EV kerbside charging grants to reduce charging worries
The NSW Government is making it easier for drivers of electric vehicles to keep them powered, by making $3 million available for the installation of at least 500 electric vehicle (EV) chargers at kerbside locations.
The vast majority of EV charging is done at home, but 30% of NSW drivers are unable to do so as they don’t have access to off-street parking. Kerbside charging will provide EV drivers with another option to meet their charging needs.
This is the first funding round for chargers at kerbside locations in NSW. It will focus on 26 eligible local government areas that have the least access to off-street parking based on population density and housing type.
Charge point operators and councils can apply for co-funding to install EV chargers.
The EV kerbside charging grant includes co-funding up to:
- 80% of total installation and equipment costs of an EV charger (capped at $10,000 per charge port)
- 80% of a 3-year software subscription for an EV charger software, where third-party software is used
- $800,000 per applicant.
- Grant applications can be made from Monday 17 July to Friday 17 November 2023.
More information and guidelines for the EV kerbside charging grant
Energy Minister Penny Sharpe said:
“These grants are part of the NSW Electric Vehicle Strategy and with at least 500 new kerbside chargers will give more EV drivers confidence they’ll be able to charge their vehicle locally, even if they don’t have a private carparking spot.
“The transport sector is a growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2020, transport made up 20% of NSW emissions, with almost half from passenger vehicles. Reducing transport emissions is crucial to meeting our net zero target.
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