Australia mirrors European Union’s push to ban ICE vehicles from 2035
Category: #headline  By Akshay Kedari  Date: 2022-08-01
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Australia mirrors European Union’s push to ban ICE vehicles from 2035
  • The country wants battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles to account for 90% of new automobile sales.

There are also plans to add 70 chargers to the public infrastructure network by 2023.

Australia is reportedly gearing up to ban the purchase of internal combustion engine-powered fossil fuel vehicles, following in the footsteps of the European Union. A new plan to ban the sale of ICE vehicles starting in 2035 has been unveiled by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) administration.

The strategy fits with the goal of the Australian government to switch to electric mobility. The ACT administration also intends to put into action several other schemes in addition to banking the sales of ICE vehicles. These include providing grants for the installation of charging infrastructure at residential apartments as well as growing and developing a strong public EV charging network.

For those unaware, this is Australia's first attempt to outlaw the sale of ICE cars. Additionally, the ACT government wants battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles to account for 80 to 90% of new automobile sales in the region.

According to sources, the government also wants to restrict taxi and ride-share firms from expanding their fleets with more ICE vehicles. By 2023, there will be plans to add 70 chargers to the public infrastructure network, with added plans to have 180 by 2025.

The ACT government's action may pave the way for national rules that harmonize all Australian states and territories. The 2035 objective is bold and is still at least ten years away from reality.

Experts believe that the transition to electric mobility seems to be more of a reality than an ambition, given the rising demand for electric vehicles and supportive regulatory outlook. It is worth noting here that several nations have already set timetables for outlawing internal combustion engines that burn fossil fuels.

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https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/electric-vehicles/australia-follows-european-union-bans-new-ice-vehicle-sales-from-2035-41659259287936.html

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