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News Australia’s Capital Region to Ban New ICE Sales from 2035

Australia’s Capital Region to Ban New ICE Sales from 2035

Australia begins its shift towards banning new ICE sales

  • Canberra will likely lead the way for other jurisdictions to follow their example.

  • Only new EVs will be legal for sale.

The Land Down Under has taken its first official step towards outright banning the sale of new internal combustion engine-powered cars, motorcycles, and small trucks. By 2035, Canberra will mandate that all new vehicles sold must be electric.

Other regions are expected to follow in its footsteps in the coming years. Thankfully for existing ICE owners, the government has clarified what the plan entails:

According to, the Minister for Emissions Reduction Shane Rattenbury said the new rules will apply to new cars, motorcycles, and small trucks. “Our intent is that from 2035, you will not be able to put new (cars) on the road,” he said. “But the government does not intend to take your car off the road if you’re driving around in an all-petrol vehicle at the start of the year.”

In order to help citizens and consumers to make the switch, they will be eligible for Interest-free loans of up to $15,000 that are already on offer to buy electric cars. In some cases, duties and fees will be lifted as well.

This timeline lines up with the EU’s and Canada’s planned new ICE sales ban.

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