Australia is starting to embrace new energy technologies..about time is all I can say. After all we are one of the hottest places on earth.. so going solar, for instance, is a no brainer. On last estimates Australia has the most home solar.. per capita.. in the world. One of our two major political parties is proposing a 40% CO2 emissions target reduction by 2040. They also want 50% of all new cars on our roads by 2030 to be electric battery-powered. Makes sense also for Australia to make our own EVs as we have huge deposits of both lithium and cobalt.. the two main metals used in electric vehicle batteries. The same political party plans to hit gas-guzzling luxury cars with a tax if they exceed a certain emission while ICE cars are to be phased out gradually during this time frame. All radical ideas.. and what you expect from a left leaning party. What these dreams will cost is anyone's guess as the said politician is rather reluctant to release costings at this stage. One thing is certain it will be many billions of taxpayer dollars.