Vic widens EV charging infrastructure grants scheme

Victorian Government

Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Vic widens EV charging infrastructure grants scheme

The Victorian Government has widened the criteria of its Electric Vehicle Charging for Business Fleets (EVCBF) grant program in order to encourage more businesses to adopt EV charging infrastructure.

In total the grants scheme will allocate $1.5 million to businesses to help them invest in EV chargers and therefore encourage the purchase or lease of electric vehicles for business fleets.

The program had previously been announced in December of 2021 but has now been updated to increase flexibility and to potentially bring more businesses on board.

Transportation is a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 25% of Victoria’s total carbon footprint. A widespread charging network should make it easier for consumers to access charging for their own cars, further encouraging the use of EVs.

“Cars have to be a vehicle for change as we halve emissions by 2030 — by getting more zero emissions vehicles on our roads we’re reducing transport’s massive contribution to climate change and cutting costs for businesses,” said Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio.

The grants are a part of the Acceleration of Zero Emissions Vehicle Adoption Program which is aiming to increase electric vehicle adoption across the state.

More information about the EVCBF grant program is available online.

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