Why tax electric vehicles but not heavy trucks? Politics

featuring Ebony Bennett, Richard Denniss, Richie Merzian and Audrey Quicke

The SA and VIC governments have announced a new electric vehicle tax – in other words, a great big new tax on clean air. In today’s episode we explain why this EV tax is terrible idea and unpack some of the arguments for and against it. Host: Ebony Bennett, deputy director of the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett Guests: Tim Washington, Chair EV Council // @EVTimOz Richard Denniss, chief economist, The Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAI Richie Merzian, director, Climate & Energy Program // @RichieMerzian Audrey Quicke, researcher, Climate & Energy Program Producer: Jennifer Macey Theme music is by Jonathan McFeat from Pulse and Thrum