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English, Technology, 1 season, 84 episodes, 1 day, 21 hours, 39 minutes
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Join RenewEconomy founder and editor Giles Parkinson and guests discussing exciting news and developments in the world of electric vehicles and transport.
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Thinking big about going electric

Danny Kennedy from New Energy Nexus on plans to turn the Australian truck fleet electric, and keeping up with US.
5/23/202440 minutes, 47 seconds
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EVs will town your caravan, or your boat, all around Australia

Sarah White and Shane Parker have towed their caravan with both a Tesla Model 3 (around Australia), and their BYD Atto 3. They even shared the news with Scotty from Marketing.
4/30/202434 minutes, 36 seconds
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Robert Llewellyn and Everything Electric

Robert Llewellyn Fully Charged front man Robert Llewellyn discusses his favourite EVs, and plans for Australia’s biggest EV and home energy conference in Sydney next week.
1/31/202439 minutes, 11 seconds
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Australia’s biggest vehicle to grid installation

Mark Gregory from Flinders University discusses the development of vehicle to grid technology, and the future of cars as batteries on wheels.
9/11/202330 minutes, 27 seconds
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Electric ferries are about to dock

EV Maritime's Michael Eaglen on why we may soon be catching electric ferries to work in our harbour cities.
8/17/202335 minutes, 26 seconds
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From Melbourne to Sydney by electric bus

Don Imrie, the head of sales of Ebusco Australia, on electric transport and plugging in to a car charger en route to Sydney. Plus: record EV sales in Australia.
7/7/202347 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tearing down electric vehicles

Cory Steuben from Munro Associates on the epiphany on EVs. Plus: News of the week including MG’s budget MG4, and Tesla’s charging coup.
6/20/202350 minutes, 49 seconds
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NRMA to start charging for its chargers

NRMA Energy boss Carly Irving-Dolan on motoring group's plans to start billing for fast charging, reliability, and going off grid with new fast-chargers. Plus: News of the week.
6/8/202346 minutes, 7 seconds
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Across Australia by BYD

The story of “Atto Gal”s epic journey from Perth to Sydney and back in an electric BYD, and what she learned along the way. Plus: China’s big EV play.
5/25/202347 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tony Seba on the rapid switch to EVs

Stanford University’s Tony Seba on the accelerating shift to electric, and how EVs will change the face of the car industry forever.
5/10/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 1 second
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Australia’s most successful electric truck company

SEA Electric’s Tony Fairweather on electric trucks. Plus: Battery breakthroughs, Tesla’s big new game plan, and Australia’s EV strategy.
4/26/202350 minutes, 28 seconds
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Fully Charged: Robert Llewellyn on the EV transition

Robert Llewellyn talks electric vehicles ahead of the first Fully Charged EV show to be held in Australia next month.
2/24/202342 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Driven Podcast: Back roads to top end on electric Livewire

Ed Darmanin on avoiding trials and tribulations on recent back road trip to the top end on his electric Harley Davidson Livewire.
10/18/202239 minutes, 58 seconds
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The trucking industry is going electric

We test drive a heavy duty electric truck, and interview key players in an industry that is going electric faster than most people can imagine.
10/5/202247 minutes, 15 seconds
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Australia will soon have electric utes

Australian startup plans to convert Toyota Hiluxes and other utes into EVs on a commercial scale, and then create Australia’s first home-made electric ute.
9/22/202241 minutes, 45 seconds
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First look at BYD Atto 3

We have our first ride in the new BYD Atto 3 and talk to distributor EV Direct’s Troy Todd
9/15/202222 minutes, 20 seconds
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EV interest surges, MG returns to market

EV sales in Australia, and around the world, are hitting new heights, driven largely by Tesla. But MG has returned with an improved sub-$50,000 electric offering.
9/9/202222 minutes, 2 seconds
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Why rental companies are going electric

Hertz vice president Eoin Macneill on the Polestar 2 EVs now available at most airports. Plus: Model Y and Atto 3 deliveries break supply deadlock.
8/12/202232 minutes, 3 seconds
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Electric buses and range anxiety

Greg Balkins from Transit Systems was not sure what to expect when the first electric buses rolled out on Sydney routes. It turns out he needn’t have worried - they have performed far better than expected, and the passengers, drivers and mechanics love them.
8/5/202233 minutes, 27 seconds
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NRMA charges into the EV transition

NRMA CEO Rohan Lund on fast charger plans, the member shift to EVs, and his frustration at not being able to find an electric people mover.
7/29/202231 minutes, 49 seconds
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Rebel with an electric cause

We talk to Werner Tietz and Kai Vogler about the launch of the Cupra Born long range electric hatch in Australia.
7/22/202226 minutes, 48 seconds
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Record setting Livewire electric road trip

Duncan Mallord set out to ride from Australia’s lowest point to its highest on an all electric Harley Davidson, and discovered a new way to enjoy motorcycle touring.
7/8/202230 minutes, 48 seconds
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The end of queue anxiety?

