Applications open for Victoria’s Zero Emission Vehicles grants program

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The Victorian Government is supporting Victorian businesses to include Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) into their fleets to help them reduce emissions and lower operating expenses.

According to the Government’s statement, all Victorian businesses can now apply for a share of $1.5 million in grants to install electric vehicle charging stations, facilitating the transition to a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly fleet.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said businesses “might save up to $500 per month per each car in their fleet by switching to zero-emission vehicles”.

“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,” the Minister continued.

“By supporting businesses with chargers we are slashing emissions and operating costs and building the zero-emission second-hand market, getting closer to our target of half of light vehicle sales by 2030.”

Minister for Public Transport, Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll said the grant program was a key part of the Government’s $19.21 million Acceleration of Zero Emissions Vehicles Adoption package and nation-leading $100 million ZEV Roadmap.

“Transport is the second largest contributor to Victoria’s emissions, and these grants will help support all sectors of the community to transition to zero emission vehicles,” Mr Carroll continued.

“This is not only another step towards achieving zero emissions, but it also creates jobs and provides a boost to the economy.”

Applications for the Electric Vehicle Charging for Business Fleets program are open until 5pm Friday, 22 July 2022 at: energy.vic.gov.au/grants/ev-charging-business-fleets.

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