Energy economist Alan Moran says “we could have” the electricity needed to power several electric cars in the future as we transition to net zero emissions and start to rollout the government’s Future Fuels strategy.
It comes as Morrison government hopes to see at least 1.7 million electric cars hit the road by 2030 by accelerating the rollout of 50,000 charging stations to encourage more people to purchase the vehicle.
Mr Moran said Australia could “build” electricity supply through the massive amounts of gas and coal we have to power the electric cars the federal government is proposing the public should use.
“We couldn’t have it without the sort of electricity standards we have at the present time, at least we all went nuclear, which is a possibility but would be more expensive,” Mr Moran told Sky News host Andrew Bolt.
“Certainly, we’re not going to be able to do it with wind and solar; it’s going to cause tremendous problems in trying to use wind and solar anyway.”