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Tasmanian Climate Change Office

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Contact the Tasmanian Climate Change Office on 03 6232 7173 | climatechange@dpac.tas.gov.au or Service Tasmania on 1300 135 513.

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Transport

Tasmania's energy sector greenhouse gas emissions from the 1989-90 baseline year to 2015-16, by sub-sectorTasmania’s transport sub-sector has the highest greenhouse gas emissions of all the sub-sectors of the State’s economy. Vehicle fleet costs are a significant expense for the Tasmanian Government, local government, private sector fleets and the community.

A key priority under Climate Action 21: Tasmania’s Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2021 is to reduce Tasmania’s transport emissions and costs by supporting the uptake of electric vehicles and improving fleet efficiency, through the Smarter Fleets Program.

Download the Fact Sheet (PDF) about Tasmanian Government initiatives to reduce transport emissions.

Electric vehicles

Electric vehicles powered by Tasmania’s renewable energy have the potential to improve the efficiency of the State's vehicle fleet, through reduced transport costs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Electric vehicles may also help improve the State’s energy security by creating further market demand for the generation of renewable energy produced in Tasmania.

Electric Vehicle Working Group

The Tasmanian Government has established the Electric Vehicle Working Group. The Working Group will provide advice to support the uptake of electric vehicles in a way that maximises benefits to the State. Read or download the Electric Vehicle Working Group Terms of Reference for more information on its role and membership.

Supporting a statewide electric vehicle charging network

The Tasmanian Government is taking action to support the rollout of a statewide electric vehicle charging network.

Learn more about the project.

Electric Vehicles in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Government’s Electric Vehicles in Tasmania: Current State of Play explores key considerations for supporting the uptake of electric vehicles in Tasmania. The paper is designed to inform the Electric Vehicle Working Group and start the conversation regarding the Tasmanian Government’s role in supporting electric vehicle uptake.

The Supporting electric vehicle uptake in Tasmania – Fact Sheet details the Tasmanian Government’s commitment to support electric vehicle uptake.

ChargeSmart Grants Program - now closed

ChargeSmart grants support workplaces to install electric vehicle charging stations. Learn more about ChargeSmart.

Smarter Fleets

The Tasmanian Government’s Smarter Fleets Program commenced in July 2015 to reduce vehicle fleet greenhouse gas emissions and fuel costs by providing tailored guidance and support.

To date, six vehicle fleets have participated in the Program, achieving a 20 per cent reduction in fuel expenditure and an 11 per cent reduction in total carbon emissions. Initiatives implemented by participating fleets include revising vehicle procurement policy, improving fleet data collection and analysis, whole-of-life fleet costing, and smarter vehicle booking systems.

Smarter Fleets is continuing in 2018, with the extension of the Program to Tasmanian Government agency fleets and the commencement of two new programs.

Current Smarter Fleets initiatives