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We may be underestimating just how bad carbon-belching SUVs are for the climate – and for our health

Australia’s love for fuel-hungry and fuel-inefficient SUVs is hampering our ability to bring transport emissions down. SUVs make up half of all new car...

The surprising history of how electric vehicles have played the long game and won

Image: An electric cab drives past the White House in Washington DC in 1905. Wikimedia Commons Electric vehicles, we are often told, are the future. A...

Who’s holding back electric cars in Australia? We’ve long known the answer – and it’s time to clear the road

Image: Paul Miller/AAP New analysis this week found strong fuel efficiency standards would have saved Australia A$5.9 billion in fuel costs and emissions equal to...

How climate-friendly is an electric car? It all comes down to where you live

Image: Shutterstock If you’re thinking about buying an electric vehicle, whether due to soaring fuel prices or to lower your greenhouse gas emissions, where you...

Going electric and banning new petrol-powered cars could be Australia’s next big light bulb moment

  Image: ParabolStudio/Shutterstock In 2007 Malcolm Turnbull turned off an industry’s life support without blinking. The industry made light bulbs, of the traditional kind — so energy-inefficient...

Labor proposes discounts for electric cars and ‘community batteries’ to store solar power

 Picture: Darren England/AAP   Anthony Albanese will promise a Labor government would deliver a discount to cut the cost of electric cars and install community batteries,...