Finnish company Kempower has redesigned EV chargers to utilise what power is available with as many cars as possible.
6/7/202249 minutes, 35 seconds
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It’s time to catch up Elon

The Australian EV start-up founded by a former driver that is rolling out battery swap technology to turn big trucks electric.
5/19/202230 minutes, 59 seconds
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Malcolm Turnbull on EVs, Morrison lies, and end of fossil fuels

Malcolm Turnbull on his family's shift to electric, Morrison's lies on EVs, and the pressing need to stop burning fossil fuels.
4/5/202249 minutes, 45 seconds
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Why Tesla Model 3s don't need a rebate

Queensland transport minister Mark Bailey explains why Tesla not included in state rebate scheme for EVs.
3/24/202223 minutes, 42 seconds
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Chris Bowen on his new Tesla and Labor’s EV policy

Labor’s Chris Bowen discusses his new Tesla Model 3, what it means for Labor’s EV policy, and shares his views on the latest moves to accelerate coal closures.
3/7/202224 minutes, 10 seconds
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Kia blown away by interest in EV6

“Never in my wildest dreams”: Kia Australia’s Damien Meredith amazed by huge interest in EV6 and speed of electric shift.
2/25/202219 minutes, 56 seconds
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Let's electrify everything, starting with cars

Saul Griffith says Australia should lead world on electrifying everything, starting with cars and households. He plans to turn his old Monaro into an EV too.
2/18/202236 minutes, 11 seconds
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Bill Shorten on his new Tesla, and what it did to his weekend

Bill Shorten may no longer be leader of the Labor Party, but he does own a Tesla, becoming the first federal MP to go electric as part of his parliamentary package. Did it ruin his weekend?
11/10/202120 minutes, 35 seconds
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“Everyone wants to drive it.” Matt Kean and his Tesla

NSW energy minister Matt Kean on why he chose a Tesla Model 3, the state’s EV and renewables vision, and getting out of coal.
9/23/202133 minutes, 14 seconds
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From coal to renewables and EV charging

Engie’s head of green mobility in Australia on the company’s plans to be a major supplier of EV chargers and its interest in V2G.
9/8/202125 minutes, 3 seconds
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Inner city blues: Where to find a fast EV charge

Clean Energy Finance Corp boss Ian Learmonth has an EV, but no garage, and struggles to find a fast EV charger in the city. He shares his views on the EV transition.
8/26/202138 minutes, 25 seconds
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Two blokes and an electric motorbike dream

How two brothers from Queensland coal country launched into the electric motorbike market.
7/29/202130 minutes, 22 seconds
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Taking EV charging to caravan parks

Peter Nattrass, head of Future Industries with the South Australian government, on why camping grounds and motels are key to EV charging network.
7/6/202128 minutes, 39 seconds
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Coal miners in Teslas

Daniel Bleakley on why his Coal miners in Teslas video series has been such a hit, and how his Model 3 performance EV is helping to reduce fears about the future.
6/9/202131 minutes, 49 seconds
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The future of electric bikes

Nigel Morris talks about the transition to electric motorbikes with animator and film-maker and electric motorcycle YouTuber Sam Baker.
6/2/202129 minutes, 58 seconds
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New Niro, Leaf’s V2G, and Victoria’s EV subsidy

We test drive the new Kia Niro, talks to Nissan’s Ben Warren on progress on vehicle-to-grid, and to Solar Victoria’s Stan Krpan on the state’s EV subsidy.
5/28/202128 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Sunshine state’s plan to go electric

We talk to RACQ head of policy Rebecca Michael about the electric vehicle transition in Queensland.
4/20/202134 minutes, 40 seconds
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Why Australia’s big utilities are plugging into EVs

We talk to Origin Energy’s head of mobility, and head of strategy, Chau Le, about the utility’s new push into electric vehicles.
3/17/202132 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tasmania gets itself ready for electric driving holidays

Tasmania as just completed its fast charging network that serves the entire state. We speak to Electric Highway boss Clive Attwater about what this means for EV tourism.
2/22/202140 minutes, 58 seconds
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MG goes electric, and wants to lead the market

The famous MG brand - now China owned - has launched its first electric car in Australia and has big ambitions. We talk to MG Australia’s head of development, and take the MG ZS EV for a drive.
11/26/202027 minutes, 7 seconds
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Direct imports to lift EV choice fo Australian consumers

Nexport’s Luke Todd on plans to import four electric vehicle models from China’s BYD, and creating a platform for more EV makers to import directly into Australia.
10/28/202033 minutes, 21 seconds
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Is an electric hog still a hog?

