NSW and Queensland will be injecting more than $50 million overall into EV charging stations in their respective states.
Queensland will be spending $42 million on building 2,500 charging stations across the next three years. Most of these (2,000) will be for government vehicles.
“We want to see people taking public transport, we want to see zero-emission vehicles,” Transport Minister Mark Bailey said.
“This is just another innovative way that Queensland’s leading in terms of encouraging people to use electric vehicles and for them to be charged in all kinds of different places.”
The NSW Government will be spending $10 million in grants for 100 apartment buildings to be retrofitted with charging stations.
“In a national first, New South Wales is co-funding EV infrastructure upgrades in apartment buildings, to make EV ownership attractive for more people,” Energy Minister Penny Sharpe said.
“More than 90% of EV drivers charge their vehicle at home, and we don’t want people living in apartments to miss out.”
Aussies have purchased more than 65,000 EVs in 2023 alone, according to data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).