The barriers and potential enablers of electric vehicle uptake in Australia

This working paper covers the barriers and enablers of elective vehicle uptake in Australia. 

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Key findings

85% of Australians identified one or more barriers stopping them from buying an EV.

1 in 4 identified charging time and running costs as a barrier.

Upfront costs of EVs is the largest barrier to uptake at the moment. 

The barriers relate to costs, market development, charging networks and assumptions about EV performance

Access to charging infrastructure is a major concern, especially for people living in apartments or renting.

People in regional and rural Australia also have greater concerns about range/charging infrastructure.

About the Author

CPRC’s Policy and Program Director, Kristal Burry, has extensive experience in the energy and water sectors. Kristal has worked for the federal government on a range of energy issues from electricity and gas pipeline regulation through to residential energy efficiency measures.