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Victorian Budget 21/22

Supporting zero and low-emission vehicles

We know how important the transport sector is to Victoria’s target of net zero emissions by 2050.

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That’s why the Victorian Government has launched Victoria’s Zero Emissions Vehicle Roadmap. This Budget provides additional support, taking our total investment in the uptake of Zero Emissions Vehicles to $100 million.

This includes $46 million to introduce the first zero emissions vehicle purchase subsidy in Australia, to encourage the early adoption of lower-cost zero emission vehicles by households and businesses.

Upgrading Victorian Government fleet and infrastructure

Funding is also provided to add 400 zero emission vehicles to the Victorian Government fleet and upgrade infrastructure across government-owned and leased buildings.

New charging stations will also be delivered across the state, giving drivers more certainty and supporting new local jobs.

These supports have been made possible by the zero and low-emissions road user charge, a charge that will be a fraction of the motor vehicle-related taxes and charges other vehicle owners pay and ensures all road users contribute their fair share to the upkeep of our roads.

Reviewed 18 May 2021

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