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FCAI Welcomes Federal Government's Electric Vehicle Discussion Paper

 The FCAI, the peak body for Australia’s automotive industry has today welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s Electric Vehicle Discussion Paper. 

FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said the industry body would be making a submission and will be providing constructive and practical insights on how to accelerate the roll out of zero and low emission vehicles in Australia. 

“The pathway to achieving the best outcome for Australia is complex and the discussion paper raises many of these issues,” Mr Weber said. 

“There are many key issues that need to be examined in this review. These include vehicle price, model availability, battery supply and the provision of further consumer support through the development of charging infrastructure and purchase incentives.” 

“This paper is an encouraging starting point. Automotive manufacturers look forward to working with Government to create an ambitious yet achievable policy framework for both car makers and Australian consumers,” Mr Weber added.