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Electric Vehicle ChargeSmart Grants Programs

Under Climate Action 21: Tasmania's Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2021, the Tasmanian Government has committed to supporting electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Download a map of proposed ChargeSmart electric vehicle charger locations.

Visit the PlugShare website to find a map of all Tasmanian electric vehicle charging locations.


Fast Charging - closed

The ChargeSmart Fast Charging Program offered grants of up to $50,000 to support organisations to purchase and install Direct Current (DC) electric vehicle charging stations. The chargers must be available for public use.

Fast chargers provide a high rate of charge and are installed where drivers need to recharge and get back on the road quickly.

ChargeSmart Fast Charging grant applications closed on Friday 24 May 2019.

Successful grant applicants

OrganisationRegionAmount
Bennetts Petroleum Supplies Pty Ltd (New Norfolk) South $35,000
City of Hobart South $50,000
Huon Valley Council South $50,000
Evie Networks (Campbell Town)
(two 350kW ultrafast charging stations)        
Central $50,000
Evie Networks (Elizabeth Town)
(two 350kW ultrafast charging stations)        
Central $42,000
Electric Highway Tasmania (Swansea)
(includes supplementary destination charging station)        
East $40,000
Electric Highway Tasmania (St Helens)
(includes supplementary destination charging station)        
North East $40,000
Energy ROI (Scottsdale Art Gallery Cafe) North East $48,930
Electric Highway Tasmania (Burnie)
(includes supplementary destination charging station)        
North West $20,000
Electric Highway Tasmania (Derwent Bridge)
(includes supplementary destination charging station)     
West $50,000
Electric Highway Tasmania (Queenstown)
(includes supplementary destination charging station)        
West $50,000
Devonport City Council North $50,000
Total $525,930

Most fast charging stations should be completed by the end of 2020, although installation of some has been delayed.


Destination Charging - closed

The ChargeSmart Destination Charging Program offered grants of up to $2,500 to support organisations to purchase and install Alternating Current (AC) electric vehicle charging stations for public use.

Destination chargers are useful for locations where electric vehicle drivers stay for an hour or more, such as shopping centres, hotels, caravan parks, public car parks, restaurants and tourist attractions.

ChargeSmart Destination Charging grant applications closed on Friday 10 May 2019.

Successful grant applicants

OrganisationRegionAmount
Tin Dragon Trail Cottages North-East $2,500
Tin Mountain (Accommodation - Derby) North-East $2,500
Bischoff Hotel Waratah North-West $2,500
Ashgrove Cheese North $2,500
Launceston City Council (Paterson West car park) North $2,500
Launceston City Council (York West car park) North $2,500
Launceston Drive Park Fly North $2,500
Aquila Rise (Accommodation - Friendly Beaches) East $2,500
Brighton Council South $2,500
Clarence City Council South $2,500
St Michael's Collegiate South $2,500
Royal Tasmanian Botanical GardensSouth$2,500
Total $27,500

Most destination charging stations should be completed by the end of 2020, although installation of some has been delayed.


Workplace Charging - closed

The ChargeSmart Workplace Charging program offered grants of up to $5,000 to support workplaces (eg councils, businesses and not-for-profits) to purchase and install electric vehicle charging stations.

ChargeSmart Workplace grant applications closed on Monday 21 May 2018.

Successful grant applicants

OrganisationRegionAmount
City of Launceston North $5,000
Department of Education - Newstead College North $3,036
Meander Valley Council North $4,422
University of Tasmania - Newnham campus North $4,204
Department of Education - Launceston College North $4,817
University of Tasmania - Cradle Coast campus North-West $4,204
Central Coast Council North-West $4,565
Cradle Coast Authority North-West $5,000
University of Tasmania - Sandy Bay campus South $4,204
Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania South $5,000
Huon Valley Council South $5,000
Total $49,452

ChargeSmart helps workplaces to:

  • demonstrate leadership by showing that your organisation is ready for electric vehicles;
  • support employees who are electric vehicle owners, or may be in the future;
  • support increased uptake of electric vehicles in your fleet;
  • encourage electric vehicle uptake through increased awareness of the technology and increased convenience of charging; and
  • encourage other workplaces to install charging stations through leading by example.

Enquiries

For further information please contact the Tasmanian Climate Change Office by email: climatechange@dpac.tas.gov.au or by telephone: (03) 6232 7162.