The Northern Territory Government is continuing its move towards a zero-emissions future with the release of its Electric Vehicle (EV) Strategy and Implementation Plan.
As part of the plan EV buyers will enjoy free NT registration and a $1500 reduction in stamp duty from July 2022 – removing the cost of stamp duty for electric models up to $50,000.
“Actions in the Implementation Plan have been directly influenced by feedback from the community, including 79 per cent of respondents supporting the NT Government encouraging EV use and 77 per cent agreeing that now is the right time to encourage EV use,” said Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics and Renewables and Energy, Eva Lawler.
“Implementation of this electric vehicle policy confirms our Government’s actions on addressing climate risk to transition to a low-carbon economy”
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 move is particularly important given the Northern Territory has the lowest number of EVs of any Australian state or territory with only 38 EVs registered at the end of 2020.
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 Electric Vehicles;
- Developing a grant program for home, workplace and public EV chargers;
- 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; and
- Increasing the number of EVs in the Northern Territory Government Fleet
To view the full Electric Vehicle Strategy and Implementation Plan, visit https://dipl.nt.gov.au/strategies/electric-vehicle