Monday, May 22, 2017

Electric vehicles: Big energy join auto to drive Aus EV uptake

Although bounding ahead on distributed renewables and battery storage, Australia’s uptake of electric vehicles remains stalled, all but going in reverse thanks to a combination of narrow product choice, a lack of emissions standards for vehicles, and few if any incentives for consumers to plug in to the future.

Last year, a total of just 219 fully electric cars were reported as sold throughout Australia last year, compared to 12,000 hybrid vehicles, 363,000-plus diesel vehicles and more than 768,000 petrol fuelled cars.


Read Sophie Vorrath’s story on RenewEconomy - “Electric vehicles: Big energy join auto to drive Aus EV uptake.”

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