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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...

Electric cars in Australia: Every model available (and some nearly here)

As Australian sales of electric cars continue to rise and industry bodies urge the Federal Government to make charging infrastructure a national priority, it appears EVs have progressed beyond buzzword status to present-day reality...

How do you charge an electric car at home?

Electric cars and all of their many acronyms have been buzzwords for some time now, but for the vast majority who don’t own or have never driven one, they remain a somewhat mystifying modern marvel. Sure, price and misconceptions around electric vehicle range figures are definitely affecting electric vehicle (EV) popularity, but for many buyers it’s more that the logistics of charging them are one big question mark...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Nissan Leaf revealed for Japan

Nissan has revealed a raft of small updates for its electric Leaf hatchback in Japan, but they haven't been confirmed for Australia. The 2020 Leaf, which lobs during February in Japan, will gain an updated ProPilot semi-autonomous driver assist suite to "reduce driver fatigue and stress"...

Why don't Australians buy more EVs?

Driving range, price, and limited knowledge of the available choices are three major impediments to improving battery-electric vehicle (EV) take-up in Australia. That’s the quick and unsurprising summary of a market survey from analytics firm Nielsen, called Caught in the Slow Lane, Australian Adoption of Electric Vehicles...

Melbourne Water chases zero emissions, commits to EVs

Melbourne Water will stop purchasing internal-combustion vehicles immediately where an electric vehicle alternative is available, as part of its move to be carbon neutral by 2030. According to Melbourne Water, the Victorian water sector is the single largest source of emissions for the State Government, with Melbourne water accounting for 51 per cent of the total output...

Free fuel for life: Nissan and CSIRO launch solar-powered EV charging station trial

It’s the dream of any motorist: free fuel for life – and Nissan Australia is poised to find out if it’s possible and practical. Nissan has unveiled three electric-car charging stations at its head office in Melbourne powered by solar panels on its roof. They are part of a 200-day trial to find out if solar-powered charging stations can provide truly emissions-free motoring...

Electric and hybrid cars to no longer get the silent treatment

Australian authorities are poised to introduce new regulations that would force electric and hybrid cars to emit a sound at low speeds to alert vision impaired and distracted pedestrians. During a meeting of all state and federal transport ministers in Adelaide earlier this month, it was proposed that “all electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and hybrid vehicles install an Acoustic Alerting System”, and that a regulation impact statement be ready in “early 2020”...

CarAdvice podcast 164: 2019 Tesla Model 3 review!

Join Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello this week. In car news, a petrol-powered 2020 Audi Q7 could be coming to Australia, the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera has been revealed, Britain’s car industry has given its Prime Minister a warning about leaving the European Union, and Tesla has added Netflix and YouTube to its infotainment...

Electric cars cheaper to run, but high prices still a problem: Study

Electric vehicles are cheaper to run than petrol or diesel cars, but their sticker prices are still too high for buyers to properly reap the benefits, according to a new study from the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ). Although electricity is cheaper than petrol or diesel on a per-kilometre basis, depreciation and the steep purchase price of pure-electric vehicles mean they're still pricier to own over five years...