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Kick start: The Supply Association of Australia has a discussion paper looking at to promote the uptake of electric

Call for debate on EV support radical bowser-based fundraising bid

25 2013

A NATIONAL electricity group has suggested government the price of petrol to help pay for to get more electric vehicles on roads

The Energy Supply of Australia today released a paper it hopes will debate over the role of cars here, calling on to help create a critical of battery-powered vehicles to help the roll-out of recharging infrastructure.

One of the options available to government, it is the concept of freebates , where for high-priced electric cars are for at the bowser by motorists.

We can make it for electric cars, or we can make it ESAA chief executive Warren said.

International have shown that the enabler for electric cars is mass.

Once you have electric cars in a market, create their own infrastructure, own after-sales support and their own market

But if we don’t find a way of this initial critical then in a small market Australia we will just car makers from bringing cars here, and we may be waiting a time to unlock the benefits can deliver.

Short of telling the government it should do, the ESAA suggests should consider additional such as direct subsidies for EV discounts and rebates on registration and including the luxury car tax, and access to restricted traffic

The report says electric hot-spots could be set up in suburbs Sydney s Baulkham Hills, Forest, Kellyville, Menai and Hills, Melbourne s Balwyn Derrimut, Greensborough, Ivanhoe and Point Cook, and places as Brisbane s Bridgeman Downs, The North Lakes, Carindale and Brookfield, and even Canberra s O Malley, Fadden, Macarthur and

Surprisingly, the report ruled out the of EV hotspots to some high-income suburbs because of the lack of parking a necessary criteria to at-home charging possible.

Of course, the ESAA s members a vested interest in electric roll-outs, a point that the acknowledged.

Electric vehicles new opportunities for electricity retailers. The of EVs is likely to encourage and depend tariff reform, smart development and invite more billing and charging arrangements to EVs help improve and optimise use of the network, the report says.

companies will have a stake in this as providers of the to coordinate and manage new customers and facilities, as well as exploring how to utilise more advanced to grid technology as it becomes

It is feasible that the value of to grid for electricity networks and could eventually offset the cost of EVs.

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As of the end of October, 259 vehicles had been sold in so far this year, but only 77 of to private buyers. This with 82 sales last of which only 31 went private hands.

The cheapest and the only EV on sale in Australia is s Leaf, priced from which has accounted for 161 of battery-powered car so far this year.

Nissan general manager of corporate Peter Fadeyev said the car-maker believed much be done to boost sales of vehicles.

All levels of government should new-car buyers to choose a electric vehicle such as the LEAF, he said.

Tax credits for EV such as those offered in the USA be a good start. Removing the taxes and duties applied to purchases would also

Mr Fadeyev said making available recharging stations in every Australian capital would also be beneficial.

Australian local government make parking free of for all electric vehicles and even EV owners reductions in their rates, he said.

They also encourage the use of EVs in car-sharing to improve inner-city mobility.

Nissan believes tactics as these would certainly more Australians to consider a new electric car.

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