Known as parallel importing, importing goods directly from overseas suppliers lowers costs and increases supply, which is what Australia’s electric vehicle market needs to catch up with the world.
An electric bus charging on the side of a street in Montréal. Funding public transit is a good way to reduce greenhouse emissions while ensuring economic equality in moving to clean transportation.
Rather than promoting individual electric vehicles for lower-income consumers, governments should fund electric public transit instead.
Converting to electric cars is going to take time. With transport being Australia’s fastest-growing source of emissions, action on all fronts – road, rail, sea and aviation – is needed.
Major new policies are still needed to accelerate the road transport transition. There’s good news, however: Australian motorists have been promised more choice soon.
More EV charging hookups in public locations like garages and parking lots would prompt more drivers of color to buy EVs.
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Reducing air pollution from cars and light trucks would pay big health dividends for low-income and minority communities. A new survey shows how to get more drivers of color into electric vehicles.
Air pollution from traffic causes the deaths of thousands of Australians. A swift transition to electric vehicles will save lives – and save households and businesses money in the long run.
We’ve heard all the concerns about switching to electric cars before. But California, a market with many similarities, shows why Australia is well placed to accelerate its transition.
An electric cab drives past the White House in Washington DC in 1905.
Electric vehicles were around long before their fossil fuel rivals. They are also set to outlast them because of advantages their advocates noted as early as a century ago.
Opposition from vested interests – including oil refineries and the car dealership industry – has held Australia back on fuel efficiency. The onus is now on the Albanese government to intervene.
Electric cars are important - but we can now electrify all land-based transport, from buses to bikes to trucks. We need good policy settings.
A study commissioned by the ACT government finds zero-interest loans and free registration help – but the price of the car and petrol prices matter most of all.
Electric vehicle sales are growing quickly.
A new international report on climate change finds rapid changes could cut emissions from transportation by 80% to 90%. Three behavior change trends could bring big improvements.
Unfortunately, Australians should not expect EVs to suddenly become cheap and easy to get here in the next couple of years unless policy changes.
Proposals to cut Australia’s fuel excise will prolong an already alarming dependence on oil-based imports and undermine policies to shift the nation away from fossil fuels.
U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they meet in the Oval Office of the White House on Nov. 18, 2021, in Washington.
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Amid another flurry of U.S. protectionist measures, Canada should reconsider the value of global trade deals over bilateral agreements. But it should also support its own industries.
The sale of traditional vehicles would have to cease completely by 2038 to reach the government’s target. So where’s the plan to get there?
It’s encouraging to see the Morrison government move past its claim electric vehicles would ‘end the weekend’. But the new plan is not the national electric vehicle strategy Australia deserves, and badly needs.
Visitors look at a Peugeot E Legend concept car on display at the Auto show in Paris, France, in 2018, where all-electric vehicles were among the stars of the show.
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If the minority Liberal government is sincere on its election promise, it will adopt a nationwide mandate on zero-emission vehicles.
Electric vehicles deserve government subsidies, but there are even better ways to build greener, less car-dependent cities.
Moving New Zealanders rapidly into electric vehicles is a good idea, but success will still depend on a number of difficult to predict economic forces.