This report outlines the core operational processes involved in the importation of electric vehicles. The views expressed in this report are not necessarily the views of the Australian Government, and the Australian Government does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.
The establishment of a viable market for the importation of used electric vehicles represents a significant business opportunity, and is one of the most important ways that the adoption of electric vehicles can be accelerated in Australia.
In the absence of significant legislative and regulatory change in the short term, there is a clear opportunity over the next two-three years to create an opportunity for a ‘player’ to enter the Australian market at scale to establish themselves in the long term value chain.
Organisations such as NRMA are well positioned to execute this initiative as it has the complementary products required to fully articulate the revenue opportunities, and to lend the credibility needed to ensure the initiative is a success. Alternatively aggressive and well capitalised start-ups or existing importing incumbents could capitalise on the opportunity.