Tag: Electric Vehicles

Not coming to a showroom near you: the new electric cars Australia will miss out on | Electric vehicles | The Guardian

Volkswagen board member Ralf Brandstaetter presents the VW ID.Life at the International Motor Show IAA in Munich

LNP closed down our motor Industry and now will close others out.

The Munich motor show is on again and Europe’s biggest carmakers are taking the chance to debut all the latest electric vehicle designs, with some surprising developments.

Source: Not coming to a showroom near you: the new electric cars Australia will miss out on | Electric vehicles | The Guardian

Australian subsidies give oil refineries the whole carrot farm while electric vehicles get the stick | Richie Merzian | The Guardian

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (centre) visits. an oil refinery in Gladstone, Queensland, in January.

The federal government has announced a fuel security package to shore up Australia’s two remaining oil refineries, in Geelong and in Brisbane, with a hefty price tag of up to $2bn. Australia’s response to fuel security has been a hodgepodge of ineffective policies and taxpayer-funded subsidies, and this week’s announcement is another Band-Aid solution. It sits neatly in the budget alongside the $8bn in fuel tax credits (which is set to rise to just under $10bn in five years).

Source: Australian subsidies give oil refineries the whole carrot farm while electric vehicles get the stick | Richie Merzian | The Guardian