The Driven’s resident bikie Nigel Morris takes the Harley Davidson Livewire for a ride, and ponders the question: Is an electric hog still a hog?
9/16/202044 minutes, 18 seconds
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Australia’s electric dreams

New Tritium CEO Jane Hunter assesses the electric vehicle landscape in Australia, the market for fast-charges, government policy, and declining fossil fuel car sales.
4/8/202043 minutes, 56 seconds
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How close are we to solar cars?

A panel of experts from UNSW and overseas discuss the potential of solar paint and its ability to power electric cars.
2/24/202040 minutes, 52 seconds
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EVs, range anxiety and fuel security

EV’s are an obvious solution for Australia’s precarious fuel security and its dependence on fuel imports. Former RAAF deputy chief John Blackburn explains why.
12/13/201943 minutes, 47 seconds
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How to link solar, batteries and EVs

Most EV owners want to charge their vehicle batteries with their own solar power. Inverter makers are making that easier.
12/6/201927 minutes, 34 seconds
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Why your EV will also be a "virtual power plant”

AGL’s head of distributed energy Dominique van den Berg on some remarkable predictions for EVs, who will own them and their role as a virtual power plant.
11/29/201926 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ultra-fast EV chargers and the link to autonomous driving

Evie Networks boss Chris Mills explains why the company’s first ultra-fast EV charging station is part of its preparation for a world of autonomous vehicles.
11/15/201932 minutes, 53 seconds
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Even old Land-Rovers are going electric

Dave Budge from Jaunt Motors joins The Driven podcast to explain why old Land-Rovers are being converted to electric, and plans to make them a rental car. The first retro-fit is just about ready to be delivered, and there is a growing queue.
11/7/201933 minutes, 26 seconds
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Across Australia by solar car

UNSW students Matthew Holohan and Jed Cruickshank describe the challenge of driving a solar-powered electric car across Australia.
10/29/201925 minutes, 2 seconds
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Why all delivery vans are going electric

SEA Electric boss Tony Fairweather predicts that within five to 10 years, all delivery vans in Australia will be electric.
10/22/201935 minutes, 17 seconds
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Leading the charge to electric transport

ACT climate change minister Shane Rattenbury outlines the territory’s zero emissions strategy for transport, starting with the government fleet.
10/17/201921 minutes, 14 seconds
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Joining the dots from EVs to the grid

Greensync’s Phil Blythe on why a pilot in Wellington may provide a blueprint of how to integrate consumer charging habits and the needs of the grid.
9/30/201922 minutes, 16 seconds
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What does the grid operator want to do with electric vehicles?

AEMO is looking at how electric vehicles fit into the grid. AEMO’s Greg Staib even imagines them used as batteries at peak times. Pity if you are trying to flag down a share car at the same time.
9/27/201921 minutes, 6 seconds
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Electric vehicles: Do we know what the consumers want?

Everyone assumes that the electric vehicle transition will happen anyway. But Alina Dini, from the Institute of Future Environments, asks: Has anyone asked the consumer what they want?
9/25/201920 minutes, 24 seconds
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Why EVs already make financial sense for fleet managers

Anna Skarbek, the head of ClimateWorks Australia, on the key role of electric vehicles in meeting emissions reduction targets, and why they already make financial sense for fleet owners.
9/24/201924 minutes, 4 seconds
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Will electric cars replace household batteries?

Tim Washington from Jet Charge on why household batteries may replace electric vehicles, and why they may be more valuable as batteries on wheels, rather than wheels with batteries.
9/23/201922 minutes, 35 seconds
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Bright Ideas & Blind Ideology

Behyad Jafari, Paul Cox and Stephanie Bashir wrap up the Electric Vehicle Transition Conference and look at what’s ahead.
9/5/201942 minutes, 17 seconds
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Nissan Leaf test drive

Nissan has released its next generation Leaf electric vehicle, with twice the range and the chance to power the home. We take it for a drive.
8/6/201926 minutes, 28 seconds
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From Solar Impulse to electric flight

Andrew Borschberg co-piloted the Solar Impulse plane that went round the world on solar power only. He says the future of flight is electric, from passenger plants to intra-city flying pods.
7/25/201919 minutes, 4 seconds
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Nissan launches second generation Leaf in Australia

Nissan’s head of electrification and mobility in Australia, Ben Warren, discussed new generation Leaf and its vehicle to home and vehicle to grid technology.
7/18/201930 minutes, 4 seconds
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When electric vehicles meet the solar industry

You know electric vehicles are entering the mainstream when they form a major highlight of solar expos. Nigel Morris tells us what he found at Munich’s Intersolar event.
6/18/201932 minutes, 1 second
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Why we may be soon flying electric planes

