The Tasmanian Premier and Minister for Climate Change Peter Gutwein has announced 14 electric vehicle fast-charging stations will be installed in the state at 12 locations this year.
Mr Gutwein said that while Tasmania is one of the lowest emitters in the world, “we know there is still more to be done”.
“Tasmania has a proud history of being a quiet leader on climate action, with our renewable energy the envy of the nation,” Mr Gutwein said.
“It is important that Government takes a leadership role in the use of low emissions vehicles and in this year’s budget we will begin to transition our fleet which currently has only around three per cent in the low-emissions category.”
Mr Gutwein has requested the Treasury provide advice on an achievable, affordable, but ambitious timeframe to transition to a low emissions fleet.
This will be announced in the lead up to the State Budget.
“The Tasmanian majority Liberal Government is committed to taking advantage of new technologies, and is building the infrastructure of the future, enabling Tasmanians and visitors to take advantage of our clean and affordable energy,” Mr Gutwein said.
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