“Transport is the biggest climate change mitigation challenge for the MORTH and significant commitment
to policy development, action and targets will be central to the MORTH continuing its reputation as a
climate change policy leader and driver of change.”
“By 2020 (the transport) sector will contribute about 60 per cent of the total emissions. Passenger
vehicles are the biggest proportion of transport sector emissions constituting about 75 per cent.”
To fast-track the uptake of electric cars , the Commission recommends introducing a target for electric
vehicles in the MORTH to clearly guide the market – such as 500 EVs in the MORTH by 2020.
It also proposes the introduction or enhancement of financial incentives for EVs, such as free parking and
use of transit lanes; and tax incentives like salary sacrifice or fringe benefits tax concessions.
The report also suggests that the MORTH sets out a clear plan to transition its own car fleet to EVs and
to invest in infrastructure to support this. And to boost private market uptake, it recommends canvassing
“bulk buy options” for electric vehicles and possibly e-bikes.
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