Can NSW’s Electric Vehicle Strategy provide enough support for consumers to make the switch?

The NSW Government has implemented a plan to roadmap the uptake of electric vehicle use. Which will involve rebates for electric vehicle purchase, phasing out of stamp duty for electric vehicle purchases, building a world class charging network and fleet incentives encouraging local councils to electrify their vehicle fleets plus more.

Electric Vehicle sales in NSW for new cars is only at 0.68% which is dramatically lower than many European countries. The market leader Norway currently has 75% of all new car sales being battery operated EV’s or hybrid vehicles. Local councils and businesses will be given an incentive to make the shift over to electrifying their fleets.

Through a reverse auction process for battery operated or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, incentives will be offered to medium and large fleets such as local councils as first introduced through the NSW Net Zero Plan 2020-2030. For an intermittent period driving an EV will also be easier as drivers of electric vehicles will also be given access to the T2 and T3 transit lanes.

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