Senate debates

Tuesday, 1 December 2020


Electric Vehicles

4:19 pm

Photo of Janet RiceJanet Rice (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) electric vehicles are an important technology that will be crucial in reducing emissions and taking action on climate change, with transport comprising 19% of Australia's emissions before the pandemic,

(ii) the Government of the United Kingdom has committed to investing more than £2.8 billion in electric vehicles, and

(iii) making electric vehicles cheaper and more affordable will make it easier for Australians around the country to contribute to action on climate change; and

(b) calls on all Australian governments to support electric vehicles as a technology to reduce our carbon pollution, and to take action to make them affordable and accessible to all Australians, and not place unnecessary taxation barriers in the way of their uptake.


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