6 Must-Have Tools In Your DIY Car Repair Kit

Umar Bajwa

May 24, 2022

Unfortunately, even after regular maintenance and changing of parts, cars are liable to break down. For instance, if your car breaks down in a rural area and you find no mechanic nearby then what would you do? 

Some electric vehicles are greener than others, study finds

Sustainability Matters

September 13, 2021

Research evaluating electric vehicles (EVs) on energy consumption and overall emissions — alongside New Zealand’s goal of decarbonising the transport sector — has found that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) performed better than other types of EVs in both New Zealand and Australia. Researchers from the Universities of Auckland and Wollongong compared Australia and New


Qld's full-size electric bus powered by 100% solar

Sustainability Matters

September 9, 2021

The transport sector accounts for 18.9% of Australia’s carbon emissions, so expanding the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is one of the most effective ways to lower these emissions. Global e-mobility leader and bus operator Transdev has now risen to the task, placing what is claimed to be Australia’s first 100% sustainably powered full-size electric bus on the roads in South East


Fleet charging infrastructure has become a new revenue frontier

Sustainability Matters

September 2, 2021

What we’ve also seen is an emerging third motivator that is not only available to commercial fleet operators, but also to retail and commercial businesses — and that’s new revenue streams opened up by selling electric vehicle charging station capacity. Across Australia, we have only just past 3000 public charging stations. While the lack of installed charging stations has been a barrier


Minimising energy loss in Li-ion batteries

Sustainability Matters

August 25, 2021

Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have found a way to prevent the initial loss of lithium (Li) ions in supposedly fully charged batteries, which should enable the mileage of electric vehicles (EVs) and usage time of smartphones to be drastically increased. When its batteries are fully charged, an electronic device will normally indicate that they are at 100% capacity.


In Maricopa County, an electric school bus brings power to the people

Grist News

August 11, 2021

How grassroots organizers and a group of mothers embraced their community power in one of America's most polluted counties.

What’s the true cost of shipping all your junk across the ocean?

Grist News

July 27, 2021

Walmart and other retail giants import millions of goods on polluting cargo ships.

GM scales up EV fleet support infrastructure

GreenBiz Group

July 21, 2021

Electrifying delivery vehicles is no longer a race predominantly amongst startups. In the past year, big-name OEMs have revealed plans for an entire lineup of new battery-electric commercial vehicles — ranging from Ford’s unveiling of the 2022 E-Transit to Mercedes-Benz’s announcement that eSprinter is heading to the U.S. market. As for General Motors, there has been a flurry of


A proposal to make cargo ships pay for pollution is making waves

Grist News

July 7, 2021

The shipping industry's emissions keep climbing.

The US wants to make EV batteries without these foreign metals. Should it?

Grist News

June 30, 2021

Nickel and cobalt have precarious international supply chains, but eliminating them from batteries raises tough questions.