Encouraging adoption of low-emmission vehicles

Lynn asked a question in Parliament on whether the government has examined the impact of introducing concessions to low-emission vehicles. Unfortunately, the government had little to say on low-emission and electric vehicles.


Extract from Hansard
COUNCIL — Tuesday, 12 June 2012


343. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

(1) Has the government examined the impact of introducing a stamp duty concession for low-emission vehicles; and, if so, what was revealed?
(2) Has the government considered introducing a tax on high-emission vehicles similar to the tax on luxury vehicles?
(3) Will the minister consider charger installation rebates and/or priority parking for electric vehicles?
(4) Will the minister support developing a whole-of-government policy to capture the potential benefits of electric vehicles on a smart electricity grid?
(5) Will the government investigate ways to encourage WA businesses to adopt low-emission vehicles as part of their fleet purchasing guidelines?

Hon SIMON O’BRIEN replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question to the Minister for Transport, who advises as follows —
The response provided is in respect to the transport portfolio. The member is also advised that questions on stamp duty and tax concessions should be referred to the appropriate minister.
(1)–(2) No.
(3)–(5) Electricity network issues and opportunities associated with the introduction of electric vehicles were identified in the government’s strategic energy directions paper 2011.