A Call for the Federal government to offer Incentives for PHEV and EV cars.

A Call for the Federal government to offer Incentives for PHEV and EV cars.

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Grady Rodgers started this petition to Josh Frydenberg (Treasurer) and

During this period of transition and disruption in the global automotive industry and given the pressure being placed upon Australian car sales business from declining sales and the closure of Holden the time is right for the government to take strong action in support of the local car industry, while at the same time offering relief and assistance to Australian families looking to buy a new fuel efficient car. 

We call upon the Australian government to use the revenue from the Luxury Car Tax to support an incentive scheme for the purchase of full electric and Plug in Hybrid Vehicles in Australia. The LCT was initially established to support Australia's Car manufacturing industry but now only serves to raise revenue for the Australian government. A $10,000 subsidy would support the purchase of 64,000 Electric vehicles a year, a 10 fold increase on 2019 levels (6718 cars sold), without using any other revenue outside the current Luxury car tax (the LCT generated $640million in 2018).

This would improve the affordability of plug in and full Electric vehicles and allow thousands of Australian families to start making the transition to an EV future. It would also support Australian car sales industry which last year saw a 8.2% decline in sales capping off 24 months of declining sales. The incentive would also support creation of the hundreds of new jobs which will be needed to support Australia's EV fleet in the future. This is to say nothing of the social and economic benefits to the health of society caused by cleaner environments free of car exhausts.

Such a scheme would also bring Australia into line such other countries such as the United States and Norway which are supporting the transition to a electric future. 

Let's make Electric Vehicles more affordable, lets support Australian jobs, lets support Australian families. 

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