NSW Government’s Electric Vehicle Strategy

The NSW Government is investing almost half a billion dollars in tax cuts and incentives to drive uptake and reduce barriers for electric vehicle (EV) purchases over the next four years.

This is Australia’s most generous EV package and will support NSW families and businesses to make the move to the vehicles of the future, now.

We are making NSW the easiest and most affordable place to buy and use an EV in Australia.

In close consultation with industry and other stakeholders, we have developed a balanced package that reduces the barriers to purchasing an EV while ensuring the State has a sustainable and fair road funding system into the future.

The NSW Government’s EV Strategy will drive sales of EVs to more than 50% of new car sales by 2030-31, preparing the NSW road network for a low-emissions future.

Under this EV Strategy, the NSW Government is:

  • Making it easier to afford an EV by providing incentives and phasing out stamp duty on eligible EVs.
  • Transitioning the NSW Government passenger fleet to EVs by 2030.
  • Investing $171 million to build world class road network of ultra-fast charging stations.
  • Introducing a distance-based road user charge (RUC) for eligible EVs of 2.5c/km (indexed to CPI) from 1 July 2027 or when EVs reach 30% of new vehicle sales, whichever comes first.


The EV Strategy Dashboard provides a progress update on key features and incentives of the EV Strategy.
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EV rebates

NSW is reducing the upfront cost of eligible EVs by providing a cash rebate up to $3,000.

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Abolish stamp duty

We are reducing the financial barriers to make purchasing eligible EVs more accessible.

Electrifying the NSW Government Fleet

Transitioning the government fleet to EVs will significantly reduce emissions by 2030.

$171m worth of EV infrastructure funding

Over the next four years, everyone in NSW will have access to EV charging infrastructure.

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NSW's distance-based road user charge

Our plan ensures NSW has a sustainable and fair road user system.

Helping bridge the costs to electrify fleets

Helping private businesses, not-for-profits and local councils bridge the cost to transition their fleets.

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