THE FUTURE IS ELECTRIC FOR AUSTRALIAN CARS AND BUSES
August 12, 2016, 00:00 AEST Brisbane
August 12, 2016, 00:00 AEST Immediate
As well as the costs of this transition the report highlights the benefits including increased convenience, increased air quality, a more pleasurable driving experience, reduced fuel costs, and householders achieving energy freedom.
The report shows that replacing Australia’s entire vehicle fleet will eliminate up to 8% of Australia’s national emissions.
“When powered by 100% renewable energy EV’s are a pure zero emissions technology.”
“The EV revolution is closely linked to the battery and solar photovoltaics revolutions that are underway and we are continuing to witness.”
“With costs coming down and staying down there is now the very real prospect that Greenpower or rooftop PV can be used to power an electric vehicle, and let people be entirely free from fossil fuels, ” said CEO of BZE and Zero Carbon Australia program director Dr Stephen Bygrave.
Subject to assumptions around fuel costs, battery costs and vehicle capital costs the report shows that the transition could be cost neutral for the Australian economy.
The report has ben developed in conjunction with the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (@UNSW) and consulting group MRCagney.
The study will be launched first in Brisbane and then at the Hunter Electric Vehicle Festival.
Electric Cars on display at the Brisbane launch are courtesy of owners of Nissan, Tesla, Mitsubishi and BMW models. Photos from 5.30pm
Speakers at the Brisbane launch include:
Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Senator for Queensland and Co-Deputy Leader Australian Greens
Hon Mark Bailey MP, Queensland Government Minister Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy and Water Supply
Genevieve Graves, Manager Sustainable Transport RACQ
Professor Karen Hussey, Deputy Director Global Change Institute
Leslie Carter, Managing Director MRCagney
Dr Stephen Bygrave CEO BZE and Program Director Zero Carbon Australia
Registration is free at eventbrite: Brisbane
Hunter EV Festival Dinner Symposium Tickets are $40 through eventbrite rsvp by noon August 12 .
Public level 2 recharging facilities in Oslo Norway. Image Credit Stephen Bygrave