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Sales of electric cars triple in 2019
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6th Feb 2020
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Sales of electric cars triple in 2019

Sales of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in Australia have grown substantially over the last 12 months, although this excitement should be tempered considering the low base they’ve come from. Figures sourced from the Electric Vehicle Council show 6718 fully electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) cars were sold in Australia in 2019, more than triple the 2216 sold over the preceding 12 months.
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Mike Costello
Senate EV Inquiry Chair meets with industry ahead of hearings
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25th Jul 2018
2 min read

Senate EV Inquiry Chair meets with industry ahead of hearings

The upcoming Senate Inquiry into electric vehicles will meet today meet with the Electric Vehicle Council in Melbourne, ahead of formal written submissions closing on July 27. Led by South Australian Senator, Tim Storer, the inquiry will investigate the "economic, environmental and social benefits" of widespread electric vehicle adoption Down Under, using a Bloomberg report claiming 50 per cent of global new car sales will be electric as part of his inspiration.
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Scott Collie
ACT Government to lease only zero-emission cars by 2021
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16th Apr 2018
2 min read

ACT Government to lease only zero-emission cars by 2021

The Australian Capital Territory Government has announced an audacious plan to lease only electric vehicles by 2021, following on from its commitment to using 100 per cent renewable energy by 2020.
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Scott Collie
CarAdvice podcast 54: EV Council, ClimateWorks, and that $390k EV grant
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26th May 2017

CarAdvice podcast 54: EV Council, ClimateWorks, and that $390k EV grant

Joining Mandy this week is Mike Costello and Dave Zalstein. Featuring in car news is the 2018 Volkswagen Arteon Australian details confirmed, Ford Fiesta Australian future in doubt, Hyundai i30 N to offer eight-speed dual-clutch for 2019, Ford CEO Mark Fields retires, and Michelin rejects the call to increase minimum worn tyre depth. Birthday boy, Tony Crawford, reviews a bright red 2017 HSV GTSR Maloo.
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