FACT: We need to ramp up the public pressure to ensure cleaner cars are affordable and accessible for everyone. Good electric vehicle policies are a win for everyone. EVs can run on clean energy, are cheaper to ‘refuel’ and maintain, and can play a big role in cutting rising transport emissions and local air pollution meaning they benefit everyone regardless of whether you drive an EV or not.
People in regional and rural areas have led the way on rooftop solar and now—as people who regularly clock up higher kilometres—can benefit most from going electric. Now is the time to accelerate EV uptake with a smart package of federal and state government reforms, like upfront incentives, high sales targets, and filling the gaps in charging infrastructure, especially in regional areas.
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