He wants 100% of all new passenger vehicle sales to be zero emissions by 2036 and 100% of all new car purchases to be electric within five years, i.e. the end of 2026. .
In July, Transport Minister Mark Bailey confirmed Queensland had 10,000 registered electric vehicles on the road, six months after New South Wales made a similar statement.
“In 2017 we had 525 electric vehicles registered in Queensland, and we’re there a few years later with 10,161 – that’s a fantastic achievement,” Bailey said.
“Every day I talk to more and more Queenslanders who drive electric vehicles, and they tell me they love driving them, whether commuting to work, to the shops or on their weekends. ends.”
Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales all offer $3,000 rebate programs for drivers to switch to electric cars.
In Queensland, in a different step from other states, the $3,000 rebate is eligible for electric vehicles up to $58,000; which prevents Queenslanders from getting discounts on the popular Tesla.
The base Tesla Model 3SR now sells for around $65,000 (July 2022).
In March 2022, when the grant was announced, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it was still allowing Queenslanders to watch six or seven models currently available in the state.
More affordable electric cars include the Nissan Leaf (from $49,990), MG ZS EV (from $46,990), Hyundai Ioniq (from $52,899), Hyundai Kona (from $57,429), the new Atto 3 model (from $44,381) launched by BYD, and the Renault Kangoo (from $52,527).
The Queensland government predicted in March that the $3,000 rebate would buy an additional 15,000 new electric vehicles over four years.
He calculated the running costs of petrol and electric cars under the zero-emission vehicle action plan.
“The average Queenslander travels 13,400 kilometers per year and spends around $1,900 on fuel per year (at $1.90/L),” a spokesperson said.
“A zero-emission vehicle traveling the same distance would cost about $502 per year in electricity costs, or charging could be free if the vehicle charges at home via solar panels.”