Voters back EV transition, poll finds

Exactly one-in-two voters back a federally mandated transition to electric vehicles, a new poll released by The Australia Institute has found.

The release of the poll comes weeks after the Federal Opposition outlined its new position on electric vehicle sales, which aims to transition to 50% of all sales of new vehicles being electric by 2030.

According to the poll, the majority of voters (62%) support a Government EV program to switch to an electrically charged transport system, including 55% Coalition voters, 71% Labor voters, 78% Greens voters, and 54% ‘other’ voters.

The strongest support of a transition to electric vehicles was recorded in Western Australia (68%) and Queensland (62%).

“Australians already have a strong appetite for electric vehicles, with 50% interested in purchasing an electric vehicle by 2025 – a full five years earlier than Labor’s EV Target and significantly faster than the Government’s strategy” said Richie Merzian, Climate & Energy Program Director at The Australia Institute.

The full survey results can be found here

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