Electric vehicles

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Australia is banking on China’s economy to take off but headwinds are looming
The Albanese government is wary of Chinese economic volatility amid a slumping property sector and shrinking population

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

21, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Electric vehicle sales accelerate to record highs in New Zealand
Environmental awareness and government-backed subsidies have contributed to the spike, while Australian purchases remain stuck in the slow lane

Charlotte Graham-McLay in Wellington

18, Jan, 2023 @2:39 AM

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China takes great leap forward in Australia’s car market with EVs leading the charge
Exclusive: Sales of Chinese-made vehicles increased 61% in 2022 with one industry expert saying companies are ‘innovating faster’

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

18, Jan, 2023 @12:06 AM

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Expanding electric vehicle charging network requires more government funding, advocates say
‘It covers most of Australia but lots of locations only have one or two chargers,’ BP Pulse business development manager says, as others call for greater public spending to reduce queues

Henry Belot

16, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Electric planes sound like a fantasy but they may be the future for short-haul in Australia
With net zero technologies for long-haul flights still far in the future, opportunities may lie with smaller operators

Royce Kurmelovs

08, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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New cars charging into Australia’s electric vehicle market in 2023
From high-end luxury sedans, to modest hatchbacks – we take a look at 10 of the new models set for release in 2023

Royce Kurmelovs

02, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Saddler to supercharger: Tenterfield’s Tesla site sparks local debate on EVs
The network of EV charging stations across rural NSW is expanding – but not everyone is completely happy about it

Michael Burge

12, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Labor’s EV strategy won’t immediately fix Australia’s supply problems, experts say
Until a fuel efficiency standard is introduced, supply will be prioritised to Europe, the US and the UK

Jordyn Beazley

26, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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World’s biggest carmakers to build 400m more vehicles than 1.5C climate target will allow
Toyota, Volkswagen and Hyundai/Kia on track to make far more petrol and diesel cars than is sustainable

Royce Kurmelovs

10, Nov, 2022 @3:00 AM

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E-scooter safety: Australian states and territories under pressure after spate of fatal crashes
After three riders died in September and injuries rise, doctors are pushing for better helmet compliance and a rethink on regulations

Cait Kelly

22, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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The Coalition is seeing red (meat) over the methane pledge – but it’s not just about burping cattle | Temperature Check
About half of the CO2-equivalent caused by releasing methane in Australia comes from agriculture. The rest comes mainly from coalmines, oil, gas and waste

Graham Readfearn

19, Oct, 2022 @11:30 PM

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Electric vehicles just 3.39% of new Australian car sales despite sharp increase, report says
EV Council figures show uptake lags behind other countries with carmakers opting to send stock to faster-growing markets

Royce Kurmelovs

13, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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