The South Australian Government is committed to delivering a cleaner environment by accelerating the transition to zero and low-emission vehicles.
As part of the state government’s new Motor Vehicles (Electric Vehicle Levy) Amendment Bill 2021, South Australians could soon save on the purchase of a new electric vehicle with the help of a state-funded $3,000 subsidy.
Subject to the bill passing through Parliament, the $18 million subsidy package will provide 6,000 motorists with an up-front, time-limited subsidy.
This subsidy supports the government’s investment and actions outlined in its Electric Vehicle Action Plan which includes a statewide Electric Vehicle Charging Network, in addition to implementing Smart Charging Trials at a variety of locations across South Australia.
As transport emissions accounted for 30 per cent of South Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2018-19, electrification of transport is a priority of the state government’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2030, and net zero emissions by 2050.