Victoria is working to support business leadership in the transition to EVs. Greater uptake of EVs by private businesses will help to reduce their emissions, supporting local emissions reduction targets, and stimulate the second-hand EV market at the end-of-vehicle lease.

One of the biggest (and growing) sources of greenhouse gas emissions is the transport sector – accounting for 25% of Victoria’s total carbon emissions. Zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs) - using clean, renewable energy - can provide opportunities to achieve significant reductions as we work towards net-zero emissions by 2050, while reducing the amount of air pollution and making our cities and towns more liveable.

By supporting the installation of EV chargers, Victoria is laying the groundwork for the increased take-up of ZEVs, helping us to reach our target of 50% of all new light vehicle sales to be ZEVs by 2030.

Objectives

By working with businesses, the program supports projects that:

  • implement EV charging technology at business locations
  • support business leadership in the transition to EVs, removing a large barrier to EV adoption
  • help stimulate a second-hand EV market at end-of-vehicle lease (if applicable)
  • create project supply chain and local jobs, i.e. skills, capabilities and services across each service area
  • support smart charging infrastructure technology manufacturing, installation and maintenance opportunities within the State
  • deliver community benefit - both social and economic
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Victorian Government’s net-zero transition target and the business’s own targets and strategies.

Funding

$1.5 million in grants is available to deliver the EVCBF Program across Victoria.

Allocation of the funding will vary depending on the fleet characteristics of the business, including demonstration of need, location, size of fleet, frequency of use and commitment to an EV transition plan.

For information on grants available to support local councils transition fleets to EVs, please visit the EV Charging for Council Fleets (EVCCF) webpage.

How to apply

Applications are now open and the application close date has been extended from 5pm Friday 21 January 2022 to 5pm (AEDT) Friday 4 February 2022. Applications must be submitted through Grants Online using the links below.

Start new application

Access saved application

If you need technical assistance with Grants Online, please email grantsinfo@delwp.vic.gov.au or call the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning general enquiries number on 136 186.

If you have any queries regarding eligibility or the terms of the grant funding, please email zev@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Key program documents

Application Guidelines (DOCX, 1.1 MB)

FAQs (DOCX, 429.2 KB) - updated since 15 December information session

Additional forms - these are mandatory and must be submitted with your application:

Project Plan (DOCX, 57.0 KB)

Project Plan – Appendix (Excel, 39.5 KB)

Project Cash Flow/Budget (DOCX, 72.9 KB)

Project Delivery Schedule (DOCX, 53.5 KB)

Project Risk Register (DOCX, 57.7 KB)

Funding Agreements

It is recommended that applicants review the terms and conditions before applying. These do not need to be submitted at the time of application.

For not-for-profit or community organisations, please use this Victorian Standard Common Funding Agreement.

For commercial entities, please use this Commercial Funding Agreement (DOCX, 292.1 KB).

Online information session

An online information session was held on Wednesday 15 December 2021 – view the presentation (PDF, 1.8 MB). Please note, the program timeline has been updated since the information session.

Contact us

If you have any questions relating to the EVCBF Program, please email zev@delwp.vic.gov.au.