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Internet of Things
Spark IoT network enables Evnex to bring EV chargers to rural Aotearoa
EV charging company Evnex is on a mission to roll out more charging stations in rural parts of Aotearoa, thanks in part to Spark’s extension of its IoT network.
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Cloud
BlackBerry QNX embedded in over 195 million vehicles, increase of 20 million from previous year
Strategy Analytics finds BlackBerry QNX software is now embedded in over 195 million vehicles, an increase of 20 million from the year before.
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Electric car
Charging infrastructure: The key for electric vehicle take-off
The global EV charging infrastructure market will reach $40 billion per year by 2030.
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Electric car
Tesla's Cybertruck shatters windows, share prices & expectations
It’s a design that’s reminiscent of blocky 80s and 90s videogames of yesteryear, but Tesla is seriously serious about its newest product, the Cybertruck.
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Electric car
Jaguar Land Rover accelerates electrification plan
The news was confirmed to workers at Castle Bromwich as the production of the current XJ came to an end.
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Tesla’s new tech enables cars to be charged in around 15 minutes
The tech giant has introduced the third generation of its ‘Supercharging’ technology that slashes charging times.
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Australian Government
Electric car infrastructure needs to be a high priority
“Australians should be able to drive all over this massive nation with complete confidence in a zero-emission vehicle.”
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Sustainability
World’s longest electric car journey reaches Adelaide
Some people go a long way to prove a point – and Dutchman Wiebe Wakker certainly falls under that category.
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BMW
Review - BMW i8 brings flash to the electric revolution
A review of the BMW electric/hybrid i8 - a departure in style for the German giant of car engineering to match the global departure from fossil fuels.
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Electric car
Ridesharing and the future - are driverless cars enough?
Will driverless cars alone be enough to stop the continuing congestion in cities? Or does the answer already exist in our smartphones?
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Electric car
Tesla accredits first Kiwi auto repair business
Precision AutoWerk has been named as the first accredited Tesla repair shop following a multi-million dollar facilities upgrade.
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Hands-on review part two: The pros and cons of owning a Tesla Model S
In this part of the review, I will go over some more of the internal features and UI as well as the pros and cons of owning a Tesla.
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Cartech
Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Thousands of tourists could be driving electric campervans within the next two years.
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Sustainability
James Shaw, electric cars & the winners of the 2017 Sustainable Business Awards
“Doing business sustainably is going to be key to New Zealand’s future economic success," says Climate Change Minister James Shaw.
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New Zealand
Get ready to zoom around in an electric speedster with Mevo and Z Energy
“We are leading the change in the car-sharing industry, not only in New Zealand but globally..."
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New Zealand
New Zealand’s first ever electric vehicle showcase breaks records
With a record number of visitors, 2,631 over two days, EVWorld NZ reflected the growing popularity of EVs throughout the country...
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Government
The AU$100 million program to encourage Australians to take up EVs
“By providing discounted finance through the CEFC, it is hoped we can encourage a greater uptake of electric vehicles and reduce emissions...”
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New Zealand
Meridian and Yoogo create an all electric car-sharing service in Christchurch
“Cantabrians will pay for the time they use the car and Yoogo will take care of everything else..."
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Artificial Intelligence
Let Jaguar take the wheel: The AI steering wheel is coming soon
Sayer, the connected steering wheel could be the only part of the car users own in the future...
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New Zealand
Electric vehicles set to shine at New Zealand car awards
"It reflects not only the growing market but also that this technology is becoming a more affordable..."
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New Zealand
Could gas-stations become a thing of the past? Kiwi EV owners prefer charging at home
“EV owners particularly enjoy not having to interrupt their drive home or make a special trip to a petrol station..."
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Judith Collins
Speeding up the EV conversion: 15 electric vehicle projects receive government funding
"The projects we announced today show there’s an electric vehicle for almost every job, be it rental cars, waste trucks or courier vans."
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New Zealand
Electric trucks power up: NZ will soon have the infrastructure to keep EVs moving
Chargemaster is beginning to take the necessary steps to ensure that electric trucks can make the long-haul...
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New Zealand
Time to power up: Kiwi roads are bustling with 4,000 electric vehicles
“If registrations continue to increase, we will be on track to meet our challenging target of 64,000 EVs by 2021."