We must do more to drive the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia | Trent Zimmerman

We must do more to drive the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia | Trent Zimmerman

Changes to taxes and planning laws, and a national approach, should be priorities to make Australia a leader in the rollout of low-emissions vehicles

Technological advances aimed at responding to climate change are happening at a dazzling pace around the world. We are seeing this most dramatically in the energy sector, with renewable sources having so quickly become the most cost-effective solutions to so much of our future energy needs, including in Australia.

One area of technological potential where change is coming more slowly in Australia, though, is the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs). While EV sales had significant growth before the pandemic, the market share remains just 0.75% of new car sales.

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