03 - Why electric vehicles?
The world is turning to electrified transport
Transport using internal combustion engines (ICE) accounts for more than 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions, making personal & commercial travel a major contributor to global warming.
Electric vehicles have a lower carbon footprint, are easy to charge at home, simple to drive, require less servicing & have no tailpipe emissions. This is particularly
important for cleaner air in our
communities & places where
children live, learn & play.
Almost all Australian states & territories have announced electric vehicle ownership targets, including rebates & incentives, as well as millions of dollars of investment in public charging infrastructure.
Major automotive makers have committed billions to electrification, & many have announced dates when they'll no longer build internal combustion engine vehicles.
But we're only just starting to understand what this means for first responders attending electric vehicle fires.
Electrification across all sectors
It's not just passenger vehicles going zero tailpipe emissions. Every transport sector is investing in the electrification of vehicles.
All the vehicles shown here are 100% electric & currently in operation in Australia.