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Electric vehicles charge ahead in the NT



Electric vehicles charge ahead in the NT


Lawler, Eva Dina

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Australian Labor Party


Media Releases for 14th Assembly 2020 -; Media Releases; ParliamentNT




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Motor cars; Electricity

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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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 1: Vehicle cost and availability 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 amendments to the Northern Territory Planning Scheme to encourage provision of EV charging in new developments. 2022 2.3 Install EV charging infrastructure in suitable government capital works projects in major urban areas and regional centres, such as car parks and park and ride facilities. ongoing 2.4 Include a requirement for EV charging facilities in Northern Territory Government standard lease agreements where appropriate. ongoing 2.5 Implement a grant program to encourage provision of recharging infrastructure. 2021 to 2026 2.6 Install charging infrastructure on site at NT Fleet. 2021 2.7 Progress negotiations with building owners of NT Government leased buildings to install priority EV charging points. 2022 2.8 Install a minimum of 400 charging points at identified priority Northern Territory Government buildings. ongoing 14 I EV STRATEGY AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Priority 2: Vehicle charging EV Implementation Plan (cont.) Note: EV includes BEV and PHEV.

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