Government Policy and Infrastructure news
Are there enough EV chargers in Australia? Here's your guide to availability & wait times
Public EV charging networks are growing, but there still aren’t enough today. Does that mean you shouldn’t buy an EV?
Ampol EV chargers head into the shops
Fuel giant Ampol will enter shopping centres for the first time with its AmpCharge electric vehicle network
Victoria EV tax rises for 2023-24, as EV rebate ends early
The state will increase its controversial EV and PHEV tax again, as it abolishes its EV rebate reportedly early.
Chargefox pricing trial shows huge fluctuations in cost to users
The South Australian Government wants EV owners to charge during the day – but it’ll come at a cost if you can’t.
Westpac offers free charging with EV loans
Big bank Westpac will offer free limited Chargefox charging with a new EV finance loan
NRMA to end free charging, Chargefox trialing overstay fees, WA getting more chargers
The public fast EV charging landscape is shifting in Australia, with NRMA soon to end free charging and Chargefox initiating a trial of idling fees.
BYD, Polestar respond: Stock boosted for Victorians to beat EV rebate deadline
With Victoria’s EV rebate ending soon, some car brands are responding by pushing more stock so buyers can qualify for the handout before it expires
Luxury Car Tax (LCT) could be cut for EVs under EU trade deal
European-made EVs could become more attainable as the government considers lifting or exempting the controversial LCT.
Ford & GM switching to Tesla NACS EV chargers in North America
The landmark move will see the first non-Tesla car manufacturer integrate with its Supercharging network
Can you check if you've been snapped by a speed camera?
You've just experienced that sinking feeling that you may have fallen foul of a speed camera. Is there a way to see if you'll actually be fined?
Queensland Electric Super Highway to almost double by 2025
The state government-backed EV charging network will further expand in the next two years.
EV Council calls for massive leap in charger reliability, upkeep and locations in new report
The lobby group has called for Australia’s public EV charging infrastructure to have more ‘redundancy’ and maintenance measures akin to a supermarket or petrol station.
Which electric cars are exempt from the Luxury Car Tax?
The contentious LCT continues to shadow new car buyers, so here’s every EV that’s protected from it.
Luxury Car Tax (LCT) threshold increased for 2022-23
LCT threshold requirements have been lifted again for another financial year
How much does it cost to charge an electric car?
Buying an electric car isn’t exactly ‘affordable’ for many, but for the most part, they're cheaper to run. We break down charging costs in this guide
EV charging stations to link regional Australia in $100m project
A nationwide link of fast EV chargers will roll out by 2025 covering rural and regional Australia
Victoria to adopt digital drivers licence in 2024
VIC to join QLD, NSW and SA with regional trial from July
Queensland doubles EV rebate to further lower price barrier
Nine months after Queensland’s EV incentives were introduced, the policy has now been revised by doubling the subsidy for select households with more models eligible
What electric vehicle incentives are on offer in Australia?
With more EVs being introduced into the market, what are governments offering to increase uptake among private buyers?
Australia commits to fuel efficiency standards: Details & industry response
The government’s latest consultation paper confirms a new vehicle carbon emissions mandate will be legislated, but time’s still needed
EVs would benefit regional Australians most, report claims
A new report highlights long-distance travelling regional Australian drivers can save billions in fuel costs by going electric, but emissions standards are needed
US EPA proposes strict emissions rules in EV push
The proposed US mandate pushes for electric cars and could save the economy more than A$1.5 trillion – if passed
Australian fuel efficiency standards: 120 city leaders call for strong action
Australian council-elected representatives have signed a petition to urge the federal government to boost the local EV market
Audi plugs into Origin Energy for E-Tron owners
Leading energy provider seeking to promote EV ownership with the dangling carrot of savings at the charger