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Gold Coast rolls out public electric vehicle charging stations
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20th Jan 2021
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Gold Coast rolls out public electric vehicle charging stations

The first of 10 new public charging stations has been installed in the Gold Coast, as part of a scheme to ease range anxiety and increase the uptake of electric vehicles (EV) across the region. Broadbeach was the first suburb to acquire the new infrastructure, with Coolangatta, Southport, Pimpama, Carrara, Bundall and Nerang set to follow. Built by Brisbane-based company Tritium, the 75kW DC chargers were funded through a $350,000 contribution from the local government.
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William Davis
Apple Maps adds electric car charging routes
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23rd Jun 2020
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Apple Maps adds electric car charging routes

The latest version of Apple's iOS operating system will offer electric vehicle owners the ability to plan their route based on charger locations. Apple says the new feature aims to eliminate range anxiety, ensuring the car can make it to the next electric vehicle charging station, and take into account road elevation, weather, and other elements that sap power.
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Ben Zachariah
Nissan Leaf electric car powers buildings with vehicle-to-grid technology
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27th Mar 2020
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Nissan Leaf electric car powers buildings with vehicle-to-grid technology

Nissan has once again experimented with vehicle-to-energy-grid technology – a system that allows buildings to draw power from an electric car's battery pack – by powering 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan, according to a report in Elektrek. While most Nissan electric vehicles are only capable of drawing energy from a power outlet into their battery, vehicle-to-grid technology allows a building to draw power from a vehicle.
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Liam Murphy
Smart poles to light up EV charging in Sydney
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12th Mar 2019
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Smart poles to light up EV charging in Sydney

Charging your electric vehicle on the run is about to become a little easier thanks to new technology being trialled in Sydney beginning this week. The first of 20 smart street lights, each believed to cost around $30,000, has been installed in Sydney’s Blacktown and offers free – for now – charging points for EVs. Further poles are expected to be rolled out in Blacktown and Canada Bay in Sydney’s inner-west.
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Rob Margeit
Australians charged $761 million each year for car batteries
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16th Nov 2018
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Australians charged $761 million each year for car batteries

A new study has revealed the impact flat batteries have on Australian consumers, and how prone we are to replacing them instead of recharging. The study, which was undertaken by research firm YouGov and commissioned by accessory company CTEK, found Australian consumers spent $761 million on car batteries and 8 million collective hours waiting for a battery replacement during the last 12 months. It also found Australians are three times more likely to replace a flat battery than recharge it.
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Chris Gething