“There’s some really good progress in the low-carbon options for heavy truck fleets, but to make inroads into the fleet, it’s probably five years before you start to see a real difference in the composition in the fleet.”
Mr Mahon said there was certainly a role for the government in making electric trucking more common and a chance for investment opportunities.
“The government can invest in infrastructure and charging, especially for inland Australia.
“Charging infrastructure is necessary to give people greater range confidence on the route.”
Government paying ‘lip service’
Mr Forsyth said he had been disappointed in the lack of support from the federal government.
“We’ve had lots of lip service but no real commitment,” he said.
“It’s really disappointing to think we have a solution to go to carbon zero right here and now, and we don’t seem to be able to get a financial commitment or ease of dealing with some of the next work issues of trying to establish charge and change sites.”