EV Purchase Subsidy

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$3,000 Subsidy for Electric Vehicles

The South Australian Government is committed to delivering a cleaner environment by accelerating the transition to zero and low-emission vehicles.

The Motor Vehicles (Electric Vehicle Levy) Amendment Bill 2021 gives South Australian’s access to the state-funded $3,000 subsidy on the purchase of a new electric vehicle. The $22.7 million subsidy package will provide the first 7,000 electric vehicle (EV) motorists with an up-front subsidy for eligible new battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (EV).

Under the subsidy, individuals are eligible for one new EV and businesses for two, with the vehicles registered in South Australia and valued below $68,750 (including GST).

The subsidy is available for EV’s purchased and registered retrospectively from 28th October 2021 until 30 June 2025. Unlike the upfront purchase subsidy, there is no limit on the number of new EVs that can receive registration exemption during the eligible time period, subject to the eligibility criteria being met.

Details on how to apply for a subsidy or registration exemption on an eligible vehicle will be released shortly.

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 reach net zero emissions by 2050.

For further information visit Incentives for electric vehicles | Department of Treasury and Finance