Slow electric vehicle uptake costing Australian economy millions

Australia’s “do-nothing” approach to the uptake of electric vehicles could cost the economy more than $350 million over the next 20 years, a new report has found, at an environmental cost of one million tonnes in added carbon emissions. Electric vehicle uptake in Australia has been painfully slow, with recent reports suggesting just over 1000 EVs were currently driving Australian roads, representing just 0.01 per cent of the market.