Australian regulators should ban vague and misleading environmental promises, a report has warned, after an analysis of more than 8900 social media ads found many were being used to confuse consumers.
Australia is only “guessing” how much greenhouse gas it produces and the federal government should invest $60 million in new infrastructure to measure its real environmental impact, according to a renewable energy think tank.
One in three Australians have had their passwords stolen but almost as many are still using the same details across multiple accounts, according to research from Google Australia.
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.
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.
Ride-share drivers will be given quick access to 10,000 electric vehicles as part of a deal between Uber and EV maker BYD that is designed to boost the number of low-emission cars in Australia.