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Australia Vic Greens plan for $15k to help buy EVs

02:11  04 october  2022
02:11  04 october  2022 Source:   aap.com.au

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Victorians will receive a $15,000 "eco-bonus" to switch to electric cars and petrol-powered vehicles will be banned by the end of the decade under a plan by the Greens.

Victorian Greens MP Sam Hibbins says switching to EVs is essential to cutting greenhouse emissions. © Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS Victorian Greens MP Sam Hibbins says switching to EVs is essential to cutting greenhouse emissions.

Subsidy payments of about $3000 would also be made to electric car owners for bi-directional chargers, enabling them to charge their vehicle through solar panels in an effort to drive down greenhouse gas emissions.

Under the Greens' Electric Vehicle Rapid Uptake Plan, the sale of petrol cars would be banned from 2030 and Labor's electric vehicle tax would also be scrapped.

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Victorian Greens MP and transport spokesman, Sam Hibbins, said transport is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in Victoria and electric vehicles are the way of the future.

"Electric vehicles are essential to the clean energy revolution," Mr Hibbins said. "Bi-directional charging will allow people to use their car as a clean energy battery and help stabilise the grid as more rooftop solar is installed."

Last month, the Federal government's landmark climate bill passed in parliament, enshrining its emissions target of 43 per cent by 2030.

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So you want a heat pump. But can you find anyone to install it?Some of the home changes he knew he could do himself, but to replace the gas furnace and a gas-powered water heater for electric heat pumps, he had to call in contractors. Each one he spoke to tried to talk him out of swapping the furnace and heater. They were skeptical that an electric replacement would be as reliable, and insisted he’d need a backup gas furnace just in case.

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