ELECTRIC VEHICLE WORKING
722. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the minister representing the
Minister for Innovation and ICT:
I refer to the government's
electric vehicle working group, which I understand was established in March
(1) What is the scope and purpose of
(2) Does the
group have a time frame to achieve its objectives as per its scope, and will
the minister please provide details of this time frame?
(3) Will the
minister please confirm whether the group's scope includes the
investigation of DC fast-charging stations?
(4) Will the
minister please provide copies of any reports or minutes emanating from this
group to date?
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the question.
The Minister for Innovation and ICT has provided the following information.
(1) The purpose of the Western Australian electric
vehicle working group is to coordinate and facilitate state government action
to deliver outcomes under the Climate Action Roundtable memorandum of
understanding—subnational collaboration on electric vehicles. The scope
of the working group covers three main workstreams: firstly, taking a coordinated
approach to the strategic planning and construction of infrastructure for
electric vehicles; secondly, sharing information and seeking alignment of
policies to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles, including standards and
financial and non-financial incentives; and, thirdly, developing an action plan
to increase the share of electric vehicles in fleets.
(2) No. Work plans or actions are
being developed for each workstream.
infrastructure workstream is considering the strategic planning and
construction of infrastructure for electric vehicles.
(4) The minutes
from each working group meeting are provided to me and to the Minister for
Environment and are not publicly available. No reports have been developed by
the working group to date. I table a copy of the minutes of the meeting of 5 June
2018 of the WA electric vehicle working group.
[See paper 1690.]