Electric vehicles

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Electric cars
Report

Carbon dioxide emissions intensity for new Australian light vehicles 2019

Each year since 2009, the National Transport Commission (NTC) has published a carbon dioxide emissions intensity report on new Australian light vehicles. This is the latest in this series and provides data for 2019.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Prime Minister Scott Morrison says an electric vehicle can't tow a boat or trailer. Is he correct?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Labor's plan to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles would "end the weekend", and claims that electric vehicles are not powerful enough to tow trailers and boats.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Labor's Climate Change Spokesman, Mark Butler, says Australia has the lowest uptake of electric vehicles in the OECD. Is he correct?

Labor has promised to introduce the nation's first national electric vehicle policy if elected. Climate change spokesman Mark Butler says the policy, which aims to make half of new car sales electric by 2030, would see Australia "start to catch up with th
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does a Toyota Corolla emit less than a Tesla?

Government backbencher Craig Kelly challenged the notion that electric cars should attract a taxpayer-funded subsidy to encourage their proliferation. He says a Toyota Corolla emits less carbon dioxide than a Tesla. Verdict: Mr Kelly is cherrypicking his data.
Report

Safe micromobility

Examining the traffic safety of pedal cycles, electrically assisted cycles and electrically powered personal mobility devices, such as e-scooters, in an urban context, this report also proposes a framework to define micromobility and suggests certain limits on mass and speed to classify them.
Discussion paper

2020 Retail energy competition review: electric vehicles - issues paper

The prevalence of electric vehicle (EV) use in Australia and around the world is growing. A rapid uptake of EVs could have a significant impact on the National Electricity Market. Given this impact, it is important to assess how retail energy competition is resulting in...
Report

Road to ruin: challenging the sustainability of nickel-based production for electric vehicle batteries

Examining the value chain production of nickel in the Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park (IMIP), this study highlights various compromises experienced when electric vehicle production is presented both as a climate solution and a driver for economic development.
Briefing paper

Critical minerals and the role of U.S. mining in a low-carbon future

Critical minerals are an essential component of the transition to a low-carbon and clean energy future. This paper argues that there is no single policy solution that can address this multifaceted issue, but there is scope for bipartisan progress on incremental steps.
Briefing paper

Climate Central Solutions Brief: battery energy storage

Batteries are having a moment. This briefing paper describes the rapid growth of battery storage capacity in the United States, and how it can be used to reduce carbon emissions, while making the power grid more resilient to extreme weather.
Discussion paper

Preparing the Northern Territory for electric vehicles: discussion paper 2019

There is growing interest nationally and at the Territory level in the development of electric vehicle (EV) policy, programs and infrastructure. The Northern Territory government is preparing an EV Strategy and Implementation Plan, and this discussion paper is the first step in developing the strategy.