Going green is costly. Its also costly for transport. Many that can afford a standard 60k EV, won't. Many that cannot afford it, also won't. If we need to wait till EVs are a lot closer in price, and we have many used ones for sale, thats not saving emmissions much is it? Decades long plan, do we have decades? Light and medium commercal can manage it, they do the k's so its viable, but mass EV's for the populous is not an option, not any time soon, so its not an emmissions benefit when it matters. They arent being produced in numbers anyway. Like 100% renewable its too costly so lets not do it. New ICE are cheap right now, Hybrids are cheap, 2 to 4k more than the petrol model, thats whats happening today.
...which is why the government needs to be working on ways to make an EV the more attractive option. Hence my claim of putting the time and money into bringing down our transport emissions.
They already have, a subsidy. Its worked overseas hasnt it? But you still end up with a $52,000 Leaf. If its going to take decades, its hard to justify throwing cash at people so they can buy new cars. Then you need the cars to be arriving at the wharves by the thousands. The fact is they are not being produced in numbers, so no Govt cash donations to new car owners will help that