SA Government leads the way with smart electric vehicle investment6 November 2020
SA Government leads the way with smart electric vehicle investment The South Australian Government’s Electric Vehicle Action Plan is leading example of the progress government can make and will help drive the state into an exciting zero-emission future, according to the Electric Vehicle Council.
Premier Marshall today announced the $18.3m Electric Vehicle Action Plan which will include $13.4m for the fast charging network and a plan to electrify the SA Government Fleet.
Electric Vehicle Council chief executive Behyad Jafari said the plan was an exciting step forward for South Australia.
“We know Australians want to make the shift to electric vehicles but they need their governments to demonstrate they are supporting the transition. That’s exactly what the South Australian Government is signalling today,” Mr Jafari said.
“An upgraded fast charging network will help give South Australians with the confidence to switch to an electric vehicle. The new normal for electric vehicles is a range of over 500 kilometres on a single charge. So even those living in the third-biggest state in the country can have confidence they’ll always be able to make it from A to B.
“The plan to transition the entire SA Government Fleet to electric vehicles by 2030 is a vital step. Not only would it shift $80 million in cars and fuel to clean transport power it will also send a powerful signal to the market that a transition is real and appealing.
“Transitioning South Australia’s fleet to electric vehicles will create more peaceful and breathable city air and less carbon emissions. It will also shore up the energy security of the state.”
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