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https://aeva.asn.au/ev-policy-submissions/

EV Policy Submissions

The AEVA regularly makes submissions to all levels of government on matters concerning transport and energy policy.  This page serves as a repository of submissions we have made in recent years.

It will be updated as more submissions are made, so please bear with us!

In 2019 the Australian government hosted a Senate Select Committee on Electric Vehciles, chaired by then Senator Tim Storer.  The detailed findings of the committee are summarised here.

The AEVA made several submissions; a general, national overview submission as well as state specific submissions from the ACT, VIC, TAS and SA branches.

A review of how road infrastructure was funded was organised by a group called Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and the AEVA made a submission.  However, it seemed they only really liked the road user charge bits, and didn't read the rest of the document which contained plenty of qualifiers and conditions around the need to include all road going vehicles...

The SA and Victorian governments have attempted to introduce an EV-specific road user charge (late 2020).  As these charges single out EVs and not all road-going EVs, our response was pretty unambiguous.  An email was sent to all state premiers and treasurers seeking clarification.  Responses were recieved from the WA, ACT, NT and TAS governments in the negative, with the SA responding with an explanation for their support for an EV Tax, and the VIC treasurer sending us this press release / letter.  We are still awaiting a response from the QLD and NSW governments.

Most recently (February 2021) the federal government released the Future Fuels Strategy (FFS) discussion paper which drew fairly negative responses all round, including our own.