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.
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.
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned that global warming could reach 1.5℃ as early as 2030. The landmark report by leading scientists urged nations to do more to avert an impending crisis.
We have 12 years, the report said, to contain...
If we’re truly committed to meeting our Paris Agreement commitments and building towards net-zero emissions, we need to transform the way we transport people and goods. There is no time to waste. Unlike the Liberal and Labor parties, whose decade of dysfunctional government has failed...
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...
This paper provides an overview of the evidence that Infrastructure Victoria will consider in developing its final advice to the Victorian government on the infrastructure requirements for highly automated and zero emissions vehicles in Victoria.
The first National Infrastructure Assessment sets out the Commission’s plan of action for the country’s infrastructure over the next 10-30 years. Infrastructure can inspire confidence and growth. But long term projects require a long-term vision, lasting plans, and stable funding. The UK must take decisive...
Two disruptive developments are happening in the private transport propulsion and power generation area. Electric vehicles (EVs) are poised to replace an increasing share of traditional ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles. Meanwhile, photovoltaic (PV) solar panels are also entering into the power generation scene as...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Abstract Bhutan is a tiny kingdom nested in the fragile ecosystem of the eastern Himalayan range, with urbanisation striding at a rapid rate. To the global community, Bhutan is known for its Gross National Happiness (GNH), which in many ways is an expression of...
Transport is expected to create over 60% of the ACT’s emissions by 2020, with the majority created by the use of private cars. It is critical that the territory reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, as well as displacing car travel with more walking,...
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?
C40 mayors' open letter and their fossil-fuel-free streets declaration to achieve 'green and healthy streets'.
This paper looks at policies that Australian governments can implement to overcome the structural barriers that offer incentives to support electric vehicles.
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...