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‘Painting them green does not change that reality’: NSW Minister’s electric car warning

‘Painting them green does not change that reality’: NSW Minister’s electric car warning

Planning Minister Rob Stokes has warned Sydney risks being enslaved to cars as he becomes the third senior minister to offer a view on how best to spur the take-up of electric vehicles.

  • by Tom Rabe

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Senior NSW ministers call for federal tax break on electric vehicles

Senior NSW ministers call for federal tax break on electric vehicles

The NSW Treasurer and Transport Minister say the federal government must consider bigger tax breaks to incentivise the take-up of electric vehicles.

  • by Tom Rabe
Andrew Constance shows much needed leadership on electric vehicles
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Andrew Constance shows much needed leadership on electric vehicles

State governments around the country are charging ahead with environmentally-friendly commitments.

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‘Laughing stock of the world’: Minister’s warning over electric car tax

‘Laughing stock of the world’: Minister’s warning over electric car tax

Australia risks becoming the laughing stock of the world if state governments impose electric vehicle taxes too early, according to NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance.

  • by Tom Rabe
Lithium miners set big target to feed electric car battery boom

Lithium miners set big target to feed electric car battery boom

Orocobre and Galaxy Resources are in talks with shareholders to create the fifth-largest lithium producer in the world.

  • by Nick Toscano
‘Thought bubble response’: Treasurer floats $5000 electric vehicle rebates but critics pan scheme
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‘Thought bubble response’: Treasurer floats $5000 electric vehicle rebates but critics pan scheme

State Treasurer Tim Pallas has proposed a financial sweetener of up to $5000 for people who buy new electric vehicles but critics of the electric vehicle tax say it’s nowhere near enough.

  • by Miki Perkins
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Victoria needs a socially just plan to cut transport emissions
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Victoria needs a socially just plan to cut transport emissions

A commitment from the Andrews government to electrify every government vehicle would create an opportunity for local manufacturing and jobs.

  • by Leigh Ewbank
Tesla investors bracing for a share price jolt

Tesla investors bracing for a share price jolt

Tesla has been running under the Wall Street radar this year after a 700 per cent jump in 2020. That looks set to change.

  • by Esha Dey
Electric car battery demand puts lithium in pole position

Electric car battery demand puts lithium in pole position

Waves of investment in battery factories across the world are driving up demand for lithium.

  • by Colin Kruger
Teslas can be ‘tricked’ to run without driver, says Consumer Reports

Teslas can be ‘tricked’ to run without driver, says Consumer Reports

Engineers at the prominent US consumer organisation said they “easily tricked” a Tesla vehicle to drive via its Autopilot feature without anyone in the driver’s seat.

  • by Ed Ludlow and Dana Hull
Electric vehicle tax undermines Daniel Andrews’ talk on climate

Electric vehicle tax undermines Daniel Andrews’ talk on climate

The state government is ploughing ahead with a policy that experts argue will negatively impact on the uptake of electric vehicles.

  • by Annika Smethurst