efficient reliable and productive transport for people and goods
sustainable, resilient, and liveable communities.
Extensive engagement with community, industry, interest groups and local and state government informed the strategy. This included 4,600 Queenslanders who contributed to the public survey, nearly 200 written submissions and direct engagement with over 100 key stakeholders and experts in targeted workshops.
How we will transition to zero emission journeys
The Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan 2022-2024 details the key initiatives and actions that continue to shift Queenslanders to zero emission vehicles while enjoying the benefits of an integrated energy and transport system. This includes a focus on alternative fuels, new and emerging technologies as well as zero emission technologies, and vehicle modes.
It sets out initiatives we will progress over the next 2 years to increase zero emission vehicle uptake across Queensland communities, businesses, and government fleets.
Replacing internal combustion engine vehicles with zero emission vehicles reduces greenhouse gas emissions, improves urban air quality, and health, while supporting industry and the energy sector to create more sustainable jobs across growing sectors, such as the renewables industry.
Action plan key initiatives
We are making zero emission vehicles more affordable by reducing upfront costs for Queenslanders.
Buyers of new eligible zero emission vehicles with a purchase price (dutiable value) of up to $58,000 (including GST) on or after 16 March 2022 can apply for a $3,000 rebate and continue to receive existing benefits like discounted vehicle registration and registration duty costs.
Dutiable value is the total purchase price paid (including GST) for the vehicle, which includes delivery costs, accessories and options added to the vehicle and any other charges or fees levied by the dealer on the purchaser.
Registration fees and vehicle registration duty are not included as part of the dutiable value.
About the rebate
From 1 July 2022 a rebate is available to battery electric passenger and light commercial vehicles only. Rebates will be available until the allocation is exhausted.
If you apply for a rebate keep proof of purchase information (such as contract of sale, Dealer tax invoice displaying final payment and date the vehicle was sold) to support your application.
Vehicles not eligible for a rebate include:
a retro-fitted zero emission vehicles and other vehicle conversion kits (including any other alternative fuel source)
hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
heavy vehicles over 4.5t such as trucks and buses
personal mobility devices for example electric/motorised wheelchairs, electric scooters, mobility scooters and
electric motorcycles, trikes and mopeds
electric boats or marine vessels
zero emission vehicles registered before 16 March 2022
zero emission vehicles managed through a lease or a fleet management organisation
zero emission vehicles that previously received a rebate, grant or subsidy in other Australian state or territories.
We are providing more public electric vehicle fast-charging options to ensure Queenslanders and tourists can charge in more locations across Queensland.
A $10 million co-fund will support more public charging options, in partnership with local government and industry.
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Queensland has a long tradition of holiday road trips. Packing for family adventures, enjoying Queensland's vast and diverse landscapes.
Queensland's Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy and electric vehicle Charging Infrastructure Scheme is investing $10 million to strengthen our electric vehicle charging network.
Partnering with private industry and local government the Queensland Government is co-funding even more public fast charging infrastructure, so Queenslanders can charge their Electric Vehicles in more locations than ever.
This means you and your family will have the confidence to take that electric vehicle road trip and enjoy all the benefits this technology provides.
Where in Queensland do you plan to explore next in your electric vehicle?
Expressions of interest for the charging infrastructure scheme are now closed
We will measure the effectiveness of our strategy and actions through improved data sharing, customer surveys and measuring outcomes from each of the priority areas.
We will build on our initial investment over time with clear targets set to support Queensland’s shift to zero emissions transport options, including:
50% of new light vehicle sales to be zero emissions by 2030, moving to 100% by 2036
100% of QFleet light passenger vehicles to be zero emission by 2026
every new TransLink-funded bus will be zero emissions from 2025 in South-East Queensland and from 2025-2030 across regional Queensland.
Electric vehicle snapshot
The electric vehicle snapshot provides an overview of measurable zero emission vehicle statistics. It includes the registration of zero emission vehicles in Queensland suburbs, market share of different models and Queensland Electric Super Highway use.
The new Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy builds on The Future is Electric: Queensland’s Electric Vehicle Strategy – a strategy to begin Queensland's shift to a cleaner, greener electric vehicle fleet which was launched in 2017.
The Queensland Electric Super Highway was a key action and delivered a network of 31 fast charging stations connecting electric vehicles from Coolangatta to Port Douglas and from Brisbane to Toowoomba.