The purpose of this document is to provide a response to the National Electric Vehicle Strategy Consultation paper released in September 2022.
The BIC supports the intent of the National Electric Vehicle Strategy Consultation paper which covers a range of goals and although the bus and coach industry are broadly supportive of these goals, highlighting two main concerns with the strategy.
The bus and coach industry in Australia is uniquely placed to be an exemplar of how to transition heavy
vehicles to zero emissions operation. The public transport tasks (including school bus services), which the
industry undertakes daily are so configured that the vast majority of these operations are ideally suited to
adopt dedicated battery and hydrogen technology.
Queries or feedback relating to this submission can be directed to Roz Chivers Executive Director – Bus Industry Confederation via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 02 6247 5990.