The NSW Government’s package of intelligent and balanced reforms has made New South Wales the only state in Australia to sit amongst the advanced global pack on electric vehicle policy, according to the Electric Vehicle Council of Australia.

“World leaders from California to the United Kingdom have policies to turbo-charge the transition to electric vehicles and capture the abundant economic, health, and environmental benefits. New South Wales has stepped up to stand amongst them,” said Electric Vehicle Council chief executive Behyad Jafari.

“This package, frankly, represents how grown-ups do reform – consultative, balanced, and longsighted. Many Australian governments have announced EV ‘plans,’ sometimes even ‘plans to have a plan’, but New South Wales is the first state to step up and deliver real action.

“Jurisdictions around the world that have taken this path have seen billions in investment flow toward them. New South Wales residents will now see more places to charge their cars and innovative EV-oriented businesses flourish.

“Vitally, they will see the world’s leading manufacturers offering their most affordable EV models to the state.”

The Electric Vehicle Council is appreciative of the community and industry stakeholders who contributed toward the process that led to the announcement of the reforms, including the important role of the NRMA.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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