Tesla leads and Toyota lags in electric car transition

June 7, 2023

Australia’s most popular car maker is among the slowest to transition to electric transport and the country’s most popular electric car brand has ranked as the world’s most advanced. The ratings, released on Wednesday by the International...[Read More]

Transport costs pile up for families with record rises

June 7, 2023

Families in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are spending more than $500 a week on transport for the first time as new research shows the cost of getting around is taking off. The Australian Automobile Association’s transport affordability index,...[Read More]

Escape to the country: how we’re moving after COVID-19

May 31, 2023

HOW AUSTRALIA’S POPULATION IS MOVING: * Flows from capital cities to the regions increased by 7.9 per cent in the March quarter, the third highest level since the Regional Movers Index began in 2018 * Relocations from regional areas to capital...[Read More]

Aussies encouraged to sound off on electric car safety

May 24, 2023

Australian road users are being encouraged to sound off on whether electric vehicles should play noises at low speeds. Pedestrians and motorists have just four days to have their say on whether acoustic vehicle alerting systems should be mandatory...[Read More]

Electrics power ahead in sluggish vehicle market

May 4, 2023

Demand for electric vehicles continues to climb in Australia but overall the auto industry is only marginally ahead of last year’s market performance. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries has released the latest sales data with demand for...[Read More]

Aussie motorists might miss out on cheap electric cars

April 26, 2023

Australians might miss out on thousands of near-new electric vehicles at significantly cheaper prices than existing offerings if laws banning imports are not quickly addressed. The vehicles, from countries including Japan and the United Kingdom, can...[Read More]

Australia’s top-selling and still-missing electric cars

April 19, 2023

10 popular electric vehicles not yet available in Australia Ford F-150 Lightning: The highly anticipated electric ute will go on sale in New Zealand early next year, and is already on US roads, but has no launch date for Australia. VW ID.4:...[Read More]

Aussie ute drivers could save money and cut emissions

April 12, 2023

Australian ute drivers could save $42 million on fuel each year and cut more than 87,000 tonnes of carbon emissions by choosing more efficient models already on the market, a new study reveals. The Climate Council’s research on utes in Australia,...[Read More]

Study to probe how electric vehicle drivers recharge

April 5, 2023

Hundreds of electric car owners are being sought for a study looking into whether Australia’s electricity grid will be able to charge millions of the next-generation vehicles by 2030. The research, by the University of Queensland, will also test...[Read More]

Car subscription service geared to shake up transport

March 29, 2023

Drivers will be encouraged to “subscribe” to their next car rather than purchasing it in a new push from one of a growing number of vehicle-sharing platforms in Australia. Kinto, an offshoot of Toyota, will launch long-term car rental options on...[Read More]

Aussies asked whether electric cars should make noise

March 29, 2023

Australians are being asked whether electric vehicles should be forced to make noise to prevent road accidents in the latest consultation on the next-generation transport technology. Federal Transport Minister Catherine King launched the public...[Read More]

Electric car-charging fees rise as energy prices bite

March 22, 2023

The price of refuelling electric vehicles in Australia is rising, with a third provider lifting the cost of some public chargers in response to soaring electricity prices. Chargefox, which operates the largest electric vehicle-charging network in...[Read More]

Why an electric vehicle could cut energy bills by $1700

March 15, 2023

Australians could cut their household energy bills by $1700 if they swapped a petrol for an electric vehicle but only if the car was charged at the right times. The prediction is one of several expected at the Sydney Innovation Summit, held on...[Read More]

Airfare prices flying high but descent in sight

March 8, 2023

Australians are still paying significantly more for air travel than before the pandemic, with some routes more than twice as expensive as four years ago, but prices are starting to drop. Lower fuel costs, more available seats on domestic routes and...[Read More]

Energy giant launches electric vehicle subscriptions

March 8, 2023

One of Australia’s biggest energy companies will launch month-to-month electric car subscriptions and give customers five hours of free electricity to fuel them in a new push to get more of the next-generation vehicles on the road. Origin revealed...[Read More]