Once hundreds of destination chargers are installed across the state of New South Wales, motorists will be able to eat, drink, and stare as they make their way along tourist hotspots roads designed just for electric vehicles.
In order to improve charging infrastructure in local communities, it is anticipated that at least 1,500 destination chargers would be installed in popular tourist destinations.
Wineries, restaurants, zoos, and museums are just some of the types of enterprises and council areas that are eligible to receive a discount of 75% off the cost of installing chargers.
In order to raise awareness about the benefits of electric transport around New South Wales (NSW), a number of electric vehicle (EV) tourist excursions are currently being planned.
A government scheme worth $10 million has been launched at the same time as electric vehicles have made up 10.6% of sales of new passenger and SUV cars so far this year.
New research, however, reveals that those numbers might increase if customer concerns about the number of chargers were eased.
On Friday, the initiative will be launched by the Premier, Chris Minns, from the middle of the north shore, which is beyond the range limit of the batteries in most electric automobiles.
“Providing EV charging plugs at regional destinations across our state will help make ‘range anxiety’ a concern of the past and give more drivers the confidence to make EV purchases,” he said in a statement.
“More electric vehicles on the road is an important part of the decarbonization of our transportation system, and meeting our net zero by 2050 target requires that this goal be met.”
The program is an element of the state’s overall aim to increase the percentage of electric vehicles that account for more than half of all car sales by the year 2031.
Penny Sharpe, the minister of energy in New South Wales, said in a statement that increasing the number of electric vehicle (EV) chargers across regional areas of the state will be beneficial not only for the environment but also for EV drivers, visitors, and regional businesses.
As of Friday afternoon, regional businesses and municipalities, including those in Newcastle and Wollongong, have the opportunity to submit an application for assistance with up to four fees.
The scheme is a component of a larger investment of $209 million in charging infrastructure in the state of New South Wales (NSW), which includes $10 million to convert residences with electric vehicle (EV) chargers and $149 million for ultra-fast charging infrastructure.
A new electric vehicle (EV) strategy for the entire state will be supported by an additional 260 million dollars in the budget.
As of the first of the year, the exemption from stamp duty for automobiles priced at less than $78,000 and the rebate of $3,000 for new electric vehicles will be eliminated.
Those who have already purchased anything or made a deposit before the end of the year will be able to access the benefits regardless of when the actual delivery takes place.