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Australians want to buy electric cars, but car makers say government policy blocks supply – ABC News

Surveys show Australians want to buy electric vehicles, but they continue to languish at less than 1 per cent of new car sales. What’s going on?

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Surveys show Australians want to buy electric vehicles (EVs), but they continue to languish at less than 1 per cent of new car sales. What’s going on?
Key points:

  • Australia’s rate of EV car sales is rapidly falling behind that of other developed countries
  • Consumer interest is high, but there are problems with the supply of affordable models
  • Manufacturers say they’re not shipping EVs to Australia due to government policy

The answer is complex and takes us down a twisting path of carbon targets, “super…

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