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Terms of Reference

Received from the Legislative Council on 8 February 2017:

That, pursuant to Sessional Order 6, this House requires the Economy and Infrastructure Committee to inquire into, consider and report, no later than 14 December 2017, on —
1. the potential benefits of widespread uptake of electric vehicles in Victoria to the environment, including greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, noise and amenity, whereby electric vehicles are defined as vehicles that both:
    a. use one or more electric motors as their sole means of propulsion; and
    b. require recharge from an off-board electricity source
2. the regulatory, infrastructure, economic, employment and incentive options for supporting the uptake of privately owned electric vehicles
3. the applicability of electric vehicles in public transport bus fleets and public sector fleets;
4. options for supporting the manufacture and assembly of electric vehicles in Victoria, including transition of workers and suppliers affected by the closure of vehicle manufacturing in Victoria; and
5. the applicability of electric vehicles to the car share providers market.