Parliament committee seeking submissions on EV transition

Monday, 05 February, 2024

Parliament committee seeking submissions on EV transition

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water has commenced an inquiry into the transition to electric vehicles (EVs).

The inquiry has been established to consider the necessary resources, systems and infrastructure for this transition and the impacts of moving away from traditional vehicles. It will also look at fuel saving and affordability opportunities for residents in outer regions, as well as focus on the future of EV battery manufacturing, challenges on electricity consumption and demand, and Australia’s limited EV supply.

The inquiry committee is seeking written submissions providing recommendations relating to any or all of the below inquiry terms of reference by Friday, 22 March 2024:

  • The establishment of resources, systems and infrastructure required to support transition to EVs.
  • The impact of moving from internal combustion engine vehicles, including fuel excise loss, existing auto industry component manufacturers and the environment.
  • The opportunities for fuel savings, such as by combining EVs with other consumer energy technologies and savings for outer suburban and regional motorists.
  • The impact on electricity consumption and demand.
  • The opportunities for expanding EV battery manufacturing, recycling, disposal and safety, and other opportunities for Australia in the automotive value chain to support the ongoing maintenance of EVs.
  • The impact of Australia’s limited EV supply compared to peer countries.
  • Any other relevant matters.

For more information, visit the inquiry webpage.

Image credit:

Related News

'Myrtle': Australia's new embodied carbon facility

Run by Australian cleantech company MCi Carbon, the facility will transform CO2 into...

Scientists make inroads into sustainable refrigeration

The research involved fine-tuning the compression-absorption cascade refrigeration cycle (CACRC)...

New initiative helps businesses make sustainable packaging choices

The AIP is collaborating with sustainability software company Empauer to offer a comprehensive...

  • All content Copyright © 2024 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd