Our mission

The Electric Vehicle Council is the national body for the electric vehicle industry in Australia. By representing businesses involved in producing, powering and supporting EVs, we aim to accelerate the electrification of road transport for a more sustainable and prosperous Australia.

Priorities for Electric Vehicles in Australia

We continuously carry out significant research and industry engagement to develop a strong understanding of the barriers preventing mass market uptake of electric vehicles in Australia. Priorities for the advancement of electric vehicles in Australia fall into three categories.


EV market

An affordable and competitive EV market enables everyday Australians to consider transitioning to a low emission vehicle.

Regulatory framework

A strong fuel efficiency standard would encourage manufacturers to import EVs to the Australian market – and encourage industry and consumers to purchase them.


Consumer awareness

Increased awareness of the benefits and savings of EVs promotes uptake.



Electric Vehicle Council activities

We undertake a range of activities to accelerate electrification. These include:


Advocacy and research

Bringing together corporate, government, academic and community stakeholders to better understand and advance Australia’s electric vehicle market.


Industry co-ordination

Advising and fostering relationships to aggregate demand and supply, raise consumer awareness, and facilitate collaboration.


Harnessing innovation

Demonstrating confidence and building opportunities in Australia’s EV industry and down the supply chain.