With huge rises in petrol prices and a change in Federal Government, 2022 has been a year of upheaval for energy and support for action on climate change.
There is a growing understanding of the harmful impacts of fossil fuels and Australia is now getting ready to transition to 100% renewable energy.
There is no better example of this than looking at the rise of electric vehicles (EVs).
Victoria is seeing an increasing share of renewable energy feeding into the electricity grid, including through large scale wind and solar as well as ordinary rooftop solar. This means that EVs can be run clean, green and very cheap compared with conventional petrol cars which run on fossil fuels.
According to the Electric Vehicle Council, EV sales tripled in 2021 from the previous year to 20,665. At the moment this represents 2% of all vehicle sales in Australia, a figure set to keep rising.
Brimbank is already ahead of the race.
According to a report published in The Age earlier this year, the area in Victoria where most EVs and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) were sold in 2021 was postcode 3020. This covers Sunshine, Albion, Sunshine North and Sunshine West.
So now is the time to start thinking about your transition to 100% renewable, clean electric transport.
Come along to our webinar on electric vehicles
Join us online on Tuesday 23 August at 7.30pm with Ross De Rango, Head of Energy and Infrastructure at the Electric Vehicle Council, for a webinar and Q&A session all about EVs.
The webinar will cover:
- EV running costs
- how to charge your EV at home and on the road
- what rebates and incentives are available
- an update on imports and manufacturing in Australia.
Go to brimbank.vic.gov.au/events to learn more and register.