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Why taxing electric vehicles is an important next step in government policy

- November 30, 2020 4 MIN READ

The South Australian and Victorian governments have announced, and New South Wales is considering, road user charges on electric vehicles. This policy has drawn scorn from environmental advocates and motor vehicle lobbyists who fear it will slow the uptake of less-polluting vehicles. But, from a longer-term transport policy perspective, a distance-based road user charge on… Read more »

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Australian-designed electric air ambulances are set to hit the sky by 2023

- November 26, 2020 2 MIN READ

Sydney startup AMSL Aero has built a battery-powered Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft with a cruising speed of 300kmh that could hit the skies as an air ambulance in 2023. The Vertiia eVTOL prototype, developed in conjunction with University of Sydney researchers and Australian aeromedical company, CareFlight, can travel at twice the speed… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- March 10, 2020 5 MIN READ

  It’s tech Tuesday. We hope you’re COVID-19 free. Here’s what’s happening. 1. He has a point, but… On the weekend, Elon Musk offered his thoughts on COVID-19. The coronavirus panic is dumb — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 6, 2020 The Tesla boss has a point. Re-staging the highlights from Choc Mundine’s boxing career in the… Read more »