Businesses can now apply for grants on cleaner electric fleet

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The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorian businesses include Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEVs) in their fleets, driving down emissions and pollution and cutting operating costs for businesses.

All Victorian businesses can now apply for a share of $1.5 million in grants to install Electric Vehicle charging stations, smoothing their transition to a cheaper, cleaner electric fleet.

The Electric Vehicle Charging for Business Fleets program will reduce operating costs and emissions by supporting chargers for business fleets and stimulating the purchase and lease of ZEVs for business operations, an official press release said.

By switching to Zero Emission Vehicles, businesses could save up to $500 per month per car in their fleet.

The turn-over of fleets will flow-on to the second-hand EV market, in turn making them more affordable for Victorians and cutting the cost of living for the community.

Transport is one of Australia’s largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 25 per cent of Victoria’s total carbon footprint.

The Labor Government has set an ambitious goal for Zero Emission Vehicles to make up half of all new light vehicle sales by 2030, helping Victoria halve emissions.

The grant program is a key part of the Government’s $19.21 million Acceleration of Zero Emissions Vehicles Adoption package and nation-leading $100 million ZEV Roadmap.

Applications are open until 5pm Friday, 22 July 2022 at: energy.vic.gov.au/grants/ev-charging-business-fleets.


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