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ATA praises ACTs zero emission action

The ATA is positive about what the ACT’s move means for other Australian states

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has responded positively to the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) move to launch its own Zero Emissions Vehicle Strategy.

Earlier in July, the ACT launched its own strategy to make owning zero emissions vehicles easier and more accessible for Canberra residents.

In its weekly newsletter, the ATA says it is encouraged that the ACT policy mentions zero emission trucks, with the association hoping it sees similar action on a national scale.

“We believe the ACT government’s announcement is the first step towards meeting the 100 per cent 2040 ambition that the ATA has endorsed,” the ATA says.

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The ATA says it’s impressed that the ACT has already put its words into action, as the territory announced its Emergency Service Agency is partnering with Volvo Group Australia to co-design and develop net zero emission operational emergency services vehicles.

“We’re pleased to see movement in other states and territories too,” the ATA says.

“The Victorian and New South Wales governments have announced a $20 million joint grant initiative to support the delivery of the Hume Hydrogen Highway between Melbourne and Sydney.”

The ATA is encouraging all states and territories to embrace these moves as the ACT leads the way towards meeting zero emissions targets.

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