The FCAI welcomes today’s announcement from the Queensland Government that will improve the ability of Queenslanders to access electric vehicles and continue the pathway to emissions reduction from the transport sector.
The Queensland Government has doubled the incentives for zero-emission vehicles for eligible buyers from $3,000 to $6,000 and increased the ‘dutiable value’ from $58,000 to $68,000 in a move that recognises that affordability and accessibility are key factors in the uptake of new zero-emission technology.
FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber acknowledged today’s announcement as an extension of the Queensland Government’s existing electric vehicle strategy that includes commitments across a range of areas including fleet purchases and significant investment in recharging infrastructure.
“By increasing consumer incentives, the Queensland Government has acknowledged that affordability is the greatest barrier to EV uptake.
“It is a step that is consistent with the issues raised in the Fuel Efficiency Standard discussion paper released by the Federal Government earlier this week and provides an opportunity for even more Queensland businesses and families to consider an electric vehicle as their preferred choice for work and recreation.
“The FCAI will continue to work alongside the Queensland Government – and Governments across the country – to achieve the primary policy objective of vehicle emissions reduction and increase the range of zero and low emission vehicles on our roads,” Mr Weber said.
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