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Draft Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Policy Driving a Greener Future

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Published on 10 May 2024



Around 15,000, and possibly even up to 33,500, electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to be on our roads by 2035.

To help our community prepare for making the switch to EVs, Council has updated its Electric Vehicle Charging Policy to proactively tackle the need for more accessible and diverse EV infrastructure in an increasingly climate-conscious Maribyrnong.

City of Maribyrnong Mayor, Cr Cuc Lam, said the updated draft recognises advancements within the electric vehicle (EV) market in recent years, and seeks to address the rising demand for EV infrastructure.

“Recognising our commitment to fostering a safe climate and healthy community, supporting liveable neighbourhoods, and adopting future-focussed initiatives, it is imperative we remain responsive to the evolving needs of our community in an increasingly technologically sustainable world.”

“Implementing forward-thinking infrastructure will be essential in shaping a greener, more resilient Maribyrnong,” she said.

EV sales are on the rise, increasing from 2 percent in 2001 to 8.4 percent as of June 2023.

The draft 2024 Policy is designed to adapt to the shifting trends, aligning infrastructure with the evolving landscape of sustainable transportation while supporting equitable access throughout Maribyrnong.

By facilitating community infrastructure conducive to EV ownership, Council aims to support the transition to zero-emission vehicles and reduce the community’s carbon footprint.

Share any thoughts on the draft Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure Policy 2024

View the draft Policy via our website and email any comments or questions to smartcity@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au by midnight Sunday 2 June 2024.

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