Overcoming the challenges and barriers to purchasing low-emission vehicles
The Tax Specialist
Most Australian states are aiming to transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To achieve this target, the states need to transition to cleaner transportation by overcoming the challenges and barriers to purchasing low-emission vehicles. This article examines issues and barriers affecting the deployment of electric and low-emission vehicles in Australia, with a special focus on the states, in particular Western Australia, as constitutional power over transport is assigned to the states. The article suggests tax and regulatory options by exploring lessons from European countries. Without appropriate policies in place to encourage the uptake of low-emission and electric vehicles, Australia could be left behind in the transition to cleaner transportation.