Leading the way for electric vehicles in Victoria

Environment Victoria and the Electric Vehicle Council are calling on all sides of politics to commit to electric vehicle policies following Infrastructure Victoria’s report on driverless, electric cars that lead the transition to climate safe, low emission vehicles.

Both parties are calling for a long-term solution to support the roll-out of electric vehicles.

“With the right investment and strong government ambition, Victoria can become a leader in deploying electric cars,” said Dean Rizzetti, Public Policy and Advocacy Manager at Environment Victoria.

“Electric cars will reduce carbon emissions and urban air pollution.

“To secure the benefits of electric vehicles, we need the next state government to have a clear long-term plan to make way for this new technology and making sure it is as climate-friendly as possible.

“We know the uptake of electric vehicles will increase the amount of energy we draw from the grid, so it is vital that we continue to invest in large scale renewable energy to keep costs down and ensure that electric cars help reduce carbon pollution.

“The transition to electric vehicles is one part of a comprehensive strategy to clean up our transport system. We also need to prioritise improvements in public and active transport to decongest our roads and our air.

“Ahead of the November election, we’re calling on all parties to provide Victorians with a long-term plan to secure our future of low emissions vehicles powered by renewable energy.”

Source: Utility Magazine

23 Oct 2018

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