The EVCBF program’s Application Guidelines, including eligibility, have been updated from the previously announced EVCBF program launched in December 2021 to provide increased flexibility and enable participation from a broader range of participants.

Victoria is supporting business to transition to EVs which will help to reduce their emissions, support 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) will help us 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:

  • support the transition of business fleets to EVs
  • implement EV charging technology at business locations
  • support business leadership in the transition to EVs, removing a large barrier to EV adoption
  • create project supply chain and local jobs, i.e., skills, capabilities and services across each service area
  • deliver community, economic and social benefit
  • support smart charging infrastructure technology manufacturing, installation and maintenance opportunities within the State
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions to support Victoria’s legislated net-zero by 2050 emissions reduction target and the business’s own targets and strategies
  • help stimulate a second-hand EV market at end of vehicle lease (if applicable).

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.

How to apply

Applications are now open and must be submitted by 5pm (Eastern Standard Time) Friday 22 July 2022 through Grants Online using the links below.

Start new application

Access saved application

If you need technical help with Grants Online, please email grantsinfo@delwp.vic.gov.au.

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

Key program documents

Application Guidelines (DOCX, 1.1 MB) - updated after the information session

FAQs (DOCX, 426.1 KB) - updated after the information session

Information session slides - updated after the information session

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

Project Plan (DOCX, 57.0 KB)

Project Plan – Appendix (Excel, 41.7 KB)

Project Cash Flow/Budget (DOCX, 72.9 KB)

Project Delivery Schedule (DOCX, 59.3 KB)

Project Risk Register (DOCX, 57.7 KB)

Funding Agreements

It is recommended that applicants review the terms and conditions within the Funding Agreement before applying. The Funding Agreement template does not need to be submitted at the time of application.

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

For private business/commercial entities, please use this Commercial Funding Agreement (DOCX, 297.4 KB).

Online information session

An online information session was held on Thursday 2 June 2022 via Microsoft Teams. The updated FAQs and information session slides are in the above section ‘Key program documents’.

Contact us

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