Australia reveals Future Fuels & Vehicles Strategy
The Australian government has presented its Future Fuels and Vehicles Strategy, which provides for 250 million Australian dollars of investment in electric transport. The largest part is to flow into the expansion of electric car charging infrastructure and the establishment of hydrogen filling stations. However, there will be no direct purchase incentives.
Australia is digging in with fossil fuels
Despite Australian oil refineries struggling to keep up with cheaper production from neighboring countries, Australia’s government is announcing a $2.3 billion subsidy package to support the country’s oil refineries. The funding would subsidize the oil industry when profits fall too low.
My EV ruined my weekend
Electric car owners in Australia have grouped up on Facebook to gather images to show just how much their EVs ruined the weekend. The initiative is a fun response to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s infamous remark that EVs would “end the weekend”.
Tesla expands further in Eastern Europe
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said Tesla would open stores in Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia and most Eastern Europe states by early next year. Meanwhile, Model 3 has arrived in Australia, and back in the company’s home country, a judge in Delaware, USA orders Tesla to defend Elon Musk’s potential payout.