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27 July, 2022

EV strategy revs up

PEOPLE wishing to buy an electric vehicle can now get a $3000 rebate from the State Government.

EV strategy revs up
EV strategy revs up

The government’s Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy is aimed at breaking down two barriers to owning an electric vehicle – purchase cost and charging station availability. 

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said it was hoped the strategy would encourage an uptake of electric vehicle purchases in the Sunshine State. 

“A key part of the strategy includes a $45 million commitment to deliver $3000 rebates towards new EV purchases to bring down the initial purchase price, which EV drivers can claim from 1 July. 

"Vehicles purchased on or after 16 March this year that are up to a dutiable value of $58,000 or less (including GST), and registered in Queensland, are eligible. 

The government has also started the $10 million EV Infrastructure Scheme which will operate as a co-funding opportunity for industry, local councils and other eligible entities to partner with the government. 

There are now almost 10,000 EVs registered in Queensland, which has doubled since the same time last year. 

To apply for the EV rebate and further details on the infrastructure scheme, go to


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