Electric vehicle strategy and implementation plan

The Northern Territory (NT) Government has developed an electric vehicle (EV) strategy and implementation plan, following community support for EVs in the 2019 discussion paper.

It will address climate risk and create new economic and business opportunities by supporting the uptake of EVs. This includes battery and plug-in hybrid EVs like motorbikes and commercial vehicles.

EVs can deliver benefits to Territorians and Territory businesses, with households and business owners able to reduce their vehicle running costs.

Read the strategy and implementation plan 2021-2026 PDF (1.3 MB) or the 2019 discussion paper PDF (2.6 MB).

Key actions

The strategy and implementation plan includes a range of actions over the next 5 years.

This includes:

  • reduced registration and stamp duty fees for EVs
  • the Electric Vehicle Charger Grant Scheme
  • facilitating the installation of more EV charging stations
  • supporting local innovation in EV technology
  • skills development for EV servicing and EV charging infrastructure installation
  • promoting information on EV charging locations
  • increasing the number of EVs in the NT Government fleet.

For more information, go to the Northern Territory Government website.

Registration and stamp duty

From 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2027, the NT Government will waive:

  • stamp duty fees for the sale of plug-in EVs up to $50,000 - providing a saving of up to $1,500
  • the registration fee when you register your EV (Motor Accidents Compensation and third party insurance still applies) - providing an annual $91 saving.

For more information, go to the Northern Territory Government website.

Electric Vehicle Charger Grants Scheme

From 1 July 2022, the Electric Vehicle Charger (Residential and Business) Grants Scheme will be available to owners of EVs to buy and install EV chargers.

This includes 100 residential grants of $1,000 and 80 business grants of $2,500, with a total of $300,000 being committed.

Proof of NT registered EV is required.

Read more information on the Electric Vehicle Charger Grants Scheme on the Northern Territory Government website.

To find existing EV charging locations, go to the PlugShare website.

Related plans and strategies

This strategy and implementation plan is in line with the NTG’s:

The NT Government is also working with other jurisdictions and the Australian Government to coordinate Australia’s transition to low and zero emission vehicles.

Electric vehicle resources

Compare vehicles and fuel costs on the Australian Government's Green Vehicle Guide website.

Learn more about electric vehicles from the leading industry body on the Electric Vehicle Council website.

Read more about charging an electric vehicle on the Transport for NSW website.


For more information, email policy.transport@nt.gov.au or call 08 8924 7965.

Last updated: 04 August 2022

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