Remove electric vehicles from Queensland roads

Eligibility - Queensland residents
Principal Petitioner:
Rodney Hutcheon
358 Nicholson Road
Total Signatures - 704
Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament
Posting Date: 6/10/2021
Closing Date: 16/11/2021
Tabled Date: 17/11/2021
Responded By: Hon Mark Bailey MP on 17/12/2021
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the construction of the batteries for electric vehicles as well as the ultimate disposal of them when they are past their useful life, is a very significant drain on natural resources. The construction of the batteries uses significant heavy metals and acids, and drains natural resources that should be used elsewhere. The disposal of these batteries will contaminate the earth for many years after they cease to be useable. ln addition, studies have confirmed that most electric vehicles are charged at home overnight from electricity generated by coal. This just moves an oil problem to a coal problem with no gain to the environment. 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to immediately legislate to remove electric vehicles from Queensland roads until manufacturers can demonstrate resource neutral construction and disposal of the batteries. ln addition, the vehicles should be self-generating for their power and not drain external electricity supplies.