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Electric car drivers may soon face new charges as excise revenue declines
3 weeks 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?
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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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We thought Australian cars were using less fuel. New research shows we were wrong
2 months ago

We thought Australian cars were using less fuel. New research shows we were wrong

In several speeches of late, Prime Minister Scott Morrison insisted with a straight face that Australia is doing its bit on climate change.

The claim was swiftly and thoroughly debunked. The truth is that the …
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A U.K. Company Is Building a Hub for Flying Taxis in Singapore
2 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
2 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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Electric vehicles have ‘higher carbon emissions’
4 months ago

Electric vehicles have ‘higher carbon emissions’

Electric vehicles in Australia’s eastern states are responsible for more carbon dioxide emissions than regular petrol vehicles, according to an expert report that warns Labor’s green cars policy would require …
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Electric cars will be price competitive with petrol by 2023: Professor
4 months ago

Electric cars will be price competitive with petrol by 2023: Professor

Electric cars will hit price parity with petrol by 2023 and be the only cars produced by 2026, while many city petrol stations will be obsolete within a decade, says …
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Why the electric vehicle’s time has come
4 months ago

Why the electric vehicle’s time has come

It may be billed as the vehicle of the future, but the electric vehicle has a history that goes back almost as far as powered locomotion itself.

In fact, the …
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