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Australians falling out of love with small cars and petrol engines
4 months ago

Australians falling out of love with small cars and petrol engines

The mainstays of the Aussie car market have taken a hit in the last year as car buying intentions cut a path away from the norm.

Both small cars and …
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How Much Oil Is Displaced by Electric Vehicles? Not Much, So Far
4 months ago

How Much Oil Is Displaced by Electric Vehicles? Not Much, So Far

Electric vehicles are taking ever-bigger bites out of global oil demand, but they haven’t yet caught up with the growing size of the pie.

Gasoline and diesel displacement by electric …
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“Open Season” for Australian Parliamentary Reports (Electric Vehicles)
6 months ago

“Open Season” for Australian Parliamentary Reports (Electric Vehicles)

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On 27 June 2018, a resolution was passed in the Australian Senate for the establishment of a Senate Special Committee on Electric Vehicles. The Committee was instructed to investigate and …
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Report urges Government to support electric vehicles
6 months ago

Report urges Government to support electric vehicles

Australia needs to get serious about the uptake of electric vehicles on our roads, according to a report from a Senate Committee.

The committee has made a number …
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Road-user charge urged for electric cars: AAA
6 months ago

Road-user charge urged for electric cars: AAA

The nation’s peak motoring body says both major parties must confront the replacement of fuel excise with a road-user charge and start the transition by applying it to the growing fleet of …
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Electric vehicle owners ‘should pay a road tax’, drivers’ survey finds
8 months 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?
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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

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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