Electric Vehicle Transition Policy Analysis Dataset
Australia’s Senate Committee on Electric Vehicles examined the efficacy of policy options and program developments aimed at lifting penetration of EVs into the domestic market. The research data was acquired using archival, unidirectional and multidirectional communications channels within and across stakeholder groupings. The majority of written statements were provided by government (13.14%), non-government EV advocacy (24.09%), EV business (32.12%) and EV research (10.21%) organizations, noting 20.44% of statements were obtained from community members, and were processed as interpretive EV centric perspectives. Witness testimonies during five senate hearings were processed as Hansard government records, recorded verbatim as sworn statements under oath. Importantly, the sample data set includes 1,317 stakeholders’ statements and represents a balance of technical, policy and regulatory views from across the community, industry and government. The results of the data analysis depicts the importance of broad scale financial purchase incentives and support measures valued up to A$21,000 per vehicle. In addition, the research exposed electric vehicle consumer sentiment to install up to 5,800 new fast charging stations by 2040 at a cost of up to A$1.2 Billion, while ensuring provision of vehicle model performance data and charging network information programs. Importantly, cooperative revisions to national vehicular standards, pressing forward with public fleet electrification, and setting national passenger electric vehicle purchase targets are required.