Victoria is working to support local government leadership in the transition to EVs. Greater uptake of EVs by local councils 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 local government, the program supports projects that:

  • transition local council fleets to EVs
  • implement EV charging technology at local council offices and depots
  • support local government 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 economic and social
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Victorian Government’s net-zero transition target and the local council’s own targets and strategies.

Funding

$1.5 million in grants is available to deliver the EVCCF Program.

Allocation of the funding will vary depending on the fleet characteristics of the local council, 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 businesses transition fleets to EVs, please visit the EV Charging for Business Fleets (EVCBF) webpage.

Program update

Program milestoneDate
Applications open3 December 2021
Applications close4 February 2022
Applications evaluationFebruary - April  2022
Applications approvalsMay - June 2022
Successful applicants notifiedJune 2022
Finalise funding agreementsJune - July 2022
Completion of projectsMay 2023

Key program documents

Application Guidelines (DOCX, 1.1 MB)

FAQs (DOCX, 438.9 KB) - updated since 15 December information session

Contact us

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