A National Strategy for Electric Vehicles
As part of the Climate Solutions Package, the Australian Government announced the development of a National Electric Vehicle Strategy. The strategy will ensure the transition to electric vehicle technology and infrastructure is planned and managed, so that all Australians can access the benefits of the latest vehicle technology. There are challenges to overcome so Australia can embrace this technology. Australians want to know more about access to charging infrastructure, the cost of electric vehicles and the range of models available. Addressing these issues now is necessary. The strategy will coordinate action across governments, industry, and urban and regional communities. This work will include consultation on whether mandating an electric vehicle plug type could improve the consistency of public charging. The strategy will build on grants from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), finance from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the current work of the COAG Transport and Infrastructure Council.
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