Government's EV Strategy Still Has One Foot on the Brake
5th February, 2021: Government’s EV Strategy Still Has One Foot on the Brake
The Morrison Government’s new EV strategy will leave Australia in the dust without fuel emissions standards and an EV target, says community group Solar Citizens.
“Our transport emissions are growing rapidly, and this strategy is nowhere near enough to keep them in check,” said Solar Citizens National Director Ellen Roberts.
“Other countries are charging ahead, but at this pace only 26% of new cars will be EVs by 2030. We need it to be at least 75%, preferably higher. Other countries have effectively used fuel emissions standards to drive EV uptake.”
“Electric vehicles are the future, they can run on clean solar and wind energy and are cheaper to run and maintain. Cleaner air is better for our health, climate and hip pocket.”
“Switching business fleet vehicles to EVs is a start, but without fuel emissions standards and an ambitious EV target, there’s still a long road to go.”
"Australians love their rooftop solar, which is a great energy source for electric vehicles."