Scott Morrison, who in 2019 suggested EVs would ‘end the weekend’, says he now expects them to make up only 30% of new sales by 2030

The Morrison government has ruled out subsidising the expansion of electric and hybrid vehicles, and expects only 30% of new sales to be EVs by 2030 – a date by which some countries plan to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars.

The government’s “future fuels and vehicles strategy” instead includes $178m of new funding, mostly for new EV and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure and to help businesses set up charging stations for fleets.

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