2022 Australian Federal Election EV policies

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So I thought with the election coming up soon, it might be time to make a single post collating all the current political parties thoughts on the future of sustainable transportation.

Liberals-National Party Coalition

  • $110,000,000,000 into the Future Fuels Fund (Including funding for Infrastructure for EV Chargers)

Australian Labor Party

  • 43% Reduction in Emissions Targets by 2030
  • Aim for 3,800,000 Electric Cars on Australian Roads by 2030
  • Exemption from the 5% Import Tariff
  • Exemption from the 47% Fringe Benefits Tax
  • $39,300,000 towards Electric Vehicle Chargers matched with NRMA to ensure Chargers every 150km along major road networks
  • $80,000,000 for Hydrogen Fuel Refueling Infrastructure

One Nation

One Nation has not made any promises in regards to Electric Vehicles at this time

Greens

  • $6,100,000,000 Investment to Electric Vehicles in Australia
  • $1,200,000,000 to Australian EV Manufacturers
  • Government backed “cheap” finance on EV Purchases
  • Up to $15,000 towards the purchase of a new EV
  • Ending the sale of Combustion Vehicles from 2030
  • $25,000,000,000 investment into Electric Rail and Bus Services nationwide

United Australia Party

  • Aims for cheaper electricity prices by building nuclear power stations

Shooters Party

The Shooters Party has not made any promises in regards to Electric Vehicles at this time

Liberal Democrats

  • Cutting the $0.442 Fuel Excise entirely
  • Raising Highway Speed Limits by up to 30km/h
  • Mandatory Reductions on Speed Limits at Night and in Inclement Weather
  • Banning Covert enforcement of Speed
  • Raising the Blood Alcohol Level to 0.08
  • Legalising Radar Detectors
  • Wearing of Seatbelts to be made optional

The Liberal Democrats have not made any promises in regards to Electric Vehicles at this time

Minor Parties:

Animal Justice Party

The Animal Justice Party has not made any promises in regards to Electric Vehicles at this time

Australian Christians

The Australian Christians have not made any promises in regards to Electric Vehicles at this time

“Fusion” Party

(Fusion party is the Merger of the Science Party, Pirate Party, Secular Party, Vote Planet, and Climate Change Justice Party)

  • Net Zero Emissions in 10 Years
  • Investment into Clean Energy (No value discussed)

Great Australian Party

  • Regulate fuel prices
  • Remove Fuel Excise Tax
  • Upgrade Roads (and speeds)

The Great Australian Party has not made any promises in regards to Electric Vehicles at this time

Katter’s Australian Party

  • Raise Ethanol Content in Fuel
  • Crack down on Rideshare Companies
  • Re-Establish Australian Car Manufacturing

Katter’s Australian Party has not made any promises in regards to Electric Vehicles at this time

Socialist Alliance

  • Support to purchase new EV’s
  • Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies
  • Replace Service Stations with Charging Stations for EV’s

Sustainable Australia Party

  • Expand bus and Rail Networks
  • Support funding for uptake of Electric Vehicles
  • Reduction in registration fees for low emission vehicles
  • Support local mass market production of an Australian Made Electric Car

Teal Independents

Note: Policies are varied, as the Teal Independents are not a singular party, they are a coalition of Independent Members:

  • Reduce Emissions by 60%
  • Aim for 76% of new cars sold by 2030 to be EV’s
  • End Fossil Fuel Subsidies
  • Stamp Duty Discounts
  • Cheap Registration for Electric Vehicles
  • Free Parking in Metropolitan Areas for EV’s
  • Exempt EV’s from Fringe Benefits Tax

Summary

So all in all, not great, not terrible….

Were there any we missed? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll update.

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