AU could see mass adoption of EV (Electric Vehicles) if the federal government kicks things into high gear, industry says.
Behyad Jafari, EV Council Head, said on Monday:
“After so many wasted years, Australia’s a long way back from the pack, but then again the cool thing about electric cars is how quickly they move from zero to a hundred,”
“It’s great that some state governments have received the global message, but at a national level we’re stuck in the past.”
Plug-in electric vehicle sales have more than tripled from 6,900 in 2020 to 24 078 in 2021.
Electric vehicles now account for a significant 2.39% market share of new vehicles, up from just 0.78% in 2020.
Jafari said governments encouraging new technology will have cleaner air, a reduction in respiratory diseases, a reduced carbon footprint and quieter roads.
“Those that lag will make themselves a dumping ground for old tech, dirty vehicles.”
A lot of people are now considering an EV and the government’s role is to help them make that leap.
“As a wealthy, car-loving, early-adapting nation, Australia should be an electric vehicle leader.”
Article inspired from AAP.
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