NT releases Electric Vehicle strategy and implementation plan

NT releases Electric Vehicle strategy and implementation plan

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July 21, 2021

The Northern Territory (NT) Government has developed an electric vehicle strategy and implementation plan. This aims to increase EV adoption in the Territory, helping address climate risk and create new economic and business opportunities.

The Implementation Plan contains 4 key priorities:

  • Priority 1: Vehicle cost and availability
  • Priority 2: Vehicle charging
  • Priority 3: Knowledge, skills and innovation
  • Priority 4: Consumer information

Each of these priorities have corresponding Action items with a schedule for implementation ranging from 2021 to 2030. The key actions include:

  • reduced registration and stamp duty fees for EVs from-mid 2022
  • developing a grant program for home, workplace and public EV chargers (further announcements will be made when the grants are open for applications)
  • 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
  • increasing the number of EVs in the NT Government fleet.

For those in the NT who will be impacted by this policy, you’ll want the detail, so we’ve provided that below.

Priority 1: Vehicle cost and availability

Action Timing
1.1 Remove the registration component of registration fees for EVs in the NT for five years to encourage EV uptake. July 2022
1.2 Reduce stamp duty for first time registration of new and second hand EVs in the Northern Territory by $1 500 for five years (effectively removing stamp duty for EVs up to a purchase cost of $50 000) to encourage EV uptake. July 2022
1.3 Increase the number of EVs in the Northern Territory Government Fleet by 20 per year over 10 years, totalling 200 vehicles by 2030. 2021 to 2030
1.4 Modify the Northern Territory Government Vehicle Policy Framework to require agency pool vehicles to be EVs where fit for purpose. 2021
1.5 Investigate adjustment of contribution rates for Northern Territory Government Fleet EVs to incentivise uptake through lower rates. 2021
1.6 Investigate the potential for including EVs in Northern Territory Government contract arrangements for rental vehicles. 2021 to 2026
1.7 Participate in national forums investigating road user charging for EVs and consider future options for the Northern Territory. 2021 to 2026

Priority 2: Vehicle charging

Action Timing
2.1 Work with other jurisdictions and industry to coordinate EV charging standards and principles, including the development of charging guidelines (for businesses and major developments including car parks, workplaces, shopping centres and residential apartments.) ongoing
2.2 Investigate ame

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