To answer that question, we could look to Australia. The land Down Under has chosen to forego incentives for now and will let EVs either thrive or struggle alone. Of course, declining to offer incentives has automakers like Nissan upset, but if Australia holds steadfast to its position, the country could be a great indicator of whether or not EVs can survive without monetary assistance. As Nissan Australia chief executive officer Dan Thompson told Ward's Auto:
It's seems likely that Australia will eventually commit to offer incentives, but if the country manages to hold out, then we can look to the Land Down Under for an indication of EVs' chances for long-term survival. Germany, too, bears watching.The Australian government today has given a big fat zero to the idea of subsidies for EV buyers. In the past 12 months, we've seen 10 to 15 other countries adopt EV-friendly policies, but the Australian response has been mute.
[Source: Ward's Auto]