Adoption of EVs is well under way in Australia and will increase as market forces, subsidies and government policies for development of the necessary infrastructure permit.
The ALP policy of aspiring to 89 per cent of new car sales in 2030 being accounted for by EVs seems to be feasible, if not predictable with any accuracy at this time. Likewise, its aspiration that EVs in 2030 should account for 15 per cent of all cars registered in 2030, also seems feasible.
The ALP policy ‘to create an environment for 3.8 million EVs on the road by 2030’ is not possible.
Other ALP claims made in relating some estimates to Coalition figures is considered improper and pure politics, rather than rational policy.