Western Sydney Councils have developed an electric vehicle roadmap, aiming to reduce emissions and boost energy savings for a more sustainable and affordable energy future.
Global markets and organisations have already begun the journey in transitioning to zero-emission vehicles and yet, the move towards electric vehicles has been slow in Western Sydney.
The EV Roadmap has been developed to assist Western Sydney councils to:
- Adopt the roadmap goals, targets and actions
- Set strong targets on council fleet transitions and charging infrastructure
- Collaborate on grant applications and procurement opportunities
- Develop and align council policies and land use planning approaches
- Continue and increase advocacy work towards net-zero transport for the region
The NSW Government’s Net Zero Plan aims to reach net zero carbon by 2050 and a 35% cut in emissions by 2030, achieving this with a strong focus on EV uptake and leading by example through Council vehicles.
The roadmap was developed as a part of the Western Sydney Energy Program and will involve the following eight councils:
- Blacktown City Council
- Blue Mountains City Council
- Cumberland City Council
- Fairfield City Council
- Hawkesbury City Council
- Lithgow City Council
- Liverpool City Council
- City of Parramatta City Council
The funding dedicated for the EV transition was provided by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).