Plugged In is The Driven’s weekly wrap up of what happened over the past week in the local EV industry and community.
The biggest news, originally flagged by The Driven in 2020, is that BYD electric cars will available in Australia from 2022, while more information comes to light about just how wrong Angus Taylor is about electric cars – including according to his own projections.
Four more electric vehicles have been locked in for Australia, as electric transport company Nexport inks deal with one of China’s largest auto companies, BYD.
Transport expert told RenewEconomy and The Driven editor Giles Parkinson that the emissions calculations used by Angus Taylor to justify his “do nothing” EV strategy are “fundamentally wrong.”
It isn’t easy to make a sound emissions strategy look bad. We’re discovering just how far Australia’s government had to go to do just that, Ketan Joshi writes.
Another refinery closure sharpens focus on Australia’s reliance on oil imports and Angus Taylor’s unwillingness to accelerate EVs.
AGL promises a rethink in strategy as demand for battery storage and EVs “takes off” and as the outlook for coal generation dims.
Online rally organised by SolarCitizens opposes road user taxes proposed by Victoria, South Australia and NSW saying it is wrong and the focus should be on incentives.
Bridie Schmidt is lead reporter for The Driven, sister site of Renew Economy. She has been writing about electric vehicles since 2018, and has a keen interest in the role that zero-emissions transport has to play in sustainability. She has participated in podcasts such as Download This Show with Marc Fennell and Shirtloads of Science with Karl Kruszelnicki and is co-organiser of the Northern Rivers Electric Vehicle Forum. Bridie also owns a Tesla Model 3 and has it available for hire on evee.com.au.