Why cheaper electric vehicles are being kept out of the Australian market

Why cheaper electric vehicles are being kept out of the Australian market

1 week ago
Analysts say Australian motorists are missing out on cheaper electric vehicles due to government inaction on climate change, with new data revealing local models are far too expensive to compete with petrol cars. As Australia falls further behind other nations on EV adoption, research published by Compare the Market on Friday gave us a clue about why. The report found it would take 16 years of driving for an EV in Australia to become cost […]
Read More

Here’s everything you need to know about fuel

4 months ago
It’s a little game we all play when we get behind the wheel, called “make the needle move as slowly as possible”. Because – let’s face it – none of us enjoys pulling into the service station for more fuel. Last year, the average passenger car in the ACT travelled 11,800 kilometres and consumed around 11.1 litres of fuel every 100 kilometres. That’s 1,309 litres of fuel a year. Canberra’s average price for regular unleaded […]
Read More

Electric vehicles may be growing in popularity, but petrol is here to stay

4 months ago
Regular readers of this column will know I have a certain fondness for cars, automobiles and vehicles of all shapes and sizes. I’m a bit of an old-school person generally, preferring the makes and shapes of the 1950s and 1960s rather than the almost anonymous lookalikes that parade up and down our roads today. Admittedly, the modern car is far safer and much more efficient than its predecessors but it does share one major factor […]
Read More

European Union set to ban petrol and diesel new cars

8 months ago
Sales of brand-new petrol and diesel cars are set to be banned in Europe in the coming years, according to nine member countries. A report from industry outlet Automotive News says the European Commission – the branch of the European Union (EU) responsible for proposing and implementing legislation – is preparing to set a date which would end the sale of cars and vans with traditional internal-combustion engines. A handful of municipalities around the world […]
Read More

Electric vehicles to charge ahead with federal budget incentives

1 year ago
Businesses will be offered incentives to invest in new electric car fleets as part of the Morrison government’s push towards net-zero emissions beyond 2050. And the move is expected to push down the price of such vehicles for Australian families. Next week’s federal budget will include a $74.5 million package to assist businesses trial new technology for fleets – including hydrogen, electric and biofuelled vehicles – and install charging infrastructure at workplaces nationwide. Grants will […]
Read More

Create your account