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Electric Vehicles

Australia needs to fast-track EV charging stations
1 week ago

Australia needs to fast-track EV charging stations

Australia needs to spend up to $30 billion installing fast-charging stations to prepare for the rapid influx of electric vehicles which is predicted to hit in the next five years, …
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NSW looks at new ways to tax electric cars
2 months ago

NSW looks at new ways to tax electric cars

The Berejiklian government is investigating ways to tax electric cars to ensure the “wealthier end of society” who typically drive the vehicles contribute to maintaining the state’s roads.

But the …
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Sharp jump in electric vehicle sales underscores ‘untapped potential’
4 months ago

Sharp jump in electric vehicle sales underscores ‘untapped potential’

Electric car sales have more than tripled in Australia in the past year, as industry advocates urge the Morrison government to follow Britain’s ban on new petrol, diesel or hybrid …
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Lagging Australia should follow UK’s electric vehicle drive
4 months ago

Lagging Australia should follow UK’s electric vehicle drive

Australia should follow the lead of the United Kingdom and eventually ban petrol and diesel cars to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles to help reduce the nation’s carbon emissions, according to …
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Electric car drivers may soon face new charges as excise revenue declines
6 months ago

Electric car drivers may soon face new charges as excise revenue declines

Drivers of electric cars should be charged based on how far they travel to do their bit to help pay for the ­nation’s roads, says a new study.

The road-user …
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What will it take for Australian auto industry to admit EVs affecting fossil car sales?
7 months ago

What will it take for Australian auto industry to admit EVs affecting fossil car sales?

The slump in new car sales for petrol and diesel vehicles in Australia continues, with new car sales down again in October, which the exception of hybrid and electric vehicles, …
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The big problem with electric vehicles that no politician wants to deal with
7 months ago

The big problem with electric vehicles that no politician wants to deal with

The transition to electric vehicles (EV) presents the government with its toughest challenge in almost 20 years, according to a leading business figure.

That challenge is not the move to …
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Heathcote ‘servo’ to be part of ultra-fast electric car charging station network
7 months ago

Heathcote ‘servo’ to be part of ultra-fast electric car charging station network

A Heathcote service station has been selected to be part of a network of ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations on highways around Australia.

Motorists are told it will take 10-15 …
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A U.K. Company Is Building a Hub for Flying Taxis in Singapore
8 months ago

A U.K. Company Is Building a Hub for Flying Taxis in Singapore

A British company says it’s building the world’s first “vertiport” for electric aircraft in Singapore, an early step towards a global network for flying taxis. 

Essex-based Skyports Ltd. plans to show off the …
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Electric cars are here – but we’ll still need fuel for a long time
8 months ago

Electric cars are here – but we’ll still need fuel for a long time

Electric cars are often seen as one of the great hopes for tackling climate change. With new models arriving in showrooms, major carmakers retooling for an electric future, and a small but growing …
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