Media Releases


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 than electric vehicles, is irresponsible and wrong, according to the Electric Vehicle Council.


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 Labor’s EV policy would precipitate a ‘housing tax’ as “truly ludicrous.”


National EV Charging Network

The Electric Vehicle Council of Australia (EVC) has welcomed the announcement of a national ultra-fast electric vehicle charging network.


Victoria speeding toward zero emissions with electric vehicles

The EVC and Environment Victoria have called for the Victorian Government to act on electric vehicles.


Electric Vehicle industry welcomes ACT’s policy leadership

The Electric Vehicle Council of Australia welcomes the ACT’s continued leadership on delivering policy to support the transition to electric vehicles.


Electric Vehicle Industry welcomes Minister’s support

Australia's electric vehicle industry has welcomed statements of support by Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg MP.


Fast charging network a confidence boost for electric vehicles

The NRMA is rolling out a $10 million electric vehicle fast-charging network across NSW.


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

The Queensland Government's Electric Vehicle Strategy, details how the state can capture the myriad benefits offered by a transition to electric vehicles.


Australian government supports electric vehicle leasing

CEFC and Macquarie Group support uptake of electric vehicles with $100m agreement.


Industry welcomes QLD EV Super Highway

Australia’s electric vehicle industry has welcomed today’s launch of the Queensland Electric Super Highway.


France bans petrol vehicles: What this means for Australia

Urgent need for Australia to act as world races ahead on electric vehicles.


Top 10 Electric Vehicle Myths Busted

Globally, electric vehicle (EV) uptake is booming, thanks to the huge progress in EV innovation, range and affordability in recent years.


Time to act on electric vehicles

Fifty per cent of consumers would consider buying an electric vehicle today, but this could increase to almost seventy per cent, according to a report by the Electric Vehicle Council.


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 vehicles in the future of the National Electricity Market.


New national body to drive uptake of electric vehicles in Australia

The Electric Vehicle Council is an industry-led organisation representing and coordinating the broader electric vehicle industry in Australia.


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

Let’s look at five key concerns and why light vehicle CO₂ emission standards should be introduced in Australia.


The voice of the Australian electric vehicle industry

While car manufacturers and governments around the world prepare for the reality of an electric vehicle future, Australia is at risk of missing out.


Electric Vehicle Council launches new EV digital information hub

The Electric Vehicle Council continues to lead the charge in terms of education and market development around electric vehicles for Canberra and the surrounding region. The ACT’s Planning Minister, Mr Mick Gentleman MLA, has today launched the Electric Vehicle Council’s new website. The Electric Vehicle Council’s website is a smart hub containing the latest news and developments regarding electric transport both locally and around the globe.