From a bet made on Twitter just a few short months ago, Tesla has switched on the world’s biggest lithium ion battery in South Australia
Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has committed $150 million in debt funding to Singapore-headquartered Nexif Energy for the building of stage one the Lincoln Gap wind farm in Port Augusta, South Australia.
Jumping strides ahead of Australia’s eventual electric car boom is Sydney startup Everty, a peer-to-peer charging network for electric cars.
The SA government has announced an agreement between Neoen and Tesla that will see the world’s largest lithium ion battery installed a local wind farm.
TheCarTest is a Melbourne startup offering a platform where users can sign up for a week-long test drive of a car they’re interested in.
Solar cars have been under development for decades as car companies look for more sustainable energy solutions to power their vehicles. With the pollution from fossil fuels causing enormous health problems for people in countries like India and China, finding non-polluting energy sources is more important than ever. Solar energy is an infinite and sustainable […]
If the buzz surrounding the recent launch of Tesla’s Model X is any indication, consumers are interested in disruption in the automotive industry. With Tesla setting the standard for innovative electric cars, when it comes to solar it’s a group of Australian university students that’s leading the way.
Today the world – and particularly Wall Street – got a master class in the power of a few well placed words, when a single tweet by Tesla (and SpaceX) CEO Elon Musk cause the electric car maker’s stock to jump nearly 4 percent in just 10 minutes – adding a staggering $900 million to the company’s market cap in just 115 characters. [Source: Pando.com]
Elon Musk has succeeded at many things in his life, but his latest venture may well be his most ambitious: Musk wants to save the human race.
Electric performance car maker Tesla recently made its technology patents free to the public. What does this all mean for the Australian automotive landscape? The beginning of the electric evolution.
On June 12th, founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk did something many would have considered crazy. He released the patents his company had as part of his commitment to the open source movement. It’s something we have not talked a lot about in Australia (the OSM), but a topic that will no doubt dominate discussion in the startup ecosystem before too long.