A Greens member of the Victorian Parliament has slammed the State Government's move to impose a tax on electric vehicles from July next year, claiming it signalled "a dangerous step towards a privatised road user charge scheme in Victoria".

Western Australian electricity company Horizon Power is getting $2.6 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to build Australia’s first remote microgrid using renewable hydrogen generation in the coastal town of Denham in the north-west of the State..

Shipments of connected cars in Europe have been increasing in the last five years and are expected to grow at a CAGR of 12% with 69 million units to be added from 2020-25, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that this covers only passenger cars with embedded connectivity.

Victoria will impose a 2.5 cent per kilometre travelled levy on electric cars used by residents from July 2021, the state Treasurer Tim Pallas has said, adding that the levy for plug-in hybrid vehicles would be 2 cents per kilometre travelled.

Oxygen saturation, a key symptom of COVID-19, is now being estimated using a remote camera after researchers at the University of South Australia developed AI health monitoring software that could carry out this function.

The Federal Government has announced a trial of charging technologies for electric vehicles that will be made available to households.

German global technology and services provider Bosch Group and BASF Digital Farming have formed a joint venture to market and sell smart farming solutions.

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