Electric vehicle strategy and implementation plan

Following community support for the electric vehicle (EV) discussion paper in 2019, the Northern Territory (NT) Government has developed an electric vehicle strategy and implementation plan to address climate risk and create new economic and business opportunities.

With renewable energy and electric vehicles, households can reduce vehicle running costs, delivering benefits for Territorians and Territory businesses.

Focusing on battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, the strategy and implementation plan will support the uptake of EVs in the NT.

The strategy also focuses on passenger and light commercial vehicles, as these are most likely to be the areas with the greatest growth in the near future.

The EV strategy includes a range of actions for implementation over the next five years.

Key actions include:

  • reduced registration and stamp duty fees for EVs from-mid 2022
  • developing a grant program for home, workplace and public EV chargers (further announcements will be made when the grants are open for applications)
  • 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.

The NT Government is working with other jurisdictions and the Australian Government to coordinate Australia’s transition to low and zero emission vehicles, with the release of the EV strategy and implementation plan PDF (1.3 MB) setting out a clear direction for the NT.

Investing in electric vehicles and providing the necessary infrastructure is in line with the NT Government’s:

  • Roadmap to Renewables
  • the Climate Change Response and Action Plan
  • the Digital Territory Strategy.

You can also read the 2019 EV discussion paper PDF (2.6 MB).


For more information on the NT EV strategy and implementation plan, email policy.transport@nt.gov.au or phone 8924 7965.

Last updated: 26 July 2021

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