/ 10 November 2021

COP drive electric car deal without Oz

Image source: Unsplash
Image source: Unsplash

The UK is leading the charge on a pledge to ban the sale of petrol-fuelled cars in developed countries by 2035, and in developing nations by 2040 at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. Not joining in is Australia – we join China, the US, Germany and others in holding out. Still, PM Scott Morrison yesterday unveiled the government’s plan to make EVs 30% of new cars sold by 2030 with $178 million in funding to build charging stations and support the power grid to get us there. It’s a different approach to Labor’s policy, which offers subsidies to help Aussies buy them. With EVs making up 1% of new car purchases in Oz, Labor leader Anthony Albanese yesterday said we are “falling way behind” other developed nations. We would have said “stuck in the slow lane”, but you do you, Mr Opposition Leader… 

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