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Victorian Ombudsman rips into the state government over ‘unreasonable, inflexible’ EV road use charges

- September 27, 2023 3 MIN READ

As Victorian premier Daniel Andrews heads to the exit door this afternoon after nine years, one mess his successor will need to clean up is the government’s road-user charge for electric and hybrid vehicles, which has been branded unreasonable by state’s Ombudsman Deborah Glass. The government introduced the Zero and Low Emission Vehicles (ZLEV) Act… Read more »

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EV sales are going gangbusters in Australia

- April 5, 2023 2 MIN READ

New car sales fell in March, down 3.9% on 12 months ago to 97,251, but the shift to electric vehicles is well and truly underway in Australia The monthly figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) reveal that battery electric vehicle sales grew by 19.5% on March 2022 figures along with plug-in-hybrid sales… Read more »

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Australian electric car-sharing platform evee charges ahead with crowdfunding campaign on Birchal

- March 27, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

Electric car-sharing startup evee is raising capital via crowdfunding, as it looks to expand into the UK and EU markets.  Evee launched in 2016 and is now hoping to raise $1.6 million in an equity crowdfunding campaign on Birchal.  The company hit three million kilometres of electric vehicle (EV) sharing just days before kicking off… Read more »

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Queensland researchers are investigating whether connecting Teslas to the grid could be used to power your neighbourhood

- November 17, 2021 2 MIN READ

Researchers at the University of Queensland (UQ) will conduct a world-first global trial to see if the spare battery capacity in electric vehicles (EV) could support the local electricity grid, and potentially power homes. UQ has partnered with analytics platform Teslascope to recruit Tesla owners internationally to take part in the study examining car use and… Read more »

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NSW will waive stamp duty on buying EVs and offer $3000 rebates – and wants the government fleet to be 100% electric by 2030

- June 20, 2021 3 MIN READ

Stamp duty waived on EVs priced under $78,000 from Sept 1 $3,000 rebate on 25,000 EVs priced under $68,750 $171 million for new charging infrastructure The NSW government will waive stamp duty for electric vehicles (EVs) costing less than $78,000 and offer $3,000 rebates to 25,000 people who buy a battery and hydrogen fuel cell… Read more »


SPAC ATTACK: Brisbane EV charging venture Tritium heads to NASDAQ listing with $1.55 billion valuation

- May 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

Brisbane-based electric vehicle fast charging company Tritium will list on the NASDAQ exchange under a deal with a US listed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation II (NASDAQ: DCRN) that values the 20-year-old Australian business at A$1.55 billion (US$1.2bn). Founded in 2001 by e-mobility pioneers Dr David Finn, James Kennedy, and Dr… Read more »

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Researchers are looking at turning electric vehicles into virtual power plants to create a ‘big battery’ on wheels

- July 21, 2020 2 MIN READ

Your electric car could be the solution to future blackouts at home, with researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) looking at how EVs can support the energy grid. The ANU researchers estimate that if all of Australia’s vehicles were electric they’d store enough power to equal five of the federal government’s $5.1 billion plan… Read more »