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Mayors push for affordable EVs

In a recent statement by 120 Australian mayors and councillors, the federal government has been urged to pass legislation establishing a fuel economy requirement that will increase the supply of hybrid and electric vehicles.

At all levels of government, transportation is a substantial source of emissions; it ranks third nationally in terms of overall carbon dioxide output, just behind stationary energy and electricity.

“A lack of supply to Australia, and the strong federal policy to drive it, makes it difficult to transition our fleets, therefore limiting the availability of secondhand vehicles to communities,” says the statement. “We urge the federal government to support our access to electric vehicles by legislating strong fuel efficiency standards.”

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