Plugged In is The Driven’s weekly wrap up of what happened over the past week in the local EV industry and community.
This week is marked by EV policy chaos in Australia, as Victoria begins making moves to tax EVs despite being condemned even by Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman. He is now calling for a stronger stance to support EVs, and even Coalition voters are calling for ban on petrol cars, says the Australia Institute.
Federal government urged to show leadership on EV policy as polling shows most Australians would support a ban on new petrol vehicle sales.
Federal Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman calls for ban of new petrol and diesel car sales by mid-2030s, and stronger policies to encourage EV uptake, including dumping luxury car tax.
Kia says it wants to bring EV6 here as it prepares for arrival of e-Niro
Before it can work though, networks and cars must also be “plug and charge” ready.
Coal baron and evolving cleantech entrepreneur dips into the family fund to help establish a research fellowship to drive electric vehicle innovation.
Bridie Schmidt is lead reporter for The Driven, sister site of Renew Economy. She specialises in writing about new technology and has been writing about electric vehicles for two years. She has a keen interest in the role that zero emissions transport has to play in sustainability and is co-organiser of the Northern Rivers Electric Vehicle Forum.