The South Australian Labor government, led by newly elected Peter Malinauskas, has moved to cancel the state’s controversial proposed electric vehicle (EV) mileage charge.
In doing so, it follows the promise of publicity.
এস 22.7 million from the previous SA government The EV support and reform package was passed into law late last year and is now on the table for revision.
Although the existing policy is proposed (and will apparently still offer) a 000 3000 discount price below $ 68,750 as well as free registration for three years, it includes a mileage charge per kilometer on zero-emission vehicles instead of fuel excise. To provide
SA mileage charge Was Since the start of July 1, 2027, or when the EV market share in the state has reached 30 percent. This timeline coincides with NSW and (later) Western Australia, where Victoria’s EV mileage tax is already the policy.
“We want more South Australians to be more environmentally friendly, not to be discouraged,” said Tom Kautsantnis, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, SA.
“The response we have received from the community has been overwhelming. The Liberals’ decision to introduce this tax will dampen the community’s interest.
“We urge the Leader of the Opposition, David Spears, and the Liberals to acknowledge that they have made a mistake in calling this tax a law.”
The proposed repeal of the Motor Vehicle (Electric Vehicle Levy) Amendment Bill is now on its way through parliamentary scrutiny.
The proposed zero-emission-specific road user charges for lost petrol / diesel excise is a widely debated issue at the moment, as evidenced by the criticism reported here and here.
A survey conducted by the Australian Institute think tank in 2021 found that seven out of 10 South Australians are less likely to buy an electric car if a new road user charge is introduced.
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Introduce a wide road user charge All The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries – the leading body for car brands in Australia – has proposed vehicles to replace the current type of fuel tax and charges, regardless of fuel type.
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