Senate committee to investigate Australia's EV future
July 2, 2018
The Senate has established a Select Committee on Electric Vehicles to inquire into the use and manufacture of electric vehicles in Australia.
The committee will investigate:
the potential economic, environmental and social benefits of widespread electric vehicle uptake in Australia;
opportunities for electric vehicle manufacturing and electric vehicle supply and value chain services in Australia, and related economic benefits;
measures to support the acceleration of electric vehicle uptake;
measures to attract electric vehicle manufacturing and electric vehicle supply and value chain manufacturing to Australia;
how federal, state and territory Governments could work together to support electric vehicle uptake and manufacturing, supply, and value chain activities; and any other related matters.
“We are on the cusp of the biggest disruption to our transport system since the advent of the internal combustion engine” said committee Chair Senator Tim Storer.
“Australia is uniquely placed to take a leading role in this transformation. This committee will lend much needed momentum and leadership to this issue at the Federal level.”
“With the right policies and incentives, we can create local jobs, generate economic growth, and deliver cheaper and cleaner vehicles to consumers.”
The committee is seeking written submissions as part of its inquiry. Anyone interested in issues relating to electric car use and manufacture in Australia is encouraged to send a written submission to the inquiry.
Submissions are due by Friday 27 July 2018, however, late submissions may be considered.