Partnership Looks To Remove Electric Freight Vehicle Barriers

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) have announced they will work together to remove barriers to electric freight vehicle uptake in Australia.

The two organisations say that Australia has been falling behind in the global uptake of electric freight vehicles, lacks an electric trucks strategy and charging infrastructure, and there is currently limited model availability.

“The ATA and the EVC have a shared vision to accelerate the electrification of road transport, and we are thrilled to begin this important partnership,” said Michael Deegan, ATA CEO.

“Together, we are leading the country to progress electric heavy vehicle uptake.

“This is an important step forward in building Australia’s sustainable heavy vehicle fleet.”

The first initiative of the partnership is a series of workshops that will bring together industry and productivity experts.

“The workshops will outline the current challenges of electrification for the trucking industry, as well as identifying concrete objectives to move this issue forward,” said Behyad Jafari, CEO of the Electric Vehicle Council.

“Our workshop outcomes will also inform a policy paper that will outline the measures government must take to accelerate the electric freight market in Australia.”

Source: Motor Trader e-Magazine (October 2021) 

14 October 2021

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