EV sales plummet after 'ute tax' axed

EV sales plummet after 'ute tax' axed
Sales of new plug in vehicles has fallen since the clean car discount was axed. (Image: Getty)
John Anthony
Electric vehicle sale volumes have tanked after the National-led coalition government abolished the clean car discount for plug-in and low-emission vehicles.The latest figures from the Motor Industry Association (MIA) show that plug-in vehicles made up just 7% of new vehicle sales in April and about 8% for the calendar year to date.In April 2023, plug-ins comprised 23% of new vehicle sales and about 22% for the calendar year to the end of April.The MIA’s Mark Stockdale said sales of new low-emission vehicles hit a record high late last ye...

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