Motor vehicles

Fact sheet

25 Feb 2019
78

This fact sheet outlines the federal government’s electric vehicle strategy, to ensure a planned and managed transition to new vehicle technology and infrastructure so Australia can reap the benefits.

Report

30 Jan 2019
151

This report recommends that the Australian government develop a national electric vehicle (EV) strategy to facilitate and accelerate EV uptake and ensure Australia takes advantage of the opportunities, and manages the risks and challenges, of the transition to EVs.

Briefing paper

11 Dec 2018
22

The National Transport Commission (NTC) is examining the effectiveness of the Australian road rules relating to driver distraction. This issues paper explores the questions around responsibility for driver distractions, technologies that can assist and distract from the driving task, and prescriptive versus performance-based approaches.

Commentary

4 Dec 2018
10

While public transport remains marginalised in policy and practice, private cars will continue to dominate the way we travel.

Briefing paper

13 Nov 2018
13

This briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s transport research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on critical challenges presented by the emergence of new transport technologies.

Report

15 Oct 2018
140

This report documents the findings from a recent study of the road safety experiences of people who are blind or have low vision. It outlines a range of recommendations to enhance road safety for blind or low vision pedestrians. It is likely that these same...

Report

5 Oct 2018
10

The data in this report shows that growth in the number of larger, emission-intensive vehicles is undermining the gains from zero-emission electric vehicles (EVs).

Report

13 Sep 2018
184

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
101

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.

Report

21 Jun 2018
236

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
95

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
62

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.

Report

31 May 2018
29

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
140

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
582

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
95

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
140

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
18

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
40

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...

Journal article

Evaluating the big bets being made on autonomous and electric vehicles
5 Jan 2018
36

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?

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