Melbourne, Australia: The Australian Hydrogen Council has today welcomed Australia’s first
National Electric Vehicle Strategy released by the Albanese Government.
Please attribute the following statements to Dr Fiona Simon, CEO of the Australian Hydrogen
“The Australian Hydrogen Council welcomes the Federal Government’s National Electric Vehicle
Strategy, in particular the commitment to introduce a Fuel Efficiency Standard by the end of the
“Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) will work alongside battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to provide the
Australian market with decarbonised mobility options to suit their individual cases – including
vehicle size, distance travelled, time of day use, payload and location.
“One of the key barriers to hydrogen use in transport has been insufficient market demand to draw
through supply and we have previously recommended the government develop fuel efficiency
standards for all vehicle types to remedy this.
“Policy settings that will create demand for zero emissions vehicles will need to value the public
benefit of clean hydrogen and electric vehicles relative to incumbent fuels. This will give certainty to
global vehicle manufacturers and investors to improve their business cases for sending vehicles to
“The National Electric Vehicle Strategy is a move in the right direction and we will be working closely
with the government as it designs a fuel efficiency standards to ensure the benefits of hydrogen
FCEVs are realised.”
About Australian Hydrogen Council
The Australian Hydrogen Council is the peak representative body for the Australian hydrogen
industry, with members from across the hydrogen value chain. We represent the emerging hydrogen
industry and connect it with its stakeholders to collectively create a clean and resilient energy future
that has hydrogen as a key part of the energy mix.
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