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Transperth releases an updated app for Perth public transport users

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Transperth has released an updated app for Perth public transport users after a successful testing phase. The app, which is available for free through Google Play and the App Store (iOS/Apple), enables the real-time tracking of buses, trains and ferry...

Sydney trains commuters can now use MasterCard, VISA and American Express to travel, as...

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Sydney (and NSW) trains commuters can now use their contactless payment options to travel on TfNSW trains around Sydney and across New South Wales. Passengers can use MasterCard, VISA and American Express contactless cards to tap on and tap...

Free Powerpal real time electricity monitor for Geelong, Ballarat and Melbourne residents (Retail $129)

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Powerpal is a small Australian invented gadget that reads the flashes on your electricity smart meter and translates these into easy to interpret graphs on a mobile app that show how much grid electricity your home is importing as...

Google Maps public transit directions could soon tell you when to get off the...

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Google Maps is going to get some improvements for public transit directions with real-time updates while you're on the journey, including a prompt for when to get off. If you've used Google Transit directions you'll be familiar with the need...

Extended outage: Evie Networks app and RFID systems down for hours, electric car charging...

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Customers of one of Australia's largest electric car charging companies Evie Networks are currently suffering a multi-hour outage where they cannot use the app or associated RFID cards. The reference to Braintree in the error message suggests that there is...

Google expands Lime integration in Maps to 80 more cities worldwide, and another Australian...

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Late last year Google started to trial Lime scooters, pedal bikes and e-bikes locations into the transit section of Google Maps and Brisbane was a selected as a trial city. Since then Lime has entered and exited several more...

Tesla opens 5 NSW Superchargers to other brand Electric Cars

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Tesla is now allowing other brands of electric cars to use 5 of its New South Wales supercharger locations. This unexpected move seems to be a trial as all the locations are in rural and regional areas: Bathurst Narooma Hollydene ...

Greenpeace reveals which Aussie telcos and data centres are switching to renewables fastest

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Telecommunications giant Telstra has come out on top in a new report by Greenpeace Australia Pacific that reveals which Australian telcos, data centres and tech companies are ahead in the race to switch to clean energy. The investigation found that...

MG has a time saving tip for electric car recharging

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If you buy an electric car you're mistaken if you think that refuelling it to 100% each time is the best thing to do. That's because petrol or diesel flows out of a bowser into your car tank at the...

Want to know how crowded your train will be? Google has you covered

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A lot of us use public transport every day and whether it's to get to work or just get around it sometimes is just plain uncomfortable. Now Google have taken Maps even further than just directions with an...

Second hand electric car importer Good Car wins $11 million extra funding

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Electric car sales in Australia are taking off and each year there are more affordable models available to buy new direct from the manufacturer or dealer. Still at the current lowest price of about $45000 driveaway, electric cars are still...

Peugeot e-2008 arriving in Australia mid 2023 via Good Car Co

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Electric car group buying company Good Car Co have just revealed that they're going to sell 3 new electric models in the coming months of 2023. The first model they are announcing is the Peugeot e-2008 due mid-2023. This is a...

Hands on: experience hiring an Aussie Hertz Polestar 2

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You might have heard that Hertz Australia is now renting out Polestar 2 and Tesla Model 3 electric cars Australia-wide. I hired one during my recent holiday in Victoria and these are my thoughts about the experience. Disclosure: The...

2022 model MG ZS EV available for $44,990 driveaway

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Last night MG Motor Australia and New Zealand launched a refreshed 2022 version of it's ZS EV model mid size SUV. If the launch pricing stays as announced, the MG ZS EV will maintain it's status as one of the...

Uber partner Splend offers subscription electric cars incl 500 Polestar 2’s in NSW

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Eligible Uber drivers in Sydney can now rent-to-own a brand-new premium electric Polestar 2 and get a 50% reduction in Uber's service fee up to $6,000 per financial year until June 2025. This is an extension of Uber's plan to...

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