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NSW Green Slip market to expand after Youi granted CTP licence
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19th Dec 2020
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NSW Green Slip market to expand after Youi granted CTP licence

Consumers now have more choice in the New South Wales compulsory third party insurance (CTP) scheme with the announcement insurer Youi has secured a licence to offer the mandatory cover to all NSW motorists. CTP insurance, also known as a ‘Green Slip’, is required by NSW law in order for motorists to register their vehicle in the state.
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Susannah Guthrie
The Australian states with the most – and fewest – electric car charging points
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28th Oct 2020
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The Australian states with the most – and fewest – electric car charging points

New South Wales is officially the state with the largest number of public electric car charging points in Australia – but it has room to improve if it's going to continue servicing the growing number of electric cars on its roads. A new study from insurance company Budget Direct has broken down the number of DC fast-charging and AC charging points in each state, ranking them based on how many sites there are per electric vehicles on the roads.
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Susannah Guthrie
Sydney's roadside power boxes set to become EV chargers
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12th Oct 2020
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Sydney's roadside power boxes set to become EV chargers

Sydney could become the electric car capital of Australia with a plan to convert roadside electricity distribution boxes into electric vehicle charging stations. The ambitious plan is being driven by Sydney-based charging infrastructure startup JOLT in conjunction with NSW electricity supplier Ausgrid.
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Rob Margeit
NSW Net Zero Plan: Targeted electric car incentive strategy revealed
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16th Mar 2020
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NSW Net Zero Plan: Targeted electric car incentive strategy revealed

The New South Wales government has announced a new plan to fast-track electric car uptake by supporting the rollout of fast-charging infrastructure, incentivising fleet purchases of electric cars and ensuring all new buildings are electric vehicle-ready. The new measures, which were unveiled on March 14, 2020, as part of the first stage in the Berejiklian government's 10-year Net Zero Plan, will contribute to the state's ultimate goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050.
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Susannah Guthrie
Australian road toll rises in 2019
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3rd Jan 2020
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Australian road toll rises in 2019

The number of people killed on Australian roads rose again in 2019, with the national road toll finishing at 1182. Victoria had a horror year on the roads, with 50 more lives lost than the year before, while South Australia saw its death toll rise by 33. The road toll also increased in New South Wales and Western Australia, while the remaining states and territories had fewer deaths on their roads. In total, 1182 people died on the road in Australia last year – up 47 on 2018.
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Scott Collie