From Monday, the Territory government will introduce a new incentive to help drive the uptake of zero emissions vehicles or ‘ZEVs’ in the ACT.

Newly purchased zero emissions vehicles purchased between Monday 24 May 2021 until 30 June 2024, are eligible for two years of free registration.

ACT Chief Minister and Climate Action Minister, Andrew Barr said he hopes the initiative will help the Territory reach its net zero emissions target by 2045.

“The ACT is fast approaching 1000 registered electric vehicles and further incentives such as the two-year registration waiver and no-interest loans through the Sustainable Household Scheme will make purchasing zero emissions vehicles a viable option for Canberrans.”

“Transport emissions now account for around 60 per cent of the ACT’s greenhouse gas emissions and of these emissions an estimated 70 per cent are from private vehicles.” He added.

Greens leader and Minister for Emissions Reduction, Shane Rattenbury describes the latest Government incentive as the obvious next move in the Territory fight against climate change.

“Our community understands the need for practical and meaningful action to address climate change.”

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“We want to enable and support community action to reduce emissions, and making zero emissions vehicles more available and affordable is one of the ways we can do that.”

Details on the scheme and eligibility can be found here.