Australia is stuck in the slow lane behind countries that are accelerating the switch to electric vehicles (EVs).
Just as early subsidies kickstarted the rooftop solar industry and helped millions of Aussies power their lives with clean energy, the Government should make it easier, not harder, for more people to access cleaner, cheaper electric vehicles.
Australia can learn from our solar success, and from countries like the UK and Norway which are seeing EV sales skyrocket since making them more affordable.
Australia's transport emissions are rising rapidly, but we're lagging behind the rest of the world on electric vehicles because of a lack of federal or state policies to make them more affordable and accessible for everyone.
Australia has led the world on rooftop solar, and we have the opportunity to lead the way on electric vehicles. But we need ambitious EV policies now, or Aussies will get left in the dust.
Sign the petition now to call on the Federal and State Governments to get Australia on the road to clean transport.
Dear Federal and State Energy and Transport Ministers,
Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future: they can run on clean solar and wind energy, cut rapidly rising transport emissions, and are cheaper to run and maintain.
But Australia is still lagging behind the rest of the world on EV uptake, and more needs to be done to make cleaner cars more affordable and accessible for everyone.
We ask that you support ambitious policies to get more Australians in the driver’s seat of an electric vehicle, such as:
Introducing these policies will help grow a thriving EV industry that benefits everyone, and put Australia on the road to being a world leader in clean transport.