Finance Program To Drive Electric Cars

Finance Program To Drive Electric Cars

The Federal Government, through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), recently announced a new $100 million finance program to encourage Australians to switch to electric vehicles.
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  • Mobile Technology May Boost Pedestrian Safety

    17:53' 02-08-2017

    Mobile Technology May Boost Pedestrian Safety

    Australian tech firm Cohda Wireless has trialled its vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) technology on city streets for the first time.

  • Ice-Free Car Windows On Cold Mornings

    17:13' 02-08-2017

    Ice-Free Car Windows On Cold Mornings

    If the overnight temperature falls to 5° or lower, with no wind or cloud cover, you may find there is ice on your car windows in the morning.

  • Faulty Airbags Cause Worry For Car Owners

    16:56' 02-08-2017

    Faulty Airbags Cause Worry For Car Owners

    Motorists were alarmed recently by the news that a man in Sydney had died because his cars airbag exploded. In fact, he was one of eighteen people around the world to suffer this fate. In April, a woman in the Northern Territory suffered severe injuries from her airbag after a crash.

  • Road Rules Were Changed But Nobody Was Told

    19:53' 18-07-2017

    Road Rules Were Changed But Nobody Was Told

    The RACV has found a number of recent changes to road rules, which the government has not announced, and one mistake.

  • Electric Trucks Nearly Ready For The Road

    19:43' 13-07-2017

    Electric Trucks Nearly Ready For The Road

    Funding from the Victorian Governments $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund means the first of a fleet of nine electric trucks will soon be on the road.

  • Study Shows That Electronic Stability Control Saves Lives

    20:21' 29-06-2017

    Study Shows That Electronic Stability Control Saves Lives

    Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is a computerised monitoring system which detects variations in the movement of the car, and uses computer controlled technology to apply individual brakes and help bring the car safely back on track. Usually it will come into effect when the car is in danger of skidding, or loss of control from over-steering.

  • Drivers Find LPG Is Running Dry

    15:29' 15-06-2017

    Drivers Find LPG Is Running Dry

    For drivers whose cars run on LPG (liquid petroleum gas), it is getting harder to find a petrol station where they can fill up, according to a report by the ABC.

  • Volunteers Help Learners get Their Licences

    15:31' 13-06-2017

    Volunteers Help Learners get Their Licences

    The VicRoads L2P program helps learners under 21 years of age, who dont have access to a supervising driver or vehicle, to gain the driving experience they need to qualify for their P-plates.

  • Pushing The Electric Car Into Australia

    15:35' 25-05-2017

    Pushing The Electric Car Into Australia

    The Federal Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), will provide a $390,000 grant to Climateworks to support the uptake of electric vehicles into Australia.

  • Luxury Cars From A Vending Machine

    15:14' 25-05-2017

    Luxury Cars From A Vending Machine

    If you visit Singapore used car dealer Gary Hong, you can buy a Ferrari or a Lamborghini the same way you might buy a chocolate bar.

  • Road Rules Many Drivers Choose To Ignore

    18:29' 17-05-2017

    Road Rules Many Drivers Choose To Ignore

    Road rules are designed for the safety of drivers. They are not just recommendations, to be avoided for convenience. Yet often we see drivers ignoring them, to deal with the stress of heavy traffic, although this is exactly when following the rules is most important.

  • Private Cars Might Be Gone In 10 Years

    19:45' 11-05-2017

    Private Cars Might Be Gone In 10 Years

    A major new report, by independent think tank RethinkX, predicts that by 2030 most people will no longer own a car. Instead they will use electric autonomous vehicles called up on their phones.

  • How To Respond To A Car Crash

    15:10' 19-04-2017

    How To Respond To A Car Crash

    Nobody wants to be involved in a car crash, even as a witness, but sometimes it happens, and you can never expect it. What should you do if are the first person to arrive at the scene of a crash?

  • Unleaded Fuel To Hit The Road

    17:51' 13-04-2017

    Unleaded Fuel To Hit The Road

    The Turnbull Government is proposing to abolish standard unleaded fuel within the next two years. This will see Australian motorists face paying an extra 12 cents a litre for fuel.

  • Feel The Freedom And Keep Moving

    19:34' 12-04-2017

    Feel The Freedom And Keep Moving

    Free to move, and moving freely: thats the service Freedom Mobility Scooters have been providing to the general public for around seventeen years.

  • Eastlink Prepares For Driverless Cars

    17:41' 12-04-2017

    Eastlink Prepares For Driverless Cars

    The Victorian state government will carry out a trial of driverless car technology on the Eastlink motorway from the second half of this year. The announcement, last December, closely followed confirmation that autonomous technology tests would also be carried out on the Monash-Citylink-Tullamarine corridor.

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