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The new electric vehicle highway is a welcome gear shift, but other countries are still streets ahead

The new electric vehicle highway is a welcome gear shift, but other countries are still streets ahead

Perhaps buoyed by a 67% increase in the sale of electric cars in Australia last year – albeit coming off a low base – the federal government this month announced a A$6 million funding injection for a network of ultra-fast electric vehicle recharging stations.

Will cheap gas at the pump stall progress on car emissions?

Will cheap gas at the pump stall progress on car emissions?

Retail gasoline prices are now as low as they were in the “roaring ‘90s.” The 1990s, that is, when the energy crisis of the 1970s had faded from American consumers’ memories, the economy was strong and the market share of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) had more than tripled over the decade.