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 being able to reduce their vehicle running costs.
The strategy and implementation plan includes a range of actions over the next 5 years.
- 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 (NTG) fleet.
Registration and stamp duty
From 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2027, the NTG 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 $89 saving.
Electric Vehicle Charger Grant Scheme
From 1 July 2022, the Electric Vehicle Charger (Residential and Business) Grant 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.
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:
- Roadmap to Renewables - go to the Territory Renewable Energy website
- the Climate Change Response and Action Plan - go to the Climate Change NT website
- the Digital Territory Strategy - go to the Digital Territory website.
The NTG is also working with other jurisdictions and the Australian Government to coordinate Australia’s transition to low and zero emission vehicles.
Last updated: 19 May 2022
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