GUEST OPINION: The recent Zero Emissions Day (21 September) marked the day for us to reflect on what we can better do to reduce harmful carbon emissions and find more sustainable solutions in our ways of life.
Australian energy operators will use a solution from a New Zealand company to handle the biggest change in regulations in the energy market, a switch of energy settlements from 30 minutes to 5 minutes, on 1 October.
Energy and telecommunications customer services provider AGL is expanding its Electric Vehicle (EV) subscription service to Adelaide.
Global electric vehicle sales for the first half of 2021 rose by 160% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that 2.6 million EVs were sold.
Car subscription service Carbar has earned a $50 million class A investment from Sydney-based credit investor Global Credit Investments (GCI). The funding will be used to grow the business and will allow Carbar to gain new car subscriptions.
The Victorian Parliament is expected to start debating today what some have termed the worst electric vehicle policy in the world.
Attempts to find tension between the electric vehicle policies of the federal ALP and its Victorian counterpart is misplaced. One might even call it a beat-up.
Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese is set to announce that the party will put in place some modest incentives that would help to push the take-up of electric vehicles in Australia, in the event that it wins the next election.
A comparison of the output of greenhouse gases by two vehicles — a Tesla Model 3 (electric) and a Toyota RAV4 (petrol) — by a team of academics at the University of Toronto has shown that the EV will generate 36 tons (32.6 tonnes) of such gases over the lifespan of a typical car — 200,000 miles (321,868 km) — while the RAV4 would output more than double that amount – 78 tons (70.8 tonnes).
As the rest of the developed world looks to electric vehicles to help cut their output of greenhouse gases, Australia is firmly in the backseat, looking to the past and attempting to strangle a nascent industry.
China will sell 1.9 million electric vehicles this year, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that this would represent growth of 51% year-on-year and a 9% share of all cars sold in the country.
The first of 17 electric vehicle charging stations earmarked for Central Victoria has been installed in the town of Maryborough.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is offering $16.5 million in grants to expand the network of electric vehicle chargers.
Sales of electric vehicles increased by 39% year-on-year globally in 2020 to 3.1 million units, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that, in comparison, the total passenger car market experienced a sales decline of 14% for 2020.
The national body representing the electric vehicle industry in Australia, the Electric Vehicle Council, has issued a scathing critique of a Future Fuels discussion paper put out by the Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor, describing it as “yet another flaccid, do-nothing document that will prevent Australians getting access to the world’s best electric vehicles.”
Victoria will impose a 2.5 cent per kilometre travelled levy on electric cars used by residents from July 2021, the state Treasurer Tim Pallas has said, adding that the levy for plug-in hybrid vehicles would be 2 cents per kilometre travelled.
The Federal Government has announced a trial of charging technologies for electric vehicles that will be made available to households.
Brisbane-based electric vehicle (EV) charging company Tritium has unveiled the “next stage” in EV charging technology, claiming a “world first” with the launch of its Modular Scalable Charging (MSC) hardware platform.
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