The Victorian Government has opened consultation for its Zero Emissions Vehicle Roadmap as it moves to bolster the uptake of zero emissions vehicles across the state.
The Zero Emissions Vehicle Roadmap – to be released next year – aims to set out the infrastructure and support needed to get more zero emissions vehicles on the roads and to help raise awareness for the large network of charging stations right across the state.
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the uptake in zero emissions vehicles will reduce emissions, improving air quality and supporting the Government’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050 to fight climate change.
“We’re delivering a clear plan to make sure we’re ready to have more zero emissions vehicles on our roads – I encourage people to send in their feedback,” the Minister said.
“We’re supporting new charging stations across the state so Victorians to have confidence that they can take their zero emissions vehicles right around Victoria.”
“Uptake of zero emissions vehicles will help us reduce emissions and tackle climate change.”
Victoria now has 403 vehicle charging stations with 31 more planned for construction. The latest ultra-rapid charging station for electric vehicles, which opened in Moe earlier this month, is one of seven supported by $3 million in funding from the Labor Government.
The Moe Chargefox ultra-rapid charging station is solar powered and can charge four electric vehicles simultaneously, delivering 400 kilometres of range in just 15 minutes.