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Hybrid, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid: What’s the difference?
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2nd Oct 2020
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Hybrid, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid: What’s the difference?

August 2020 marked the first time Australia’s new-car market was dominated by a hybrid vehicle. The popularity of the Toyota RAV4 hybrid has almost single-handedly driven curiosity in the burgeoning technology, with almost every major manufacturer exploring hybrid technology in some capacity.
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Susannah Guthrie
What it’s really like to charge an electric car in Australia
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4th Sep 2020
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What it’s really like to charge an electric car in Australia

With increasingly affordable options available and battery sizes and ranges on the rise, electric cars are becoming more of a mainstay in the Australian car industry. We’re past debating the merits of the cars themselves – we know they’re up to the task, and they’re only going to improve – but questions remain about charging them.
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Susannah Guthrie
Your instant asset write-off car questions for 2020, answered
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1st Aug 2020
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Your instant asset write-off car questions for 2020, answered

The instant asset write-off scheme was introduced in 2015 as a way of allowing small business to claim the depreciation amount (i.e. the amount of value something is likely to lose over time) of a work-related purchase like a car or a computer in one hit, rather than gradually over a multi-year period.
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Susannah Guthrie
Tips for applying for car finance
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1st Jan 2020
3 min read

Tips for applying for car finance

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Derek Fung
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1st Jan 2020
3 min read

Tips for applying for car finance

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Derek Fung
Types of car finance: a quick guide
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30th Dec 2019
4 min read

Types of car finance: a quick guide

When it comes to time to putting a new car in your driveway, there are a lot of financing options available. We take a look at the four basic methods for funding your next vehicle. This story was originally published in 2015. The loan is probably the simplest financial product to understand: a financial institution lends you a big wad of cash and you use it to buy something. Depending on your circumstances and preferences, a personal loan can be either secured or unsecured.
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Derek Fung
Tips for calculating your car-related tax deduction
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21st Jul 2015
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Tips for calculating your car-related tax deduction

Another financial new year has come and gone, so it’s time for most of us to start thinking about our taxes. Here are a few tips that may help with some of your car-related tax work. Unless you’re on a novated lease, any kilometres you do in your car for your job or business can contribute towards a tax deduction. If you’re on a novated lease, this article does not apply to you and you're already entitled to a series of potential tax benefits, which we'll talk about in a future feature.
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Derek Fung