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3 Facts About Electric Vehicles in Australia

While we spend a lot of time talking about electric vehicles, it can be difficult to define the extent to which they've penetrated the Australian car parc. Luckily, we have the ABS to help out, with the release of more data from the January 2018 Motor Vehicle Census allowing us to delve into this topic in a lot more detail.

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EVs On The Map

We've been talking about electric vehicles a lot this week, particularly about what it would take for them to achieve mass adoption. As we've seen in other countries, that process will typically be achieved with the support of government intervention, which in Australia is most likely to be driven at a state level. In that context, we decided to have a look at EV distribution by state, to see where our early adopters are located.

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The road to EV mass adoption

There are currently almost 4 million electric vehicles on road around the world, with more than one in four of them sold in 2017. In Australia however, take-up is well behind many other countries, with one in three vehicles sold here still powered by diesel.

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3 BIG Auto Innovations At CES 2018

From the VCR in 1970 to the Oculus Rift in 2013, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has been at the forefront of tech trends.

Every year, around 170,000 people flock to see the new gadgets and concepts that have been dreamed up by over 4,000 exhibiting companies. Although CES originally focused on home appliances and computers, recent years have seen the increasing emergence of vehicles and vehicle tech in the show.

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How is Australia preparing for the electric and autonomous future of transportation?

The lesson of Nokia 

“We didn't do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost.”

-Nokia CEO Stephen Elop

Before Apple’s iPhone came along and spoiled the party, Nokia reigned supreme. The Finnish phone maker began taking over the mobile phone world in the late 1990s and peaked with sales of over USD$51 billion in 2007. 

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Major Auto Markets Spearhead Global Push To Electric Vehicles

Change is coming...

Although electric vehicles (EVs) have been around since the 1800s and there was a spike of interest in the early 1990s, we have yet to see mass adoption of them globally.

The reasons are numerous. If you believe the 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car, 1990s' EVs were crushed by a combination of collusion between auto manufacturers, the oil industry, the U.S. government and lack lustre consumer perceptions.

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