The world is facing a major challenge in the form of global warming and climate change. To address this issue, the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is critical in reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainability. In light of this, the government has released a consultation paper outlining the National Electric Vehicle Strategy to provide a roadmap towards a greener future.
National Electric Vehicle Strategy
The National Electric Vehicle Strategy aims to increase the number of EVs on the roads and promote the development of charging infrastructure. The strategy focuses on four key areas:
Market Development: This involves increasing consumer awareness about EVs and promoting their adoption. This can be achieved through a combination of tax incentives, consumer education programs, and public charging infrastructure.
Research and Development: The government aims to invest in research and development to make EVs more affordable and accessible to a wider audience. This includes developing new technologies, improving battery performance, and reducing costs.
Manufacturing and Supply Chain: The government is committed to promoting local manufacturing of EVs and supporting the development of a strong domestic supply chain. This will help reduce the dependence on imports and create job opportunities in the domestic market.
Charging Infrastructure: The government recognizes the importance of charging infrastructure for the widespread adoption of EVs. The strategy aims to develop a comprehensive charging network that is accessible, reliable, and convenient for EV owners.
The National Electric Vehicle Strategy is a critical step towards a greener future. By promoting the adoption of EVs, the government is sending a clear signal that it is committed to reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainability. The consultation paper provides a roadmap for the development of EVs in the country, and it is now up to the public to provide their feedback and contribute to its success.
Read all about it here: https://consult.dcceew.gov.au/national-electric-vehicle-strategy/submission/list
Not sitting on the sidelines
We see electric vehicles and energy storage systems as an important part of creating a sustainable future. There are no silver bullets, but undeniably mobility and energy consumption are large emitters of CO2e. Saving emissions during the useful life of an electric vehicle is great, but it doesn't make sense to (partly) undo that saving by discarding the battery when it's no longer fit to serve as a traction battery.
That's where we come in. We are developing the technology to rebuild EV batteries so that they can be reused in cars again. Where the modules have degraded to the point where traction is too much to ask, we repurpose them in our battery energy storage systems. Either way, the useful life of these modules is extended significantly, thus spreading their manufacturing missions footprint over many, many more years.
And it all starts with having more electric vehicles on the road in the first place. That's where a National Electric Vehicle Strategy comes in.