Electric Vehicles in the ACT: Final Report to the ACT Government

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This report was commissioned by The Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD) of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government. There are two main components to the project: first, a survey to gauge the ACT community’s knowledge and understanding of electric vehicle (EV) policy; and, second, socioeconomic modelling of the distributional impacts of existing and potential future EV policy options on the ACT community.

The survey, delivered to adult residents of the ACT, was developed in collaboration with CMTEDD, and addressed the following issues:
• Attitudes of ACT adult residents towards EVs and EV policies.
• Individual experiences with EVs.
• Level of interest and future intentions in relation to individual use and ownership of EVs.
• Perceptions of the benefits and limitations of EVs, and of motivations and barriers to purchasing EVs.
• Priorities regarding Government support and incentivisation of EV uptake in the community.

The socio-economic modelling is intended to estimate the distributional impacts of potential policies designed to incentivise the uptake of EVs in the ACT. This includes a Base Case of current/proposed EV policy settings, and three alternative scenarios in which combinations of incentives to purchase EVs are removed, and other policies to bring taxing of EVs in line with ICEs; and add additional disincentives for ICEs were added.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherUniversity of Canberra
Commissioning bodyACT Government
Number of pages98
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2020

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