Report

30 January 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN 978-1-76010-888-5

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Membership of the Committee (PDF 23KB)
Acronyms and abbreviations (PDF 24KB)
Recommendations (PDF 41KB)
Executive Summary (PDF 12KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 25KB)

Establishment of the Committee
Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Electric vehicles—Definitions, background and projections (PDF 352KB)

Introduction
What is an EV?
Background—current uptake, projections, and policy initiatives
Diverse range of EVs—light passenger, commercial and public transport
Hydrogen, hybrids or electric only
Autonomous vehicles
Public and active transport

Chapter 3 - Increased EV uptake and use—benefits and challenges (PDF 276KB)

Introduction
Benefits
Challenges
Concluding comment

Chapter 4 - Manufacturing and value-chain activities—opportunities and challenges (PDF 294KB)

Introduction
EV and EV component manufacturing
Battery manufacturing and commodity value-adding
Manufacturing and installation of charging infrastructure
Concluding comments

Chapter 5 - Seizing the opportunity and managing the risks (PDF 272KB)

Introduction
Supporting EV uptake
Supporting manufacturing and value chain activities
Managing the risks
Concluding comments

Chapter 6 - Committee view and recommendations (PDF 54KB)

Introduction
Development of a national EV strategy and targets
Developing an EV industry in Australia
Regulatory reform

Chair's Additional Comments (PDF 38KB)

Introduction
National targets
Fiscally balanced measures
Regulatory reform
Consumer education

Labor Senators' Additional Comments (PDF 15KB)
Australian Greens' Additional Comments (PDF 26KB)
Additional Comments by Senator Rex Patrick - Australia's Electric Vehicle Policy: Battery Dead, Jump Start Required (PDF 30KB)

The Chair's Recommendations
Benefits of electric vehicles and opportunities for Australia
Manufacturing and Value Chain Activities
Proper EV Targets
Luddite Policies Must be Overcome

Appendix 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the committee (PDF 27KB)

Submissions
Tabled Documents
Additional Information
Answers to Questions taken on Notice

Appendix 2 - Public Hearings (PDF 25KB)
Appendix 3 - Summary of committee site visits (PDF 3554KB)

Introduction
Precision Buses

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: 6277 3439
Fax: 6277 5809
electricvehicles.sen@aph.gov.au

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