The EVCBF program is now closed. Applications have been assessed, providing:
- grants to 14 Victorian organisations
- $1.55 million in grant funding awarded
- planned installation of 58 electric vehicle private charging stations at 24 sites across Victoria by September 2023.
By working with businesses, the program supported 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, for example, 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 2045 emissions reduction target and the business’s own targets and strategies
- help stimulate a second-hand EV market at the end of vehicle lease (if applicable).
Approximately $1.55 million has been awarded to successful EVCBF projects. This includes over $727,000 in grant funding allocated across regional Victoria and over $827,000 across metropolitan Melbourne.
The EVCBF charger sizes range from 7 kilowatts – 60 kilowatts depending on the fleet characteristics, including demonstration of need, location, size of fleet, frequency of use and commitment to an EV transition plan.