Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the funding while releasing the state’s Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy 2022-2023. “We are going to make the cost of buying electric cars just that little bit cheaper,” she said. - Queensland Newsroom

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the funding while releasing the state’s Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy 2022-2023. “We are going to make the cost of buying electric cars just that little bit cheaper,” she said.

Queensland Newsroom

To help drive its commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050, Queensland, Australia’s government has issued a $55 million package of electric vehicle (EV) purchasing incentives and infrastructure.

Some $45 million in the package will provide a $3,000 subsidy for upfront EV purchases to the value of $58,000. The remaining $10 million will fund EV charging infrastructure.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the funding while releasing the state’s Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy 2022-2023. “We are going to make the cost of buying electric cars just that little bit cheaper,” she said.

Other elements in the state’s zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) strategy include the 3,800-km Queensland Electric Super Highway, transitioning its public bus system to ZEVs, and moving its entire government fleet – Qfleet – to EV vehicles.

“Transforming the QFleet will save Queenslanders millions in fuel costs but most significantly, when they have done their service with frontline workers – our nurses, community carers, and educators – these high-quality, fully serviced, usually low-kilometer used vehicles will be available for Queenslanders at highly affordable prices,” said Mark Bailey, Queensland transport and main roads minister.

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