AGL Interim Managing Director & CEO, Graeme Hunt welcomed the initiatives announced by the NSW Government which will help encourage more NSW road users to make the switch to electric vehicles.

“Electric vehicles will play an important role in achieving the energy transition, providing new job opportunities and helping meet the NSW Governments target of net zero emissions by 2050,” Mr Hunt said.

“Facilitating the roll-out of electric vehicles and investing in the infrastructure needed to support their use is an important step in electric vehicles becoming a bigger part of Australian life.

“As Australia’s largest energy retailer and generator, we will play an important role in powering the vehicles of the future, contributing towards the decarbonisation of Australia’s transport sector.

“This year we have continued to expand AGL’s leading electric vehicle subscription service, which was the first in market and offers carbon neutral options. The service provides consumers with the opportunity to experience life behind the wheel of an electric vehicle without the commitment of ownership.

“In 2020, we also became the first Australian signatory to the EV100, committing to transition our fleet by 2030.

“The uptake and integration of electric vehicles in the Australian market will be influenced by initiatives that facilitate consumer access and developing technical insights to inform regulatory design.

“We want to see Australians driving their way to a more sustainable future and any Government support helps our ambition to create a better, cleaner tomorrow for us all.”