Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

9 November 2017

Roger Jaensch, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business, Trade, and Red Tape Reduction

Tasmanian Government support for electric vehicle charging stations

The Hodgman Liberal Government is supporting the establishment of a network of electric vehicle charging stations in Tasmania as we aim for zero net emissions by 2050.

As part of our Climate Change Action Plan the Government is investing $250,000 to establish an electric vehicle working group and begin the strategic rollout of electric vehicle charging stations.

It is important that we are engaging with local government, business and industry, and that the roll out of electric vehicle charging stations is both coordinated and well supported.

Tasmania is ideally suited to benefit from a growing electric vehicle market. Electric vehicles are less expensive to run than petrol or diesel vehicles and, together with increased renewable electricity supply, have the potential to reduce emissions from our transport sector and help to improve our energy security.

The Government is also pleased to be sponsoring this year’s Electric Vehicle Festival.

The four day Festival gets underway in Devonport today, and will include the largest display of electric vehicles in Australia, the first ever electric vehicle convoy to travel from Devonport to Cradle Mountain, and an electric bike ride from Hobart to Devonport.

More information on the Festival, including program and registration details is available on the event website at https://evfest.aeva.asn.au/

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