Tasmania in pole position for roll out of Electric Vehicles
Yesterday’s announcement from China to set a date for the end of fossil fuelled cars could see an acceleration of electric vehicles globally.
New research from The Australia Institute examines the opportunities and obstacles for Tasmania to develop one of the most sustainable and low-carbon transport networks in the world.
Director of The Australia Institute Tasmania, Leanne Minshull has talk dave through how it might work given The high reliability and near zero emissions of Tasmanian power opens up the potential to electrify the state’s transport network.
The report, Tasmania in Pole Position for roll out of Electric Vehicles, recommends strategies to maximise the state’s opportunities in a cost-effective, market-oriented manner, that could also deliver cost savings over the medium term for Tasmanian motorists.
“The state’s unique power grid, reputation for pristine environments and geography are all help make electric car infrastructure more cost effective and rewarding.” “Tasmania is the ideal place for electric cars to become the new norm,“Not only can modern electric vehicles drive from Hobart to Launceston on a single charge, they make the return trip too.”
“Tasmania’s size, population density and clean energy credentials make the state perfect for widespread electric vehicle adoption.”
“Tasmanians pay more for petrol and diesel than the mainland average, yet have cheap, plentiful electricity that can do the same job for a fraction of the price.”