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26/03/2024

Electric Vehicle Council endorses government’s NVES model

The Electric Vehicle Council has endorsed the government’s new vehicle efficiency standards as a big step forward for Australia. “For many years now, we’ve campaigned for Australia to join the US and Europe by introducing vehicle efficiency standards so car makers are incentivised to offer their best and most affordable electric options to Australians,” said Electric Vehicle Council chief executive… Continue Reading

18/10/2023

High Court’s historic EV decision a win for drivers and the environment

The High Court's decision to strike down Victoria's ill-considered electric vehicle tax is a win for Australian motorists, a win for the environment, and a win for the national interest, according to the Electric Vehicle… Continue Reading

28/09/2023

Width limit changes to drive electric truck uptake

The federal government’s move to increase the width limit of trucks will bring Australia in line with major overseas markets and help increase the uptake of electric heavy vehicles, according to the Electric Vehicle Council.… Continue Reading

15/09/2023

Cutting money from EVs to fund handouts for coal: not what NSW voted for

Electric Vehicle Council  The Minns Government's unflagged backflip on EV incentives will crimp the spread of electric cars to Sydney's west, deteriorate air quality, and significantly increase the state's carbon emissions, according to the Electric… Continue Reading

05/07/2023

Australia-Indonesia leaders commended for EV partnership

Statement from Electric Vehicle Council CEO Behyad Jafari on Australia and Indonesia’s agreement to advance cooperation and collaboration on electric vehicle production. “We welcome this commitment between Australia and Indonesia to advance the development of… Continue Reading

04/07/2023

New vehicle efficiency standard will slash overall cost of cars, research finds

Statement from Electric Vehicle Council CEO Behyad Jafari on new research from economics advisory firm Mandala Partners. “A well-designed new vehicle efficiency standard is crucial if we want to end Australia's reputation as the dumping… Continue Reading

19/04/2023

EV strategy welcome but fuel standards must be bold

The Electric Vehicle Council has welcomed Australia’s first National Electric Vehicle Strategy but warns the government must act swiftly and boldly to calibrate and enforce Australia’s fuel efficiency standards. Electric Vehicle Council chief executive Behyad… Continue Reading

13/04/2023

Australia must urgently match US EV move or cement status as world’s dirty car dumping ground

Australia's status as the world's dumping ground for dated, high-emission vehicles will be cemented if the Albanese Government does not move swiftly to catch up with new fuel efficiency standards as announced by the Biden… Continue Reading

26/03/2023

NZ’s fuel efficiency standards proving popular, time for Australia to catch up

New Zealand’s recent introduction of fuel efficiency standards are proving extremely popular, with 62 per cent of New Zealanders believing the standards are "good policy for New Zealand," versus only 12 per cent who disagree… Continue Reading

23/02/2023

Vehicle pollution killing 10x more Australians than road accidents

The Electric Vehicle Council is imploring the Federal Government to ‘clear the air’ by introducing strong mandatory fuel efficiency standards, as new research shows significantly more Australians are dying from traffic pollution than previously estimated.… Continue Reading

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