States and cities sign up for electric vehicle fleets

Widespread public sector usage of electric vehicles (EVs) has moved a step closer after members of the Climate Action Roundtable signed an agreement to accelerate their implementation in government agencies. South Australia, Western Australia, the ACT, Adelaide and Hobart signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Electric Vehicle Council at a meeting in Adelaide on […]

Australian governments slow on electric vehicles

Australia is a laggard compared to other countries when it comes to encouraging the use of electric vehicles (EVs). The ACT is the only jurisdiction in Australia which offers any sort of incentive to motorists to go electric. This is in stark contrast to most of the rest of the developed world. Most countries in […]

SA drives vehicle strategy to Rio 20

The South Australian Government has announced its Low Emission Vehicle Strategy at the Rio 20 Conference. Developed in consultation with industry partners, the strategy promotes the use and development of fuel efficient and electric vehicles as well as renewable and low emission fuels, according to the South Australian Government. Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, […]

Looking beyond electric vehicles

OPINION By Doug Harland Current transport paradigms are no longer affordable or sustainable. Electrification of our urban transport system is urgently required, but we need to think beyond electric cars. A comparison between Australia and two countries that have high quality infrastructure, namely Japan and Germany, highlights our great infrastructure delivery and maintenance challenge and […]

Electric cars hit Victorian streets

Victoria is powering towards an 'electric vehicle future' with the trial of electric cars on its streets.   Premier John Brumby has launched Victoria’s Electric Vehicle Trial, with 50 organisations and 180 households across the State to participating in the five-year trial.   About 60 vehicles will be used in the trial and they have […]

Mitsubishi zooms into City of Sydney with electric car

By Lilia Guan After two years of chasing Japanese-based car manufacturer, Mitsubishi Australia has agreed to deliver an electric car to the City of Sydney.   Mitsubishi Australia will deliver an i-MiEV to the Council so it can trial the car for staff usage in the future, said Chris Binn, acting director of operations for […]

Canberra to host first electric car infrastructure

By Staff Writer Canberra has been chosen as the host of Australia’s first electric vehicle infrastructure with a network to be completed within four years.  Better Place Australia, the leading electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and services provider announced that Canberra will host the first city-wide roll-out of electric vehicle infrastructure in Australia. Better Place founder and chief executive […]

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