Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

3 March 2020

Peter Gutwein, Premier and Minister for Climate Change

Electric Vehicle Target

Tasmania has a proud history of being a quiet leader on climate action, with our renewable energy the envy of the nation.

While we are one of the lowest emitters in the world, we know there is more to be done. This is why we are turbo charging our electric vehicle networks, with 14 fast charging stations at 12 locations across the State to be installed this year.

It is important that Government takes a leadership role in the use of low emissions vehicles and in this year’s budget we will begin to transition our fleet which currently has only around 3% in the low emissions category.

I have requested Treasury to provide advice on an achievable, affordable but ambitious timeframe to transition us to a low emissions fleet. This will be announced in the lead up to the State Budget.

The Tasmanian majority Liberal Government is committed to taking advantage of new technologies, and is building the infrastructure of the future, enabling Tasmanians and visitors to take advantage of our clean and affordable energy.

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