AEVA's submission to the Vehicle Emission Standards Draft Regulatory Impact Statement
The AEVA recently made a submission to the Australian Government's draft regulatory impact statement (RIS) on changes to the way vehicle emissions are regulated and implemented. The RIS document can be found here:
The AEVA firmly believes that vehicle emission regulations should be strengthened wherever possible, while enabling the rapid switch to electrified transport should be encouraged through a number of initiatives. Critically, the AEVA believes that the Australian Government should seek to ensure that by 2025, all new passenger vehicles sold in Australia should be plug-in vehicles. We also suggest that a 1 cent per kilometre levy be applied to all new vehicles after 2018, while retaining the current petrol excise. This will ensure revenue for road infrastructure continues, while creating a disincentive to drive an internal combustion engine vehicles. The levy can be increased over the coming decade to reflect the current fuel excise take (currently about 4 cents per kilometre).
The AEVA's submission can be found here:
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Chris Jones, AEVA National Secretary