BYD reveals Aussie electric dreams, plans to expand

7 December

Australia’s second biggest electric car brand will open another 30 retail stores and more service centres in the nation as part of a push to overtake leading vehicle makers. Executives from BYD and its Australian partner EV Direct made the...[Read More]

Australia’s centre of power to power more electric cars

22 November

Australia’s centre of political power is poised to become a hub for electric vehicle power after the launch of 10 charging stations and plans to install more than 50. Senate president Sue Lines and House of Representatives Speaker Milton Dick...[Read More]

One of Australia’s cheapest EVs named Car of the Year

15 November

Electric cars have dominated the annual Carsales Car of the Year Awards with one of the cheapest models in Australia claiming top spot, while another two ranked as runners-up over their petrol-powered equivalents. The MG4 electric hatchback was...[Read More]

‘Neighbourhood effect’ charges up EV sales

15 November

People with neighbours who drive electric vehicles are more likely to adopt the technology themselves, according to research that could be mirrored in Australia. US postal codes with high concentrations of electric cars suggested people were more...[Read More]

Preparing your pet for going on a holiday

26 October

Are you getting ready for a long-awaited holiday? You probably have plenty of preparation and planning to do, especially if you have pets. Whether taking your pet with you or leaving it with a trusted caregiver, there is still much to take care...[Read More]

Australia’s biggest car brand revs up electric concepts

18 October

Australia’s most popular automaker, Toyota, will show off two electric car concepts at the upcoming Japan Mobility Show in a move that could signal a step change for the brand. Toyota announced early details of the battery electric vehicles on...[Read More]

Hybrid cars may not be the green machines they seem

4 October

Hybrid electric vehicles might not be the green machines consumers think they are, with research finding major car brands are making potentially misleading claims about the technology. Questionable marketing tactics included calling plug-in hybrid...[Read More]

SUVs drive Australia to record month for vehicle sales

4 October

Sports utility vehicles are driving Australia’s automotive industry to record sales, with figures revealing more than half of the 110,000 new cars bought last month were SUVs. The September tally set a record for vehicle sales, according to the...[Read More]

Deal to drive discount EV loans for Aussie drivers

27 September

Australia’s biggest bank is partnering with the country’s most popular electric vehicle manufacturer in a bid to speed up adoption of low-emission cars. The Commonwealth Bank announced a deal with Tesla on Wednesday, revealing personal and...[Read More]

Robotics hub could enable self-driving cars and rovers

27 September

A robotics hub that could create technology to help flying taxis, autonomous cars, moon rovers and ships navigate in tricky environments has opened in Sydney. Federal Industry and Science Minister Ed Husic cut the ribbon on the robotics...[Read More]

Activities to try in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond

21 September

Every stage of life offers unique opportunities for personal growth and well-being, both physical and mental. Whether you’re in your 20s or beyond your 50s, there’s always something new to try that can keep you active and mentally stimulated....[Read More]

Electric cars face speed bump on road to price parity

20 September

Electric cars are already cheaper to run than petrol vehicles and will become less expensive to buy than fossil fuel equivalents within three years. According to a report by researchers at the UK’s University of Exeter, price parity for...[Read More]

MG3 hatchback takes out ‘cheapest car to run’ title

13 September

A small car has claimed the title of the cheapest to run in Australia but the price of operating some SUVs has also fallen, a new study shows. Victorian motoring club RACV on Tuesday announced the findings of its Annual Car Running Costs Survey,...[Read More]

Australia smashes new vehicle sales record in August

6 September

Australian motorists have smashed vehicle sales records, snapping up more than 109,000 new cars during one month in a spending spree fuelled by SUVs and utes. New car sales in the month of August soared by more than 15 per cent compared to last...[Read More]

WA building the nation’s longest EV charging network

6 September

Work is under way in Western Australia to build the nation’s longest electric vehicle charging network, stretching over 7000km. When completed, the network will connect Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south and Eucla in the east, with...[Read More]