China is already dominating Australia’s electric car sales with a whopping 83 per cent market share even before petrol cars are phased out.
An EV last month became Australia’s fourth most popular car after the Greens agreed to back Labor’s legislated climate change policy of a 43 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030.
China, Australia’s biggest trading partner, is strategically pursuing a thaw in trade relations just as electric car sales accelerate.
To that end, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi last week met with his Australian counterpart Penny Wong in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
China is already dominating Australia’s electric car sales with a whopping 83 per cent market share even before petrol cars are phased out (pictured is a Tesla Model 3 production line in Shanghai)
When it comes to EVs, Chinese-built cars are by far the top sellers, with Teslas made in Shanghai and an MG SUV leading the charge, along with Volvos and a BMW with a…