Electric vehicles explained

8 May 2023

AIBE Explainer Series

The AIBE Explainer series provides a breakdown of some of the key economic issues facing Australians today. This explainer has been written by our Director Professor Flavio Menezes, AIBE’s Westpac Fellow Dr Andrea La Nauze and HDR Scholar Thara Philip.

The pathway to net-zero emissions by 2050 is clear. It starts with the decarbonisation of the electricity sector. It then moves to the electrification of the transportation fleet. Finally, it requires thinking about difficult-to-abate sectors, including heavy industry, aviation, and materials.

In our last Explainer, we focused on green hydrogen and the role it may play as a fossil fuel substitute in the difficult-to-abate sectors. In this Explainer we turn to electric vehicles (EVs) and how they can assist to decarbonise our energy system.

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