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Some surprising facts about electric cars

How many Australians bought electric cars last year? In the 12 months to January 2021, sales of electrified vehicles (hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric) increased by half, from 3,681 to 5,701. But an electrified vehicle is not the same as an electric vehicle. Here are some surprising facts about electric cars. Read More

10 common questions about green slips

Greenslips.com.au has been helping people with green slips for 20 years. During 2020, greenslips.com.au received 575 emails and 6,203 phone calls. There were a few common misunderstandings about green slips. We’d like to clear some of those up during 2021. Read More

What do you call a car that drives itself?

The name you give something can change the way you look at it. If you think a car can drive itself, you expect it drives itself. While greenslips.com.au mainly says driverless, we also use autonomous, AVs, or self-driving cars. In fact, the name you give these cars matters more than you think. Read More

Where you live affects your green slip price

When you buy insurance, the premium you pay often depends on your address. Green slip prices also vary depending on where you live. This is because actuaries spend a lot of time working out the risk of an insurance claim in one suburb over another. Find out how where you live affects the price of your green slip. Read More

Daft and not so daft road rules

There are some daft and not so daft road rules in Australia and you may not even know they exist. We tend to forget a lot of what we had to learn to pass driving tests. But it’s debatable how useful some of those rules are. For example, how many Western Australians carry heavy sacks of potatoes in their cars? Who today ties a goat to their vehicle in Victoria? Read More

How to protect your car in car parks

It’s no surprise that accidents happen in car parks. There’s a lot of activity, with cars and pedestrians constantly coming and going. It’s all too easy to collide with another car, or for vulnerable people to get hurt by moving vehicles. Meanwhile, thieves can find fresh pickings in a poorly lit or unattended car park. So how do you protect your car in a car park? Read More

Is it better to buy a new or used car in 2021?

After a hairy 31 months of plummeting sales, we want to buy cars again. Pent-up demand combined with low supply has pushed prices of used cars higher than they have ever been. Is it better to buy a new or a used car? Is it cheaper to insure a new or a used car? We investigate. Read More

The pros and cons of ridesharing

If you ever wanted to become an Uber driver or took an Uber instead of a taxi, you’ve come across rideshare. Whether it’s Uber, Didi, Ola or GoCatch, anyone can earn income from their own cars or pay to ride in someone else’s car. However, it’s worth knowing what you might be in for. To share or not to share – we look at the pros and cons of ridesharing. Read More

Women are safer drivers

The jury is out: women are generally safer drivers. They have fewer road accidents so are less likely than men to be injured or die in one. Men are more likely to drive recklessly, choose racier vehicles and drive for work, often in more dangerous vehicles. However, the price of your greenslip depends on many more important factors than gender. Read More