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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Reducing our transport emissions

This priority area aims to reduce transport emissions by promoting the uptake of electric vehicles and alternative forms of transport, and optimising the use of existing vehicles.

Partners

  • Fleet managers
  • Business
  • Local government
  • Government business enterprises
  • University of Tasmania
  • Peak industry bodies
  • Community

Benefits:

  • Reduced transport emissions
  • Improved air quality and health outcomes
  • Cost savings from more efficient vehicle use
  • Improved energy security

ACTION 3.1

Assess potential approaches for a market-led statewide rollout of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and work with local government, businesses and industry to improve charging network infrastructure in Tasmania

Lead Agency:  DPAC (TCCO)

Expected commencement: FY 2018-19

Expected Completion: FY 2019-2020

ACTION 3.2

Establish an electric vehicle working group to identify barriers, issues and opportunities, and provide advice to the Tasmanian Government on the development of a coordinated approach to support the uptake of electric vehicles in Tasmania

Lead Agency:  DPAC (TCCO)

Expected commencement: FY 2017-18

Expected Completion: FY 2018-19

ACTION 3.3

Extend the Smarter Fleets program to improve the efficiency of heavy vehicle fleets and additional light vehicle fleets

Lead Agency:  DPAC (TCCO)

Expected commencement: FY 2017-18

Expected Completion: FY 2019-20

ACTION 3.4

Support public transport uptake through improved service provision and use of planning tools to align developments with effective public transport networks

Lead Agency:  State Growth

Expected commencement: Commenced

Expected Completion: Ongoing

ACTION 3.5

Improve the efficiency of the Tasmanian Government transport fleet by extending the Smarter Fleets program, reviewing the Green Vehicle Guide minimum standards, and identifying and addressing barriers to the uptake of electric vehicles in the Government fleet

Lead Agency:  DPAC (TCCO)

Expected commencement: Commenced

Expected Completion: Ongoing