ALP announces Electric Vehicle Policy

Labor’s National Electric Vehicle policy a giant leap for affordability, investment, and the environment.

The Electric Vehicle Council has today described Labor’s National Electric Vehicle policy as a game changer that will spur investment and start driving the nation into a cleaner transport future.

The policy, Australia’s first, would introduce a national electric vehicle target of 50 per cent new car sales by 2030 and a Government electric vehicle target of 50 per cent by 2025.

Other key aspects of the multi-faceted policy include an upfront tax deduction for businesses purchasing electric vehicles and a formal electric vehicle COAG agenda.

Electric Vehicle Council chief executive Behyad Jafari said Labor’s policy was an exciting stride forward for the nation.

“This policy is the step-change Australia has long been waiting for,” Mr Jafari said.

“It would finally see Australia accelerating from the back of the global pack as we should. We are a well-resourced, modern nation full of people who care about their local environments and the planet.

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