Greens Transport Spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young responded to the Morrison Government’s ‘Future Fuels and Vehicles Strategy’ announcement:
“The Morrison Government’s ‘Future Fuels and Vehicles Strategy’ will fail to bring affordable electric vehicles to Australia.
“To properly accelerate uptake we need targets for vehicle emissions standards and subsidies that help put EVs on the road for everyday Australians.
“Australia must also set a deadline to ban the import and sale of new polluting vehicles, just like the UK with their 2030 hard target.
“Pollution from cars must be tackled in any plan to reach net zero emissions but once again the Morrison Government’s wheels are spinning.
“The Australian Government’s credibility here in Glasgow is shot and this announcement will do nothing to alleviate that.”