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Sales of electric cars triple in 2019
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6th Feb 2020
3 min read

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
Takata: Brands with lower completion rates still on track with mandatory recall
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6th Aug 2019
3 min read

Takata: Brands with lower completion rates still on track with mandatory recall

Australia's Takata airbag recall is almost 80 per cent complete, but the ACCC data says there are three brands with a conversion rate below 70 per cent. A combination of heat and humidity can make the propellant in Takata airbag inflators degrade over time. In an accident where the airbags deploy, metal fragments could shoot into the cabin, posing a serious risk of injury or death to passengers.
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Scott Collie
Why the brakes have been slammed on new-car sales
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4th Jul 2019
3 min read

Why the brakes have been slammed on new-car sales

ANALYSIS New-car sales have hit the brakes in the biggest slowdown since the Global Financial Crisis a decade ago – and the federal election hasn’t provided the “bounce” the industry was counting on. While there was an initial surge reported in the days that followed the May ballot, the bounce has turned into a dead ball, according to industry analysts.
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Joshua Dowling
FCAI slams NSW stamp duty proposal
News
4th Mar 2019
2 min read

FCAI slams NSW stamp duty proposal

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Scott Collie
News
4th Mar 2019
2 min read

FCAI slams NSW stamp duty proposal

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Scott Collie
LNP backs calls for service data to be shared with independent repairers
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12th Feb 2019
4 min read

LNP backs calls for service data to be shared with independent repairers

The Liberal/National Party (LNP) has this morning released its consultation paper into the sharing of manufacturer vehicle service and repair information, backing the ACCC's calls to make it mandatory.
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Scott Collie
Greater 'clarity' required around Australian emissions regulations - Hyundai
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30th Nov 2018
4 min read

Greater 'clarity' required around Australian emissions regulations - Hyundai

Hyundai has reinforced the need for new emissions regulations in Australia, suggesting the industry is eagerly waiting for a 'line in the sand' from the Federal Government on the issue. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the Hyundai Ioniq in Brisbane, Scott Nargar, manager of future mobility and government relations at Hyundai Australia, highlighted the importance of certainty surrounding emissions Down Under.
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Scott Collie