Motor vehicles

Report

13 Sep 2018

This report marks the beginning of a new flagship project for the Climate Council aimed at cutting greenhouse gas pollution levels from the transport sector - Australia’s second largest source of greenhouse gas pollution.

Journal article

4 Jul 2018

This article argues that Australians are likely to be more receptive to autonomous vehicles when provided with information relating to the public health benefits of using them.

Research report

21 Jun 2018

This report forecasts growth of the consumer market and uptake for electric vehicles (EVs) in Australia, and also includes modelling on the need for future charging infrastructure.

Report

Driving momentum in electric mobility
14 Jun 2018

On the back of global trends, media interest and growing consumer awareness at home, Australia’s electric vehicle industry grew slightly last year, according to this report.

Report

12 Jun 2018

This report has found that in 2017 Australia achieved a small annual reduction in carbon emissions intensity from new vehicles when compared to the results achieved in 2016.

Research report

31 May 2018

The National Transport Commission (NTC) is set to work with industry to design a best-practice model for regulatory telematics in heavy vehicles to improve safety, productivity and compliance.

Policy report

29 May 2018

A ground-breaking approach to driving laws in Australia will see the development of purpose-built legislation to allow an automated driving system to drive more vehicles in place of a human.

Briefing paper

16 May 2018

This e-brief discusses the potential benefits of electric vehicles (EVs), the main concerns relating to their manufacture and use, global EV policies, the relationship between EV policy and energy policy and recent developments in Queensland and Victoria.

Guide

11 May 2018

This guide outlines the principles for planning electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Priority Development Areas (PDAs) in Queensland, to support the selection of the right type of infrastructure at the right location.

Report

8 May 2018

The Victorian Parliament directed the Economy and Infrastructure Committee to conduct an inquiry into electric vehicles in February 2017. This report is a result of that inquiry.

Report

15 Mar 2018

This report discusses the context within which work health and safety and road traffic safety currently intersect, and the process followed during the preparation of a work health and safety guide.

Report

12 Feb 2018

Road crashes impose intangible, financial and economic costs to society. These costs include reduced quality of life, reduced productivity and medical and other resource costs. The Ministry of Transport updates the social cost of road crashes and injuries annually to allow comparison of the costs...

Article

Evaluating the big bets being made on autonomous and electric vehicles
5 Jan 2018

The idea of self-driving and electrified vehicles is gaining acceptance among global consumers, but is this enough to make our utopian dreams come true?

Research report

13 Dec 2017

Self-driving cars are the next technological revolution we will face in the future. These vehicles will not only need to ‘see’ the world, but will also need to communicate and work together.

Technical report

11 Dec 2017

Mixed use urban arterials account for a large proportion of high-severity crashes in Australia and New Zealand, particularly involving vulnerable road users. Austroads commissioned research to help identify solutions that might be applied on these arterial roads to improve safety through the provision of Safe...

Guide

13 Nov 2017

This guideline is aimed at assisting police to enforce road traffic laws in relation to automated road vehicles.

Research report

3 Nov 2017

Motor vehicles represent a significant asset for most Australian adults, as well as a vital enabler for economic and social interaction. Insurance is a sensible precaution to protect against unexpected loss or damage.

Research report

1 Oct 2017

Electric vehicles offer great potential to dramatically reduce local air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and resulting climate change impacts, and oil use from the transport sector. With electric vehicle costs steadily falling, the transition continues to become more feasible. This potential is enabled and made...

Journal article

15 Aug 2017

This research found that there were ways to prolong and even increase battery life through vehicle-to-grid charging and discharging.

Report

14 Jun 2017

This report provides an up-to-date assessment of Australia’s electric vehicle industry. While electric vehicles currently only make up 0.1% of the Australian vehicle market, our analysis of electric vehicle uptake, policy and consumer attitudes shows that momentum is building.

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