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Inside Australia’s Growing Pirate Electric Car Market – The Age

Due to importation and road safety regulations and the fact Australia, like Japan, drives on the left-hand side, most cars are sourced from Japan


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Australia’s slow uptake of electric vehicles has led to the spread of a cottage industry in parallel imports, with small businesses springing up to bring in low-cost second-hand cars from Japan, The Age reported.

Due to importation and road safety regulations and the fact Australia, like Japan, drives on the left-hand side of the road, most of the cars are sourced from Japan.

 

Read the full report: The Age.

 

 

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Kevin Hamlin is a financial journalist with more than 40 years of experience covering Asia. Before joining Asia Financial, Kevin worked for Bloomberg News, spending 12 years as Senior China Economy Reporter in Beijing. Prior to that, he was Asia Bureau Chief of Institutional Investor for ten years.

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