Advocate for EVs for all

Electric Vehicle subsidies shouldn’t lock low income households out of the financial and environmental benefits of EVs. 

The absence of targeted EV subsidies for more affordable electric vehicles mean middle and lower income Australian households remain $2,500 to $3,000 per year worse off and locked out of EV ownership.

We need more action now.

While new electric vehicles receive some subsidies or rebates in some states, they only apply to expensive new EVs and have failed to benefit lower income households.

Victoria and NSW have scrapped their $3,000 EV subsidy; the few states that still offer EV subsidies only apply them to new EVs meaning only those who can afford an expensive new car receive the benefits.

The reduced fuel and maintenance cost of an EV save and average Australian household an estimated $12,500 over five years. This is a clear win in a cost of living crisis.

Improve policy to accelerate uptake and ease cost of living.

We urge policy makers to consider targeted EV subsidies for lower and middle income earners to access financial benefits and participate in the EV transition.

Means testing EV subsidies prevents manufacturers from exploiting the system by increasing prices in line with the subsidy.

Add your voice and help accelerate this transition to cleaner transport for all 

The introduction of targeted, means tested subsidies for more affordable electric vehicles should be the focus for Government to fast track this transition and could bring EV purchase down to as little as $20,000 - allowing lower to middle income earners to shift from reliance on petrol cars.


  • break down financial barriers to EV take-up,
  • increase the number of EVs on Australian roads,
  • import more affordable EVs to Australia,
  • enable more households to transition, and
  • reinject rising fuel and car running costs back into household budgets and local economies.

With approximately 15 million petrol cars still on our roads and transport emissions continuing to rise, supporting the shift to affordable EVs can play a pivotal role in curbing pollution and fostering a more sustainable future for Australia.

We urgently appeal to federal and state governments to develop targeted subsidies/rebates/incentives to assist all Australians to make the switch to affordable electric vehicles. 

What your signature means

Your signatures will be compiled and included in our representations to key decision makers in Government. The more signatures we have, the higher the likelihood that we can get their attention. In addition to signing our petition, we encourage you to reach out to all or some of these people independently to keep the pressure up.

Electorate Rationale Contact
Catherine King Ballarat Lead responsible minister
Chris Bowen McMahon Second responsible minister
Carol Brown Senate Assistant transport minister
Jenny McAllister Senate Assistant climate + energy minister
Matt Burnell Spence Outer suburban Adelaide
Alison Byrnes Cunnungham Regional NSW
Andrew Charlton Parramatta Outer suburban Sydney
Lisa Chesters Bendigo Regional VIC
Libby Coker Corangamite Regional VIC
Cassandra Fernando Holt Outer suburban Melbourne
Mike Freelander Macarthur Outer suburban Sydney
Luke Gosling Solomon Suburban Darwin
Jerome Laxale Bennelong Outer suburban Sydney
Louise Miller-Frost Boothby Outer suburban Adelaide
Rob Mitchell McEwen Regional VIC
Peta Murphy Dunkley Outer suburban Melbourne
Fiona Phillips Gilmore Regional NSW
Gordon Reid Robertson Regional NSW
Dan Repacholi Hunter Regional NSW
Tracey Roberts Pearce Outer suburban Perth
Marian Scrymgour Lingiari Regional NT
Meryl Swanson Patterson Regional NSW
Susan Templeman Macquarie Regional NSW
Tony Zappia Makin Outer suburban Adelaide