Simon Hackett owns one of only two electric plans in Australia, and explains why they beat jet fuel and why we may all soon be flying in one.
5/26/201927 minutes, 6 seconds
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ACE-EV and the launch of an electric cargo car

Greg McGarvie from ACE-EV discusses plans to begin assembly, and then maybe full manufacturing, of an all-electric “cargo” car in Adelaide.
5/15/201919 minutes, 50 seconds
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Biofuels, batteries, or hydrogen

With the energy transition in the main grid gathering pace, more focus is turning to de-carbonising transport. We talk to Australian engineer Stephanie Moroz, who has worked in all three sectors, about the pros and cons of biofuels, batteries and hydrogen.
4/16/201933 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Coalition is "fighting the future" on EVs

Labor climate change spokesman Mark Butler says he is stunned by the Coalition campaign against EVs, and spells out how Labor will reach its 50% EV target.
4/10/201921 minutes, 58 seconds
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Test driving the long range electric Kona

The Hyundai Kona is described as a “game-changer” for electric vehicles in Australia, delivering a long range option at a cheaper price than before. So how does it rate?
4/1/201925 minutes, 30 seconds
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Robert Llewellyn’s electric transition from Red Dwarf to Fully Charged

Robert Llewellyn is a comedian an actor who was best known for his role as the “mechanoid” Kryten in the iconic series Red Dwarf, but is now telling millions about the transition to electric vehicles.
2/25/201946 minutes, 4 seconds
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Revealed: Australian electric motorbike maker breaks cover

Denis Savic talks to Nigel Morris about his vision for building electric motorcycles in Australia.
2/19/201941 minutes, 39 seconds
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Happy Days! Fonzarelli’s Michelle Nazzari

Michelle Nazzari discuses how she came to establish an Australian-based electric scooter manufacturer that is now looking to push up into electric motorbikes.
2/8/201927 minutes, 11 seconds
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Tritium’s James Kennedy on the rapid transition to EV charging

Tritium co-founder and chief technology officer James Kennedy joins The Driven podcast to outline how a small group of solar car enthusiasts founded a Brisbane-based company that is now a world leading in electric vehicle fast charging stations.
1/29/201939 minutes, 3 seconds
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Why 2019 be the year that EV market finally takes off

We talk to Electric Vehicle Council boss Behyad Jafari about the year just gone and what to expect in 2019.
12/20/201830 minutes, 13 seconds
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Test drive with the Jaguar I-Pace

A test drive with the Jaguar I-Pace and an interview with the company’s head of product development.
12/14/201819 minutes, 44 seconds
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On the road with Hyundai’s full electric Ioniq

In this week’s podcast, we test drive the full electric Ioniq and chat with Hyundai’s head of future mobility.
12/6/201825 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ioniq launch and selling EVs to V8 crowd

Hyundai launches Ioniq range, including first battery EV under $50,000, while the EV crowd show off their wares at a V8 festival in Newcastle.
11/29/201822 minutes, 26 seconds
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Converted! How a 1964 VW Beetle became a fast, red electric bug

At the recent Australian Electric Vehicle Association exhibition in Brisbane you could barely miss it – in between the glamorous Jaguar I-Pace and a Tesla Model S – was a bright red VW beetle: a 1964 version and fully electric.
11/22/201815 minutes, 55 seconds
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Saving lives with solar taxis

How the World Solar Challenge led to a solar-powered trip around the world and the development of light-weight solar taxis that will save lives in Africa.
11/6/201830 minutes, 4 seconds
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Australia’s electric vehicle market charges up

Excitement is growing in the Australian electric vehicle market: more charging infrastructure is being funded, governments are stating to move on policies, and new models are about to be made available.
10/24/201824 minutes
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The connected world of electric vehicles

The emergence of electric vehicles and smart charging technology is presenting a world of opportunities, linking consumers, transport and grids.
10/9/201827 minutes, 32 seconds
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Simon Hackett’s chance meeting with young Elon Musk

Simon Hackett made his fortune in the dot.com boom and is now the largest shareholder in battery storage maker Redflow. He’s also Australia’s biggest fan of Tesla electric vehicles.
9/26/201832 minutes, 25 seconds
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Chief scientist Alan Finkel on battery EVs and fuel cell EVs

Chief scientist Alan Finkel shares his love of electric vehicles, his charging needs, his views on autonomous driving and the prospects of fuel cell electric vehicles.
9/10/201834 minutes, 14 seconds
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Tony Seba on why all new cars will be electric by 2025

Why all new cars will be electric by 2025, and why your next purchase could be your last. An interview with Tony Seba.
8/30/201832 minutes, 53 seconds