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Coalition's 2030 climate projection relies on massive EV uptake

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated November 17 2021 - 12:18am, first published November 16 2021 - 6:30pm
Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids would account for 61 per cent of new cars sold in 2030 under the ambitious scenario assumed by the government in order for emissions to drop 35 per cent by 2030. Picture: Getty Images

The federal government's new 2030 emissions projection is based on an uptake of electric cars that far exceeds the target Scott Morrison said would "end the weekend" when proposed by Labor at the last election, its internal modelling shows.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.