South Oz government commits to low-emissions vehicle fleet
Mitsubishi Motors Australia has announced its support for a South Australian government commitment to increase its low-emissions vehicle fleet.
THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN government has announced it will increase its low-emissions vehicle fleet by 30% as part of that state’s commitment towards achieving net zero emissions by 2050. According to South Australia Premier, Jay Weatherill, the government plans to purchase around 2000 low-emissions vehicles over the next three years, including hydrogen, hybrid and “other vehicles”.
“The purchase of around 2000 low emission vehicles will also help drive innovation, investment and jobs in this growing industry,” said Weatherill. “I was pleased to meet with Mr Masuko who expressed to me Mitsubishi’s shared interests in our ambitions to address climate change.”
Mitsubishi Motors Australia, which is headquartered in Adelaide, has welcomed the announcement “and will assist the Government of SA with supply of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from Mitsubishi’s current and future vehicle range,” the Japanese car maker said in a statement.
In a short statement, Mitsubishi said that a meeting between South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill, MMC Chairman of the Board and President, CEO Osamu Masuko saw Mitsubishi explain the business is well placed to help South Australia realise its emissions goal, “and will support initiatives to encourage the uptake of EVs and PHEVs”.
“At MMC, we applaud the Government of South Australia’s move toward a low carbon economy and greener future,” said Masuko.
“Mitsubishi Motors is a world leader in the development of advanced electric and plug-in hybrid automotive technologies, and we are ready to support the Government’s move to increased energy efficiency through low emission vehicles like the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
“We also support Government plans to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations, which will encourage more South Australian drivers to make the switch to EVs and PHEVs.”