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Incentives needed to drive EV transition Featured

Media Release 6 May 2021 WSROC has applauded statements made by NSW Minister for Transport, the Hon. Andrew Constance MP, regarding the need to incentivise electric vehicle uptake.

WSROC President Clr Barry Calvert said “We fully support the Minister’s call to focus on incentivising electric vehicle uptake in the coming years. Investment in appropriate infrastructure and providing incentives to drivers are critical in stimulating the transition to EVs.”

“Across the world countries are moving towards electrification of their transport. We need to ensure Australia is not left behind,” he said.

“WSROC supports the Minister’s statement that federal, state and local governments all have a role to play to lead the transition to electric vehicles.

“Western Sydney councils are working on transitioning their fleets and agree that doing so will help instil community confidence in electric vehicles, and feed the second-hand EV car market; reducing price barriers to uptake. 

“Western Sydney councils are committed to reducing their emissions. Testament to this effort is the WSROC-coordinated Western Sydney Energy Program through which councils are seeking to reduce the region’s emissions by 200,000 tonnes of CO2e2 each year. This equates to taking 46,000 cars off the road annually,” he said.

“We look forward to collaborating with the NSW Government to ensure a speedy and equitable transition to electric transport across the city,” said Clr Calvert.

More information on the WSEP: https://wsroc.com.au/projects/project-western-sydney-energyprogram

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Media contact: Kelly Gee, 02 9671 4333, 0425 871 868 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   / Kate O’Connell 02 9671 4333, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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