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Start your ZEV journey today

Enjoy a quieter, cleaner and cheaper commute with a zero emission vehicle (ZEV). Drive the future of transport today with a $3,000 subsidy on select new vehicles.

See how Victorians are saving with EVs

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Reducing your carbon tire print

For Melbourne accountant Patrick Sheehan, buying an electric vehicle was an easy decision. “As an accountant, I know what makes sense financially. And for me, a zero emissions vehicle just makes sense."

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EV fit for the whole family

For Arun Ilancheran and Cherry Keragala the difficulties of travelling with a young family was something they took into consideration when buying their new ZEV.

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What can I access through the ZEV Subsidy?

The ZEV Subsidy Program reduces the upfront cost of a new EV by offering a $3,000 subsidy towards an EV valued at below $68,740. Find out what EV models are eligable for the subsidy and their approximate price brackets.

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Get the facts on zero emission vehicles

  • The number of ZEV passenger models available for purchase in Australia has increased greatly in recent years. Right now, you can get a $3,000 subsidy when buying one of the models that fall under the $68,740 subsidy cap. This adds to the estimated yearly savings of $1,600 for fuel, maintenance, and registration. It means you can expect to save over $10,000 in the first 5 years of owning your new car.

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  • Many EV models currently available in Australia can travel between 350 and 600 kilometres (in optimum conditions) on a single charge. With Victorians travelling an average of just 38 kilometres a day, that’s more than enough to get you where you need to go through the week.

    A further roll-out of EV charging infrastructure will add to the network already on our highways, in regional towns and at our favourite tourist spots.

    You can already drive from Adelaide to Melbourne and on to Sydney with easy access to ultra-rapid charging stations (found via an app on your smartphone, such as PlugShareExternal Link ). So, you don’t have to worry about running out of charge.

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  • Research shows that driving a vehicle with a battery is just as safe as driving a vehicle that runs on petrol or diesel. As with all vehicles in Australia, new ZEV models are required to undergo rigorous safety testing before they can be made available for purchase. Additionally, electric vehicle charging stations are required to meet strict safety standards.

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For more ZEV facts

From performance to cost, you’ll be surprised about the potential of zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs).

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Reviewed 19 May 2023

Find a participating ZEV trader

You will need to buy an eligible car from a ZEV trader in our program to receive the ZEV Subsidy.

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