Electric vehicles pose a ‘really big engineering challenge’

The Morrison government’s new electric vehicle policy anticipates a “really big engineering challenge”, according to The Australian’s Environment Editor Graham Lloyd.

“The government have been under a lot of pressure from the electric car industry to provide subsidies to make cars cheaper,” Mr Lloyd told Sky News host Peta Credlin.

“The government said no, we’re not going to do that, we’re going to spend our money making sure if people buy them … they’ll be able to charge them, and that when they do charge them it’s not going to blow up the electricity grid.

“A lot of that money is going to be on infrastructure, transmission lines, ways to vary the charging for electricity to encourage people to only use it at certain times, and to use their car batteries to back up the grid.”

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