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Electric vehicle owners ‘should pay a road tax’, drivers’ survey finds
5 days ago

Electric vehicle owners ‘should pay a road tax’, drivers’ survey finds

Motorists think it’s unfair for electric vehicle owners to use roads without paying fuel excise for their upkeep, leading to calls for a user-pays road tax.

According to …
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What will power the car of the future?
2 weeks ago

What will power the car of the future?

Short of the likes of Abbott and Trump convincing global leaders that coal is good and climate change is a myth, the era of the electric vehicle (EV) will …
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Australian government invests AU$6m in EV charging network
3 weeks ago

Australian government invests AU$6m in EV charging network

The Australian government has announced a AU$6 million investment in an “ultra-rapid” electric vehicle (EV) charging network powered by renewable energy across the nation under the Australian Renewable Energy Agency …
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Electric cars place energy debate in the driving seat
4 weeks ago

Electric cars place energy debate in the driving seat

WE recently bought a new car. By “new”, I mean a 2013-model car that replaced a 2007 model. Still, the leap in technology in six years was significant. A …
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Fuel tax to fall as more switch to EVs: Storer
4 weeks ago

Fuel tax to fall as more switch to EVs: Storer

Fuel excise has fallen from 1.5% of GDP since the early 2000s to a little over 1% and is likely to fall further as Australians switch to electric vehicles.

That’s …
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Electric cars ‘will never’ be as cheap as petrol or suitable for our long-distances: BMW guru
1 month ago

Electric cars ‘will never’ be as cheap as petrol or suitable for our long-distances: BMW guru

Getting excited about the rush of battery electric vehicles coming to Australia? Well, unless you’ve got a lot of bucks to spend, you’ll be pumping petrol for years to come.


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Woodside pushes for clean car fuel
3 months ago

Woodside pushes for clean car fuel

Oil and gas producer Woodside Petroleum’s push into hydrogen fuel has led to it calling for the Federal Government to mandate a percentage of government car fleets be electric …
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EVs up by 160% – road user tax sought
3 months ago

EVs up by 160% – road user tax sought

Electric vehicle numbers in Australia have risen nearly 160% in the past five years, prompting fears fuel taxes to pay for roads will fall in the next decade.

The motor …
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End of the road in sight for diesel?
4 months ago

End of the road in sight for diesel?

The desire for hybrid vehicles among Aussie motorists has now overtaken the desire for diesel ones, according to new research.

Roy Morgan’s Automotive Currency Report shows that 51.6 per cent of Australian …
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Transport emissions jump: bring on electric power
5 months ago

Transport emissions jump: bring on electric power

The latest quarterly edition of the National Energy Emissions Audit by The Australia Institute’s Climate & Energy Program shows Australian transport emissions are ramping up thanks to a significant increase in diesel …
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