Electric vehicles will pay less after ACT registration change to focus on emissions not weight: Andrew Barr

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
July 19 2022 - 7:30pm
Chief Minister Andrew Barr behind the wheel of a Tesla electric car in the company's Bunda Street showroom in February 2022. Picture: Karleen Minney

The ACT will overhaul its vehicle registration scheme so it charges motorists based on the emissions they produce, rather than the weight of their vehicle, in an effort to make electric cars more attractive.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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