Consumer watchdog bites back at tech giants, what’s holding back EVs in Australia? Vertical Hold Ep 405

How is the ACCC cracking down on big tech, again? Who is in the firing line and why? What’s holding back EV sales in Australia? What will it take to shift things into gear? Special Guest Consumer Policy Research Centre CEO Erin Turner!

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Australia lags in EV adoption, but why? Is it the cost of EVs, the challenges of charging, range anxiety, a lack of EV mechanics, or something else?

New CPRC research suggests that there’s a range of factors at play, and we caught up with CPRC CEO Erin Turner to discuss their findings!

A dog with the ACCC logo on it
As far as we know, this dog doesn’t actually work for the ACCC. But should it?

While Erin was in the virtual Vertical Hold studios, we also chatted about the ACCC’s ongoing digital platforms inquiry, and specifically what kinds of consumer protections we might see (or might need) emerging from it.

Is a digital consumer ombudsman a good idea? What is self-preferencing, and why is it bad? Can the law keep pace with the speed of digital innovation?

It’s all in this week’s episode of Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News — give it a listen and subscribe today via the handy buttons above, or wherever you get your podcasts!

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Award-winning Australian technology news podcast Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News dives into the big stories of the week. Joined by Australia’s leading tech journalists every Friday, co-hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture. About/Contact us