News Category: News

14 October 2021

With EVs critical to UN 2030 target, Australia must stop being world's dirty car dumping ground

With reports today that Australia will need a "dramatic shift" to electric cars to meet a…
7 October 2021

Australians ready to embrace electric cars and want their pollies to back the switch: poll

A majority of Australians are ready to get behind the wheel of an electric car…
29 September 2021

NSW's 2030 emissions commitment will make state an investment magnet

NSW's 2030 emissions commitment will make state an investment magnet New South Wales has sent…
15 September 2021

Industry leading partnership to remove electric freight vehicle barriers

An industry leading partnership between the Australian Trucking Association and Electric Vehicle Council will work…
26 August 2021

Marshall Gov should slow down on EV announcements, ensure it gets the right holistic policy for SA

The Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) is urging the South Australian Government to slow down and…
23 August 2021

New South Wales zooms to the front in 2021 electric vehicles policy ratings

New South Wales has topped the Electric Vehicle Council policy scorecard ratings for the first…
12 August 2021

Boost to Australia's fast charging network should help energise EV take up

The Electric Vehicle Council has welcomed a $24.55 million commitment announced today by the Australian…
5 May 2021

Constance correct: electric vehicles set to deliver huge boost to NSW

New South Wales can join the world in capturing the abundant benefits of electric vehicles…
4 May 2021

New Victorian target and subsidies for EVs could help push Australia back toward the global pack

The Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) has welcomed the intent shown by the Victorian Government with…
29 April 2021

Perrottet demonstrates nuanced approach to EV taxation issue, paves way for NSW to seize EV benefits

The Electric Vehicle Council has commended the NSW Government for taking a consultative and nuanced…
22 April 2021

25 Organisations Open Letter: Victoria EV Tax Worst EV Policy in the World

An unlikely group of 25 companies and organisations, including car manufacturers, auto groups, electrical infrastructure…
31 March 2021

Labor’s national electric vehicle plan would help Australia catch up to the global pack

The Electric Vehicle Council welcomes the Australian Labor Party’s pledge to make electric vehicles more…
18 March 2021

Victoria's parliament must reject Pallas's tax on not polluting or risk getting lapped by NSW

The Electric Vehicle Council is calling on the Victorian Parliament to reject the Andrews Government's…
3 March 2021

New electric car sales figures show Australia stalled with hazards flashing

New figures released today by the Electric Vehicle Council show Australian electric car sales stagnant…
5 February 2021

Incentives for electric vehicles make sense to Biden, Boris, and OECD - but Taylor apparently knows better

Angus Taylor’s ‘Future Fuels’ discussion paper is “yet another flaccid, do-nothing document that will prevent…
1 February 2021

Victorian voters reject Andrews Government’s tax on electric vehicles

Almost half of Victorian voters would prefer to buy an electric car and even more…
29 January 2021

GM's all-electric announcement proves Australian pollies have been Holden us back

Less than a year after pulling out of Australia and killing the Holden brand, GM's…
15 December 2020

Statement regarding leaked draft of Australia’s electric car strategy

“Transitioning to electric vehicles is unarguably in our national interest, yet this strategy does nothing…
25 November 2020

States’ choice: Abandon electric car taxes? Or abandon 2050 zero emission target?

The Electric Vehicle Council is urging state governments to clarify whether they intend to push…
13 November 2020

Perrottet's tax idea would seal NSW's fate as the dirty car capital of the world 

New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet will cement his state's status as the dirty car…
12 November 2020

SA Labor shows the way with clear opposition to bizarre electric vehicle tax 

South Australian Labor's clear and reasoned opposition to the State Government's disastrous electric vehicle tax…
11 November 2020

SA becomes only jurisdiction on planet to disincentivise electric vehicles with tax

SA becomes only jurisdiction on planet to disincentivise electric vehicles with tax The South Australian…
6 November 2020

SA Government leads the way with smart electric vehicle investment

SA Government leads the way with smart electric vehicle investment The South Australian Government’s Electric…
28 September 2020

Electric vehicle tax myth busted by new EY analysis

"These numbers prove that every driver who switches delivers a $1370 boost to government coffers,…
22 September 2020

Gov’s plan to offer business grants for electric vehicles will help electrify Australia’s used car market

The Electric Vehicle Council has today warmly welcomed the federal government's intention to offer Australian…
19 August 2020

New report reveals we're revving to embrace electric vehicles, but government is applying the handbrake

"The fact is that in 2020, for most Australians, an electric vehicle is a far…
5 August 2020

Australian auto industry's voluntary CO2 shift shows it's time for government to get moving

The Australian auto industry's decision to unilaterally move on CO2 standards shows the door is…
3 July 2020

Proposed new tax on EVs would put wheel clamp on NSW’s clean future

"If government revenue from cigarette sales falls, it’s not logical to just whack a big…
14 March 2020

NSW Government shows real leadership with EV incentives in Net Zero Plan

The New South Wales Government is setting the state up for a cleaner, more efficient…
6 February 2020

Huge jump in Aussie EV sales underscores massive untapped potential

A 203 per cent jump in Australian electric vehicles sales for 2019 is welcome, but…
16 December 2019

