The Queensland Government is accepting public submissions on their new Zero Emissions Vehicles Strategy. Can you help flood them with submissions calling for ambitious policies to accelerate electric vehicle uptake?
Use the form below to make your submission. Here are some suggested talking points:
- Electric vehicles make up just 0.13% of cars in Queensland because of a lack of policies to make them more affordable and accessible.
- In a federal EV policy vacuum, the Queensland Government has the opportunity to lead the way with states like NSW and the ACT and introduce ambitious policies to accelerate EV uptake.
The Queensland Government's Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy should include:
- Deferring road user charges until EV penetration reaches 50%
- A state target for 100% of new cars to be electric by 2030
- Subsidies or loans to make the upfront purchase costs of EVs on par with petrol/diesel vehicles
- Waived stamp duty and registration fees for EVs
- Investment to fill gaps in public charging infrastructure, and support for homes and businesses to be EV-ready
- Support for local battery manufacturing in Queensland
Please note submissions close 11pm Friday, 9th July 2021.