On December 10th 2018, the Australian Parliament passed major changes to motor vehicle import laws that may result in more electric cars on our roads.
If you buy petrol in Australia about $0.41 per litre of the pump price is due to the fuel excise tax. EV’s don’t use petrol and thus, never pay this tax. Let’s take a look at whether this seems fair.
Have you seen the range of EVs available overseas and thought about buying one in Europe or the USA and importing it Australia? It’s not as difficult as you think, but it’s not necessarily easy either. In this article I’ll give a brief rundown of what’s required to import an electric vehicle into Australia.
Electric cars are the environmentally friendly, super practical alternative to polluting combustion-engine cars. Or, they are the latest gamble, following a perilous effort to replace a perfectly functioning product. Which is true? It depends on who you ask. The pros and cons of electric cars in Australia are often contingent on the driver’s preference and…
Australians lag behind quite a few nations in the developed world when it comes to electric vehicle adoption rates in the mainstream market. In 2016, Australians bought only 1,369 electric vehicles. Compare that to 12,000 hybrid vehicles and 1,131,000 diesel and petrol-powered cars bought.
When it comes to electric cars, Australia may have a very brief history. It seems almost assured that electric vehicles will enjoy a long future down under. Let’s take a look at the origins of electric cars in Australia and where the Australian EV market seems to be going next.
A new survey-based report shows consumers in Victoria have a significant interest in buying an electric car for their next purchase, despite the lack of options on the market and advertising to support them.