The Andrews Labor Government is driving up Victoria’s zero emission vehicle boom, with 214 new chargers including fixed and transportable chargers to be installed across Victoria.
Minister for Energy and Resources Lily D’Ambrosio announced $2.2 million across four projects to develop new charging technology as part of the Zero Emissions Vehicle Emerging Technologies (ZEVET) program.
Once completed, this will add to the 116 charging sites already being installed as part of the Labor Government’s destination charging program – helping Victoria reach its target of 50 per cent of all new light vehicles sales to be zero emissions by 2030 and net zero by 2045.
The ZEVET program provides in grant funding to support innovative technologies in electric vehicle (EV) charging, including pilots, trials, demonstrations, and implementation-ready projects.
JET Charge Pty Ltd successfully secured funding for two projects: the JET Charge Battery Backed EV Charging project and the EV Charging Central – Apartments and Buildings project.
The JET Charge Battery Backed EV Charging project will deliver up to four customised transportable stand-alone solar, battery and EV chargers. The first transportable charger will be deployed to RACV Goldfields Resort in Ballarat, the others will be trialled across Victoria at locations with seasonal demand.
JET Charge’s EV Charging Central – Apartments and Buildings project is an inventive centralised design of 10 EV charging outlets in an apartment carpark and commercial shared car space for fleets in metropolitan Melbourne.
As part of incoming requirements under the National Construction Code 2022 energy efficiency standards there must be space for switchboards and EV chargers in new builds for 100 per cent of car spaces in apartment buildings.
Intellihub Assets Pty Ltd will deliver a resourceful Street Light Pole Mounted EV Charger, installing 100 EV chargers mounted on street light poles across three inner city local government areas.
Myenergi APAC Pty Ltd willdeliver 100 smart connected EV Chargers in homes and businesses across Victoria that can detect and use surplus electricity generated via rooftop solar to charge an electric vehicle.
ZEVET is part of the Government’s $19.21 million Acceleration of Zero Emissions Vehicle Adoption (AZEVA) program, which is accelerating the roll-out of public and fleet charging infrastructure across Victoria.
Quote attributable to Minister for Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio
“The innovative projects will help us meet our 2030 target of half of all new light vehicle sales being zero emissions, and also helpreduce emissions to 2045 emissions reduction targets.”
Quote attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos
“These projects will build on electric vehicle charging technologies to support the uptake of zero emissions vehicles. They’ll also create local industry and jobs as they build skills, capabilities and services across Victoria.”
Reviewed 28 August 2023