Queensland startup ACE EV is set to sign an agreement to build electric vehicles in Adelaide from next year. The deal marks Australia’s first domestic manufacturing for EVs and comes in the absence of any state support. Is this the beginning of a new era for Aussie industry?
One week out from the federal election, Labor have announced plans to fund $57 million of electric vehicle research and production in Australia. The strategy will create an “Electric Vehicle Innovation Council”, introduce new safety standards for EV charging installations, and help develop emerging battery technologies.
Electric vehicles have exploded onto the political scene in recent weeks following Labor’s bold 50%-of-sales-by-2030 Federal election pledge. With the Coalition rapidly turning against them and Labor demanding adoption, we turn to international examples to answer the question: Are EVs really a partisan issue?