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Why Labor’s fringe benefits tax cut on EVs won’t help you buy one anytime soon

- August 1, 2022 4 MIN READ

The Albanese government has introduced tax cuts to electric vehicles in its first sitting week, claiming the proposed changes would be “good for motorists, good for climate action and good for fleet purchases”. They won’t, however, help most Australians afford one. Labor plans to stop the “fringe benefits tax” applying to electric vehicles. This tax… Read more »

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Labor pledges to double investment in electric and hydrogen vehicles to $500 million if it wins the election

- May 2, 2022 2 MIN READ

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has pledged to double the government’s $250 million Future Fuels Fund to $500 million to boost electric vehicle uptake and infrastructure if it wins the federal election on May 21.  The ALP’s ‘Driving the Nation’ policy also embraces hydrogen vehicles and infrastructure, and hopes to make EVs more affordable and easier to charge, as… Read more »

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The Morrison government’s new EV strategy leaves Australia idling in the garage as the world hits the road

- November 10, 2021 4 MIN READ

The Morrison government will  announced its long-awaited electric vehicle strategy, coinciding with COP26 climate change talks underway in Glasgow. The new policy contains some welcome new funding, but is largely notable for what it omits. In a welcome move, the government has allocated an additional A$250 million for electric vehicles, primarily aimed at charging infrastructure.… Read more »

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The Morrison government’s new EV policy avoids subsides and an end date for petrol vehicles

- November 9, 2021 3 MIN READ

After demonising Labor’s policy on electric cars before the 2019 election, the federal government has put electric vehicles at the centre of a new “Future Fuels and Vehicles Strategy” to be released by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday. The policy puts another A$178 million into the government’s future fuels fund, bringing it to $250… Read more »

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An EV charging startup co-founded by former Tritium employees just raised a $1.7 million seed round

- July 8, 2021 2 MIN READ

A Brisbane startup following in the footsteps of electric vehicles (EV) charging unicorn Tritium has raised a $1.7 million seed round. EVOS was founded by three former Tritium employees. That fellow Brisbane venture is set to list on the US NASDAQ via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The new startup is focused on fleet energy… Read more »

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Labor’s new energy policy will offer discounts on electric vehicles and ‘community batteries’ to store solar power

- March 31, 2021 2 MIN READ

Anthony Albanese will promise a Labor government would deliver a discount to cut the cost of electric cars and install community batteries, in modest initiatives costing $400 million over several years. The announcement, to be made Wednesday, comes as Labor debates its platform at a “virtual” national conference involving some 400 participants. At present only… Read more »

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US accelerates EV revolution as the Morrison government rules out incentives for Australians

- February 8, 2021 4 MIN READ

The Morrison government on Friday released a plan to reduce carbon emissions from Australia’s road transport sector. Controversially, it ruled out consumer incentives to encourage electric vehicle uptake. The disappointing document is not the electric vehicle jump-start the country sorely needs. In contrast, the United States has recently gone all-in on electric vehicles. Like leaders… Read more »