transportation—or say anything optimistic about climate change—the pessimists baulk. C’mon, they say, the overwhelming majority of our electricity comes from fossil fuels. Demand for oil is still growing. Electric vehicles (EVs) are a miniscule percentage of cars sold. What good can a few wealthy Tesla owners possibly

Climate change: If you worry about global warming, the next car you buy should be electric

If you’re concerned about climate change, the next car you buy really should be electric. Why? Because the average car, SUV or light truck in the United States is on the road for 11.8 years. So vehicles bought this coming year will be part of the shift away from fossil fuels that climate scientists say

London Climate March - the Rally (Image: T. Larkum)

This Guy Studies the ‘Global Systems Death Spiral’ That Might End Humanity

Could climate change get so bad that it leads to our extinction? A few researchers are trying to answer that question. Simon Beard has a career that most people would consider depressing and terrifying. He is part of a team of researchers trying to figure out if, how, and when climate change could cause the

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In Tesla’s shadow, Audi and Mercedes electric SUVs get no love

A couple of weeks ago, Mercedes-Benz quietly announced the price for its all-electric EQC sports-utility vehicle. A $67,900 starting price for a luxurious, 200-mile, 402-horsepower luxury crossover is a good start for the EQC brand. But the announcement got completely lost in the shuffle in a week filled with buzz about Tesla’s bulletproof, stainless-steel Cybertruck.