Electric vehicles charging the way

Media release

8 October 2019

The Liberal National Government is supporting a new suite of tools to help vehicle fleet owners and individuals who choose to transition to electric vehicles, as well as assisting electricity distributors plan for future electric vehicle uptake.

The first part of the project, launching today, is the Charge Together Fleet initiative developed by Evenergi in partnership with the Electric Vehicle Council. This includes an online platform to help fleet managers build a business case for switching to electric vehicles. More than 100 Australian fleets including NRMA, Charles Sturt University and Ausgrid have already signed up to the initiative.

As part of the project, Evenergi will work with Ausgrid to develop a national planning tool for electricity distributors to plan for and manage the impact of electric vehicles on their networks.

Through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the Government has provided $469,380 in funding to Evenergi Pty Ltd. 

Today’s announcement complements existing and planned charging networks across Australia including networks supported by ARENA through Evie Networks and Chargefox.

Funding this online platform complements the Government’s development of the National Electric Vehicle Strategy, announced as part of our $3.5 billion Climate Solutions Package. The Strategy, to be finalised by mid-2020, will focus on practical actions to address barriers to EV uptake, so that Australians who choose to adopt new technologies are supported in doing so.

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction