The Victorian state government has announced a new tax on electric vehicles, making electric vehicles more expensive and pushing people towards polluting alternatives.
A tax on electric vehicles would be a huge backwards step and stifle the uptake of EVs in Australia. Governments should be phasing out the internal combustion engine, not putting taxes on its cleaner competitors.
While the conservative UK government under Boris Johnson will ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2030, and Norway will do the same by 2025, Australia still has no national plan for electric vehicles.
Electric vehicles are better for our health, cheaper to refuel and maintain, and emit no pollution when powered by renewable energy. That’s why the Greens have moved a Bill in Federal Parliament to undo taxes by the states that discriminate against electric vehicles.
The Greens are committed to re-powering our economy through clean energy. This includes our plan to immediately spark the transition from internal combustion engine cars to electric vehicles so all new cars are electric by 2030.
The Greens want to see more EVs on the roads - that’s why we’ve got policies to reduce the cost of an EV by 20% to make them more affordable for all Australians.
The Greens will remove import tariffs, GST and stamp and registration duty on all new EVs, waive registration fees for the first 3 years, and spend $150 million on fast-charging infrastructure.
Add your voice to help us stop the tax on electric vehicles and push to see people rewarded for making choices that help the planet.