Applying an extra tax on EVs would make Australia a global laughing stock

A new report from Infrastructure Partnerships Australia that suggests an additional 'road user charge' on…
8 October 2019

New digital platform for fleet managers set to drive mass switch to EVs

New digital platform for fleet managers set to drive mass switch to EVs A new…
27 August 2019

Report that petrol vehicles produce lower carbon emissions than EVs is incorrect and irresponsible

A report in The Australian today, suggesting that standard petrol vehicles produce fewer carbon emissions…
6 August 2019

ACCC's sloppy logic on electric vehicles fails to consider health costs

The ACCC's claim that pollution-emitting vehicles are unfairly subsidising zero-emission vehicles completely overlooks the enormous…
25 July 2019

Real cost would come from ignoring emissions standards, and would be paid by Australian drivers

MEDIA RELEASE TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019 Real cost would come from ignoring emissions standards, and…
3 May 2019

Angus Taylor’s ’housing tax’ accusation on EVs a laughable lie

Electric Vehicle Council CEO Behyad Jafari has described suggestions by Energy Minister Angus Taylor that…
1 April 2019

ALP announces Electric Vehicle Policy

Labor’s National Electric Vehicle policy a giant leap for affordability, investment, and the environment. The…
4 March 2019

Punitive tax on electric vehicles in NSW must be avoided at all costs

The Electric Vehicle Council is negotiating with NSW Labor to ensure that electric vehicles (EVs)…
25 February 2019

Federal government's electric vehicle plan requires better clarity and purpose

The peak body for the electric vehicle industry has expressed its disappointment at the federal…
14 February 2019

Infrastructure Australia recognises electric vehicle infrastructure as a High Priority – so high time for government to get on board

Infrastructure Australia has, for the first time, identified the construction of a national electric vehicle…
4 February 2019

Comparing the major parties' EV policies in NSW

First, it should be acknowledged that while there’s a lot left to be done, these…
30 January 2019

The Senate gets it, the world gets it, so let’s get Australia on board the great electric vehicle shift

The newly-released recommendations of the Senate’s Select Committee on Electric Vehicles should be implemented as…
12 January 2019

NSW takes an important step toward cleaning the air of vehicle pollution

The New South Wales Government’s new electric vehicle policy is an important step along the…
22 November 2018

A 50% EV target could prevent 2,000 deaths and save 41Mt of CO2e by 2030.

Electric vehicles could prevent up to 2,000 deaths and save 41 megatons of CO2e, if…
22 October 2018

National EV Charging Network

The Electric Vehicle Council of Australia (EVC) has welcomed the announcement of a national ultra-fast…
18 October 2018

Victoria speeding toward zero emissions with electric vehicles

Today’s report on driverless, electric cars by Infrastructure Victoria sets the stage for Victoriato lead…
15 June 2018

Australia’s Electric Vehicle Industry Gains Momentum: Report

On the back of global trends, media interest and growing consumer awareness at home, Australia’s…
16 April 2018

Electric Vehicle industry welcomes ACT’s policy leadership

The Electric Vehicle Council of Australia welcomes the ACT’s continued leadership on delivering policy to…
13 January 2018

Electric Vehicle Industry welcomes Minister's support

The Electric Vehicle Council of Australia has welcomed comments by Minister for the Environment and…
4 December 2017

EV Insights Webinar

Between August and November 2017, ClimateWorks, in collaboration with the Electric Vehicle Council, presented three…
20 October 2017

Fast charging network a confidence boost for electric vehicles

The NRMA’s $10 million roll-out of an electric vehicle fast-charging network across NSW will be…
4 October 2017

Qld reclaims 'smart state' honours with nation-leading electric vehicle strategy

Queensland has today jumped out ahead of the rest of the nation by joining the…
6 September 2017

Australian government supports electric vehicle leasing

Macquarie-CEFC deal to boost electric vehicle take-up A $100 million agreement between Macquarie Group's leasing…
27 July 2017

Industry welcomes QLD EV Super Highway

Australia’s electric vehicle industry has welcomed today’s launch of the Queensland Electric Super Highway. By…
7 July 2017

France bans petrol vehicles: What this means for Australia

The announcement by France to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 is the…
4 July 2017

Top 10 Electric Vehicle Myths Busted

In Australia the revolution is also underway, but slower to take hold. While EV technology…
14 June 2017

Time to act on electric vehicles

Fifty per cent of consumers would consider buying an electric vehicle today, but this could…
10 June 2017

Finkel Review: Electric Vehicles can help shape a better energy system

The Electric Vehicle Council welcomes the Finkel Review’s recognition of the important role of electric…
22 May 2017

New national body to drive uptake of electric vehicles in Australia

A new national body that aims to drive the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia…
28 April 2017

No, cutting your car’s carbon emissions won’t cost you more

The Australian government has started looking into carbon dioxide emissions standards for light vehicles, as part of…
26 November 2015

Electric Vehicle Council launches new EV digital information hub

Driving the Electric Vehicle Agenda The Electric Vehicle Council continues to lead the charge in…
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