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Electric Vehicles

Is time running out for Australia to adopt electric cars? Why a lack of EV uptake strategy could cost local drivers dearly
1 week ago

Is time running out for Australia to adopt electric cars? Why a lack of EV uptake strategy could cost local drivers dearly

After years of inaction, it seems Australia’s lawmakers have finally begun to take the widespread acceptance of electric vehicles (EVs) more seriously – and it comes not a moment too …
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Australia’s automotive chief calls for ‘tax re-design’ to scrap license fees
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Australia’s automotive chief calls for ‘tax re-design’ to scrap license fees

Australia’s car industries wants several licence and government fees given the flick to simplify taxation on drivers.Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief executive Tony Weber wants the Federal Government to …
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By 2030, it won’t make sense to own a petrol or diesel car
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By 2030, it won’t make sense to own a petrol or diesel car

Countries and states around the world are already mandating the ban of internal combustion engine (ICE) cars within the next decade.

The UK – importantly for Australia as it is …
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Boom suburb welcomes first electric car charging stations
2 weeks ago

Boom suburb welcomes first electric car charging stations

TWO free-to-use electric car charging stations have been installed in a developing suburb on Ipswich’s outskirts.

The stations are the first to be installed in boom town Ripley and stand …
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Senior NSW ministers call for federal tax break on electric vehicles
2 weeks ago

Senior NSW ministers call for federal tax break on electric vehicles

The NSW Treasurer and Transport Minister say the federal government must consider bigger tax breaks to incentivise the take-up of electric vehicles.

Transport Minister Andrew Constance described the transition away …
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Tasmanian EV buyers to get tax break as Liberals win state poll
2 weeks ago

Tasmanian EV buyers to get tax break as Liberals win state poll

Tasmanians thinking of buying an electric vehicle in the next two years won’t pay stamp duty, as part of a pro-EV package promised by the Tasmanian Liberal government, which is …
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Vic parliament to debate electric car tax
2 weeks ago

Vic parliament to debate electric car tax

The Victorian government has been criticised for announcing subsidies for people who buy new electric cars while also trying to introduce a new tax on such vehicles.

Under the proposed …
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First converted power kiosk in Sydney offers fast EV charging – free for 15 minutes
2 weeks ago

First converted power kiosk in Sydney offers fast EV charging – free for 15 minutes

usgrid has unveiled a prototype electric vehicle fast charging station in Sydney as part of the electricity utility’s plan to transform existing street-side power kiosks into a network of “state-of-the-art” …
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The trucking industry has begun to turn electric — but passenger vehicles will take a little longer
2 weeks ago

The trucking industry has begun to turn electric — but passenger vehicles will take a little longer

Australia’s trucking industry is making moves to go electric. The latest development — a system for using swappable batteries instead of time-consuming recharge stations for long-haul trucks between Sydney and Brisbane — …
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Victorian government plans to dramatically boost the sale of electric cars by 2030
2 weeks ago

Victorian government plans to dramatically boost the sale of electric cars by 2030

The state government wants half of all new cars sold in Victoria by 2030 to be zero-emission vehicles, and is offering subsidies of up to $3,000 to help kickstart ownership.

Key …
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