In 1974, Australia saw the advantage of electric vehicles – and did nothing | The Driven
Australia sorely lags behind the world in the transition to electric vehicles. Yet the EV Senate Inquiry report released this week by the federal government unmasked a lack of vision from the two major parties in quickly moving Australia along the road to zero emission transport.
It seems it has always been thus. Way back in 1974, a similar report produced by a federal government department delivered a plethora of evidence of why electric vehicles would be a good idea.
The Senate inquiry delivered this week included a similar take from individuals, companies and community organisations with interests ranging from automotive, mining, and energy to health, pollution and climate.