November 16, 2022
This working paper covers the barriers and enablers of elective vehicle uptake in Australia.
EVs will play an important role in the transition to net zero, both by reducing emissions in the transport sector and by complementing other household activities, such as rooftop solar. They can also facilitate households to participate in demand response and other energy market responses that leverage residential level distributed energy resources. CPRC undertook a nationally representative survey of 2,000 Australians. The purpose of this was to better understand the barriers and enablers for Australians to switch from internal combust engine (ICE) to electric vehicles (EVs).
of Australians identified one or more barriers stopping them from buying 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.
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.
October 31, 2023
Faulty cars are far too common and disrupt too many lives. This report delves deep into the repercussions of faulty cars on individuals' lives, examines the legal pathways available for those seeking remedies and explores the experience of First Nations people.
March 16, 2023
Australia’s privacy laws rely on notification and consent as the primary means of protecting consumers. The onus is on consumers to navigate complex privacy protections in a continuously complex digital economy. It is time to consider reforms that hold businesses accountable for how they collect, share and use consumer data. It is time to give regulators the power to pause and assess data practices that are causing or likely to cause consumer harm.