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Canberra first to ban new petrol cars

THE sale of fossil fuel cars in the ACT will be banned from 2035.

The capital will become the first jurisdiction in Australia to mandate that all new cars must be zero-emissions models.

The ACT government has set a target that by 2030 it wants 80 to 90 per cent of new cars sold to be zero-emissions models, with stricter enforcements to follow.

However, Emissions Reduction Minister Shane Rattenbury is reported to be assuring Canberrans the government didn’t intend to take individuals’ cars off the road.

In December the government opened interest-free loans up to $15,000 for Canberrans wanting to purchase an electric vehicle.

The government’s complete Zero Emissions Vehicle Strategy 2022-2030 is set to be released later in this week.

 

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One Response to Canberra first to ban new petrol cars

Luke says: 18 July 2022 at 6:50 pm

I actually have to thank labor for this. Maybe it’ll be the push needed for people to vote these fools out of office.

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