The Victorian Greens have slammed the Victorian Labor Government’s decision to introduce a user charge for electric vehicles and vow to oppose it in state parliament.
The Greens say the tax would be bad for our climate and the electric vehicle industry, and would discourage the uptake of electric vehicles in Victoria.
Quotes attributable to Victorian Greens spokesperson for transport, Sam Hibbins MP:
“The Victorian Greens will oppose the Victorian Labor Government’s electric vehicle tax.
“Governments around the world are making electric vehicles cheaper and encouraging uptake but the Victorian Government is heading in the opposite direction.
“The UK government recently announced it will be banning the sale of petrol cars by 2030. Victoria should be making electric vehicles cheaper, not more expensive.
“This is a lazy tax that squibs the wider reform of replacing fuel exercise with road user charges. Placing a stand alone tax on electric vehicles without wider reform will act as a disincentive for cleaner air and lower emissions.”