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The range of electric vehicles federal parliamentarians can choose from has been dramatically expanded, meaning they can join Tesla-driving Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen, who got special approval prior to Labor winning the election.

The PPV list and range of Comcars were being “aligned to the Federal Government’s Powering Australia plan which commits to transition 75 per cent of Commonwealth vehicles to low or zero emissions vehicles by 2025.”

Teal independent Kylea Tink told The Daily Telegraph she was not given the option of selecting an EV from the new list.

The North Sydney MP said she only had a choice between the Toyota RAV4 hybrid already leased to the Liberal she ousted, Trent Zimmerman, or a car contracted to former member for Mackellar Jason Falinski – the Liberal who lost to teal Sophie Scamps.

“The car that I am in at the moment is Trent’s, which is a hybrid,” Ms Tink said.

It still has about a year left on the lease. Ms Tink was seen driving a Tesla prior to the election in May.

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