Kick-starting the Electric Vehicle revolution | Australian Greens

Kick-starting the Electric Vehicle revolution

Australians should have the opportunity to be part of the global electric vehicle revolution.

The Turnbull government is leaving Australia behind, captured by vested interests and their old technologies.

The Greens want to see real action to get more electric vehicles on the road in Australia, to reduce our reliance on polluting fossil-fuel powered cars.

We have a plan to drive the rapid phase-in of EVs, bringing more clean cars to the market and making them more affordable for all, and boosting the infrastructure to support them.

Australia needs to embrace new, clean technology to solve climate change and drive investments and jobs in the new, clean economy. 


Read our plan

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Free registration for electric vehicles

We  propose the federal government cover the costs of state vehicle registration fees for new fully electric vehicles for the first 5 years. By covering registration costs, EV will become more price competitive & accessible for all new car purchasers.

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Investing in EV infrastructure

We would establish a $151 million fund to provide grants for the installation of EV charging infrastructure across the community including local and state government infrastructure, such as sports ovals, libraries, shopping centres and public car parks.

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Electric vehicle fleet subsidy

To encourage governments and non-government organisations like community home care nursing agencies to invest in an EV fleet, $50 million will be made available to pay for the price gap between electric & conventional vehicles.

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An Australian EV industry

By changing eligibility requirements for the Automotive Transformation Scheme to include firms involved in the EV & alternative fuel supply chain, we'll support a new clean energy manufacturing industry & retain the skills & knowledge of our current automotive workforce.

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