27, December, 2023
From 2022 to 2023, the proportion of electric vehicle sales in Australia’s new car sales has increased from 2% to 8.3%.
Current status of electric vehicle charger stations
According to the Department of Energy, between December 2022 and December 2, 2023, the number of electric vehicle charging stations increased from 460 to 800, an increase of more than 70%
Bowen noted there are 173,000 electric vehicles on Australian roads. “We reduced waiting times for a lot of drivers, but it only took 1 year.”
On this basis, the federal government will increase its efforts and is expected to double the number of charging stations again and specify new standards to further suppress carbon-emitting vehicles. The aim is to make electric vehicles more attractive.
The government will also continue to invest and implement incentives for electric cars and charger stations to achieve the government’s three key goals:
—Add another 1,000 charging stations within 3 years
—Make electric cars cheaper than gas cars
—Make driving cleaner and cheaper
“Today, in many cases, electric vehicles are a more affordable option than gasoline vehicles,” Bowen said. “We effectively reduce driver expenses and the cost of building and operating charging stations.”
Electric vehicles will be prevalent in Australia for some time to come. The construction and market competition of electric vehicle charger stations will become increasingly fierce.