Time to Electrify
It’s time for clean air, a safer climate and healthier communities. It’s time for cheaper fuel and energy independence. It’s time to Electrify Everything. First stop: transport.
It's time to Electrify
Transport is the third largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Australia, warming our planet and increasing the intensity of climate disasters. Transitioning to cleaner cars and zero emissions vehicles is essential to reduce carbon emissions and stop transport- based pollution.
Australia is the only developed country without fuel efficiency standards and we have become a dumping ground for high polluting and inefficient vehicles that can’t be sold elsewhere. It’s costing our environment and our economy.
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How did our cars get so dirty?
Rising Transport Emissions
Transport is the third largest contributor to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 20% in total, and one of the few sectors where emissions are continuing to grow. Cars, vans and utes make up 60% of all transport emissions. And to date Australia has no plan to cut them.
Australia is a Dumping Ground
Australians are being sold dirty and outdated cars, with higher purchase prices and higher running costs than any other developed nation. In other markets where there is a genuine incentive to sell cleaner vehicles, consumers have a wider choice available to them and can purchase the car that they want and that suits their budget without sacrificing the environment.
We’re Being Left Behind
A lack of fuel efficiency standards in Australia makes it more difficult to get an electric vehicle (EV) with current demand massively outstripping supply. The few electric vehicles coming into the country are selling out within minutes, there is a massive waiting list for cars – and some second hand cars are even selling for more than the original purchase price!
A fuel efficiency standard is the first step to opening up the Australian market to more EVs and ensuring that demand for them can be met.