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We thought Australian cars were using less fuel. New research shows we were wrong
9 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
9 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
9 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’
11 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
11 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
11 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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ATA calls for action on electrical vehicle road user charging
11 months ago

ATA calls for action on electrical vehicle road user charging

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) supports the Federal Government in implementing road user charging stations for electric vehicles, following the release of a new report by the Bureau of Infrastructure, …
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ACCC’s sloppy logic on electric vehicles fails to consider health costs
11 months ago

ACCC’s sloppy logic on electric vehicles fails to consider health costs

The ACCC’s claim that pollution-emitting vehicles are unfairly subsidising zero-emission vehicles completely overlooks the enormous health cost to the taxpayer caused by combustion engine vehicles, the Electric Vehicle Council has …
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ACCC says gas guzzlers subsidise electric cars, calls for change in how we pay for roads
11 months ago

ACCC says gas guzzlers subsidise electric cars, calls for change in how we pay for roads

WEALTHY motorists who can afford flash electric cars are unfairly using roads for free at the expense of poorer drivers, consumer tsar Rod Sims said yesterday.

Mr Sims, who chairs …
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You’ll probably need just 300 seconds to fully charge an EV by 2021, BP says
12 months ago

You’ll probably need just 300 seconds to fully charge an EV by 2021, BP says

Oil giant BP is investing in tech that will fully charge an electric vehicle in five minutes by 2021, according to BloombergNEF.

BP is currently spending $200m a year on …
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