People in the bush will "suffer the consequences" if new emissions standards are put on petrol vehicles, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton warns.
Labor has announced a target for electric vehicles. The aim is for electric cars to make up 50 per cent of new vehicles by 2030.
If elected, Labor plans to make half of the government's fleet electric by 2025. Businesses would also be offered tax deductions to follow suit.
The transport sector currently comprises about one-fifth of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.
But Mr Coulton is worried about the affect the electric vehicle target would have on farmers or tradespeople.
"Once again we see a climate change policy that makes the people in the bush change their behaviour and suffer the consequences and the people in the inner city areas are really reaping the benefits," he said.
"Having an electric car living in the inner city, with a charging station on every corner is not an imposition. Having one out here and having to travel large distances over rough roads is."
Mr Coulton said charging stations were a great idea, and he wasn't against electric cars, but there was yet to be an electric vehicle that would "carry a tool box, put a length of poly pipe on the roof, tow a boat, a horse trailer or a caravan".
"If you're going to be more efficient, if they're going to be more reliable and if they're going to be better eventually that move will be made but to make people pay more for their SUVs in the bush to make it happen is grossly unfair," he said.
Mr Coulton said the idea was not really thought out.
A statement from Labor said Australia was lagging behind when it came to electric vehicle take-up and fuel efficiency.
"Cleaner cars and transport aren't just good for the environment - they are cheaper to run," Labor said.