The Victorian Labor Government has just announced it wants to put a new tax on electric vehicles, making electric vehicles more expensive.
A tax on electric vehicles would be a huge backwards step in our state's efforts to lower emissions and address the climate crisis by discouraging people from switching to low-emissions electric vehicles across our state.
That’s why the Victorian Greens will move to oppose Labor’s electric vehicle tax in State Parliament, but we need your help!
Right now governments around the world are seeing the benefits of making electric vehicles cheaper by encouraging uptake. The UK Government recently announced it will be banning the sale of petrol cars by 2030. The Greens-Labor Government in the ACT is even offering electric car buyers free registration and $15,000 loans to encourage uptake.
Victoria should be making electric vehicles cheaper, not more expensive.
Placing a tax on low-emissions electric vehicles in Victoria will discourage people from moving to the cleaner vehicles of the future and will stop our state from having cleaner air and lower emissions.