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Queensland cracks automotive milestone – 10,000 electric vehicles

Queensland cracks automotive milestone – 10,000 electric vehicles

The milestone was reached just weeks after a $3000 rebate scheme opened, and it followed a doubling of registered electric vehicles in just one year.

  • by Matt Dennien

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Albanese government seeks to pull plug on Victoria’s electric vehicle tax
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Albanese government seeks to pull plug on Victoria’s electric vehicle tax

Federal Labor has joined a legal bid to strike down Victoria’s controversial electric vehicle tax, opening up a fight with several states over who should control billions of dollars of road user revenue.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Boosting copper output ‘the biggest contribution Australia could make’ to hitting net zero

Boosting copper output ‘the biggest contribution Australia could make’ to hitting net zero

Energy experts have called on Australia, which has the world’s sixth largest reserves of copper, to boost output to help the global economy electrify.

  • by Lachlan Abbott
Livista Energy eyes Australian lithium producers to secure Europe’s EV battery supplies
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Livista Energy eyes Australian lithium producers to secure Europe’s EV battery supplies

Livista Energy, which has secured financial backing from the British government, is seeking expand Europe and UK’s lithium refining capacity to ensure supply to EV makers and battery cell producers.

  • by Rob Harris
Clean energy demand to drive copper price higher in future, despite recent falls

Clean energy demand to drive copper price higher in future, despite recent falls

Copper prices have tumbled to a 19-month low, but supply issues and clean energy needs means there is a chance it would not always be reflective of economic conditions in future.

  • by Lachlan Abbott
Warren Buffett-backed Chinese company topples Tesla

Warren Buffett-backed Chinese company topples Tesla

A Chinese firm backed by Warren Buffett has stolen Tesla’s crown after selling more electric cars in the first half of this year than Elon Musk’s company.

  • by Gareth Corfield and Howard Mustoe
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Elon Musk’s grip on his electric vehicle crown is slipping
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Elon Musk’s grip on his electric vehicle crown is slipping

The world’s richest person has a lot on his mind these days. His biggest issue might be how the world’s biggest car companies are ramping up to topple Tesla.

  • by Gareth Corfield
Tesla’s sales drop amid supply chain, pandemic problems

Tesla’s sales drop amid supply chain, pandemic problems

Tesla founder Elon Musk has described his company’s US and Europe factories as “money furnaces” while pandemic restrictions in China also curbed sales over the three months to June.

  • by TOM KRISHER
Australia risks being ‘left behind’ as EU bans fossil fuel cars from 2035

Australia risks being ‘left behind’ as EU bans fossil fuel cars from 2035

Major carmakers say Australia will be left with the cars no one else will take if it doesn’t get behind EVs, after the EU’s decision to ban the sale of fossil fuel cars and vans within 12 years.

  • by Miki Perkins
Ford follows Tesla in striking deal with Australian lithium miner

Ford follows Tesla in striking deal with Australian lithium miner

Australian lithium miner Liontown Resources will supply car giant Ford with a crucial electric vehicle battery material and the US automaker will provide a loan to partly fund the miner’s flagship project.

  • by Lachlan Abbott
Hybrid drivers demand an end to Victoria’s ‘double tax’

Hybrid drivers demand an end to Victoria’s ‘double tax’

Motorists say they’re being “double taxed” under Victoria’s almost year-old electric vehicle road scheme, which charges drivers an electric vehicle levy as well as fuel excise.

  • by Patrick Hatch