Australia’s Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries joined with partners across the globe in celebrating World EV Day on 9 September. FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said the occasion had relevance for Australian consumers, business and government.
“In 2021 World EV Day is taking place during a time of increased focus on electric vehicles. More brands are committing to zero-emission and low emission drive trains, increasing the numbers of these vehicles available to the Australian motorist.”
Weber also outlined the importance for governments to match the rise in electric vehicles with proactive and future-focused policies. “With an increasing number of EVs becoming available every day, more of these vehicles will become familiar on Australian roads. It is a question of when, not if. It’s vital that governments across the country work towards nationally consistent policies that will allow manufacturers to bring the best technologies to market and provide greater choice to the Australian consumer.”
In Australia, governments are already engaging with manufacturers in developing EV policies, and the FCAI – and the industry as a whole – is looking forward to this consultation increasing, which in turn will allow the best technologies to flow to the Australian motorist.