Labor unveils first electric vehicle policy since Coalition said party was ‘waging war on the weekend’

Labor unveils first electric vehicle policy since Coalition said party was ‘waging war on the weekend’

The Guardian

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ALP wants to reduce the cost of electric cars and increase their uptake as fleet vehicles across Australia

Labor will cut the import tariff on electric vehicles worth less than $77,565 and exempt them from fringe benefits tax in an effort to reduce retail prices and create incentives to drive up fleet purchases.

The new policy will be unveiled at the party’s national conference on Wednesday as power brokers continue to wrestle over amendments from the Australian Workers Union and the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union intended to strengthen Labor’s support for new gas projects.

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