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Solar energy storage batteries 'set to transform Australian electricity industry #Auspol

Australia’s electricity industry is about to undergo a massive transformation, with the advent of cheap storage batteries for solar energy.
US billionaire Elon Musk, a co-founder of PayPal, this month launched a lithium-ion battery called the Powerwall that is expected to sell in Australia next year for about $5,500. 138 more words

Sustainabilty

Powering electric vehicles in the city

Simple stuff today just to stop my brain seizing up, nothing terribly new.

Grid lock is usually a term often used to describe interlocking traffic jams. 482 more words

Technology

My Annual Question

It seems that every time I return to Italy after a few months in the US, I can count on something new in town that leaves me asking, “What the hell were they thinking?????” This year’s “something new” is that the mysterious “they” – in their infinite wisdom – decided to put an electric car recharging station in the Piazza della Repubblica. 617 more words

Italy

BMW I8

The BMW i8, first introduced as the BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics, is a plug-in hybrid sports car developed byBMW. The 2015 model year… 352 more words
Electric Car

Here’s why Consumer Reports is calling Tesla’s $127k car ‘undriveable’

WATCH ABOVE: A review of the Tesla Model S from the widely trusted publication Consumer Reports is getting a laugh. Nicole Bogart explains.

TORONTO – It’s not every day esteemed consumer review publication Consumer Reports calls a car “undriveable” – let alone when the vehicle is worth US$127,000. 490 more words

Money

Tesla Model S

The Model S was styled by Franz von Holzhausen, who previously worked for Mazda North American Operations. The car was codenamed WhiteStar during research and preliminary development.[1][2][3] 6,851 more words

4wd

Why Consumer Reports says Tesla's new $127k car is 'undriveable'

Tesla might be in some serious trouble with owners of its new Model S P85 D. Consumer Reports, the venerable product review organization, is reporting that it was effectively locked out of the $127,000 car after just 27 days of owning it and 2,300 miles of driving. 157 more words

Autos