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Australia government supports for EVs

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Linda orange, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Linda orange

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    I find there is no government support for EVs, but will this situation be changed in the future? Someone heard any news about this policy?
     
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    Not entirely true. Tesla buyers (new) pay a reduced luxury car tax, and all tesla owners pay no fuel levy
     
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    That's drawing a pretty long bow to call that "government support".

    Also, it's not true. Drive into a service station in an EV and fill up a jerry can with petrol and you'll pay the exact same rate as everyone else. :)
     
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    The reduced LCT is nothing to do with EV - it applies to all cars with a claimed fuel consumption of less than 7l/100km.
    Since EVs are generally more expensive to buy and there is sales tax and import tax, they are discriminated against. Then there is the issue of claiming expenses - with an ICE you get to claim all of the fuel costs, whereas with an EV your depreciation schedule is capped.
    There is no government support for EVs.
     
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  6. Linda orange

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    I only find this post about EVs in Australia. Australia is the only one that doesn’t give financial incentives for EVs in developing countries.
     

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    New Zealand doesn’t offer any financial incentives on the purchase of new EVs either. We don’t pay a road user tax for EVs but that’s only about $600 per year. Pathetic as usual.
     
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    The LCT thresholds for non fuel efficient cars has increased around $10,000 in the last 10 years while the fuel efficient rate has only increased by $500

    At this rate of calculation, there will be no saving for fuel efficient vehicles by 2029 unless something changes by then

    When Tesla first entered the Australian market, the LCT threshold would save you around $5000. Now it is a bit over $3000

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    The support for the Australian Government is currently pretty close to their level of support for EVs.
     
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    And there will be even less support from the current opposition. After all, they are going to need huge sums to fund their reckless money splurges.
     
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  11. Blue heaven

    Blue heaven Fair Dinkum Tesla

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    True that, we can't bring in a new government that will spend money on Education, Health, Public transport and Sustainable management of our Flora and Fauna when being compassionate to the ailing Fossil Fuel industry should be front and centre.
     
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    A quick google reveals that Labor policy has little for EV's either, but some state govts do (SA). Labor has incentives planned for house batteries, and to retain the emissions target of the old Neg. Better than the Coal-ition (not hard) but still no cherry on top for EV's. Labor to offer $2,000 rebates for battery systems in homes
     
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    SA offer nothing for EV’s. They offer $6k maximum subsidies for home batteries though.
    The state liberal government have no plans to build a coal fired generator in SA.
     
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    For all intents and purposes, Australia is a third world country when it comes to EVs. This place is a joke.
     
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    Indeed it is, and SA proclaimed to the world that it is open for business when it comes to self driving cars. We evidently want to be the world leader (silly rhetoric)...but we can’t have full summon on our tesla.
     
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    Speaking not just EV’s but in the wider area of future transport & energy, I know what you mean and as a phrase quite accurate although jokes are meant to be funny. And these clowns aren’t.

    Politicians left or right that don’t govern for the benefit of future generations are - in reality - wilfully anti-science pseudo-godly knuckle dragging crusaders plundering the future in return for petty party donations & boardroom employment from Combustion Inc. under the guise of jobs & growth to further propagate their extreme wrongheadedness onto their poor progeny & clueless ideological followers.
     
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    ...and that's the clever ones...
     
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    No incentives for EVs in NSW, QLD, SA, WA or Tasmania, the state of Victoria on the other hand has a $100 per year discount on registration, the Vic's are living the dream.
     
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    Actually Queensland has a very low stamp duty for EVs and currently provides many free DC (50kw) chargers.
     

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