The aftermarket industry has an important role to play in this strategy

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement to consult with the aftermarket on the establishment of a national electric vehicle strategy.
The consultation process will allow the AAAA to ensure the aftermarket industry, which comprises more than 50,000 businesses and 300,000 workers, is geared up to support this transition.
The aftermarket is critical to giving consumer confidence that they will be able to have their vehicles serviced, repaired and modified as their popularity increases.
“The AAAA looks forward to an ongoing dialogue with government on behalf of the aftermarket industry on what is a critical matter for Australia to get right,” AAAA Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Charity, said. 
“We’d like to congratulate Chris Bowen, Minister for Climate Change and Energy, for this positive announcement that will ensure the automotive industry, and ultimately consumers, are supported through this important transitional phase.
“The aftermarket industry has an important role to play in this strategy. Independent workshops and technicians will be at the forefront of servicing and repairing Zero and Low Emissions Vehicles (ZLEV).
“The forthcoming ZLEV transition will also yield growth and new business opportunities in the aftermarket industry. Consultation will ensure business is heard, informed and ready to capitalise on this industry evolution.
“Electric vehicles will undoubtedly be central to this new strategy, however hydrogen powered, and sustainably fuelled efficient internal combustion vehicles should also be considered to be part of the solution.”

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