Before people switch on to electic cars in Australia, the government here has to recognise its role in making it more attractive.
There's still a long road ahead in the electric car revolution. But Australia can learn from New Zealand's policies to boost electric car sales.
Despite persistent buzz, the falling cost of electric cars isn't enough to guarantee sales in Australia, write Graciela Metternicht and Gail Broadbent.
Subsidies would encourage the uptake of electric vehicles but they would need to be tailored and temporary, writes S Travis Waller.
Australian motorists are rejecting electric cars due to a lack of recharging infrastructure, write Graciela Metternicht and Danielle Drozdzewski.