Federal government takes step towards national EV strategy

The federal government has said it will release a discussion paper shortly as a step towards developing the country’s first National Electric Vehicle Strategy.

In a statement on Friday from prime minister Anthony Albanese, it was said the strategy would be based on improving uptake of EVs and their affordability. 

According to the statement, only eight EVs are available in Australia for under $60,000, though there are 26 available for that price in the UK.

Australian uptake of EVs as a percentage of new car sales lags globally, at 2 per cent or five times lower than the global average.

The time was also right for a discussion on vehicle fuel emissions standards, with Australia the only other OECD nation besides Russia to not have or to be developing such standards.

“We want to hear your views on how best to design fuel efficiency standards in Australia to meet industry and consumer needs now and for generations to come, so I encourage people to have their say,” said transport minister Catherine King.

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