Angus Taylor accused of promoting “misleading” EV emissions modelling
"The federal government’s “Future Fuels Strategy” discussion paper, which
claims hybrid electric vehicles are greener than full battery EVs, is based on
misleading modelling that must be corrected, says The Australia Institute.
In a submission to the Future Fuels paper, the progressive think tank described
Australia as a “laggard” on EV policy, and savaged the Morrison government for
putting forward no hard polices to support the uptake of EVs.
It said the government’s support for hybrids was based on “inflated” figures
that collapse under scrutiny. It said hybrids had no place in a “future fuels”
plan because they use old technology, and urged the government to adopt more
aggressive incentives that would encourage the uptake of battery EVs."
On the road again: here’s how the states can accelerate Australia’s sputtering
electric vehicle transition
"Last month, Volkswagen Australia chief Michael Bartsch revealed Australia’s
clean technology laws were so weak, his German head office would not supply
Australians with the company’s top selling mid-range electric vehicles.
Without a clear policy to signal the market for electric vehicles would grow,
Bartsch said, Volkswagen would instead supply popular models, such as the ID.3
hatchback and the ID.4 SUV, to more welcoming markets such as North America and
Undoubtedly, the Morrison government remains in the slow lane on electric
vehicle policy. Its Future Fuels Strategy discussion paper rules out subsidies
for electric vehicles, and the government has failed to implement fuel
efficiency standards to encourage the transition away from traditional cars.
But as history shows, in the absence of federal leadership, states and
territories can work together and step into a policy breach. Now’s the time for
them to band together on electric vehicles. Here’s how they can do it."
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