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ChargeSmart Grants Programs

The Tasmanian Government is providing $450,000 in funding to support the installation of electric vehicle chargers that are accessible to the public. Two new ChargeSmart Grants Programs are now open:

  • ChargeSmart Grants – Fast Charging: to install electric vehicle chargers for drivers to charge quickly and complete longer journeys.
  • ChargeSmart Grants – Destination Charging –to install electric vehicle chargers at locations where cars are parked for longer, and charge more slowly.

Download the ChargeSmart Grants Information Sheet (PDF).


Fast Charging - now open

Grants of up to $50,000 are now available for Tasmanian 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.

Applications close at 5.00 pm on Friday 24 May 2019.

Who can apply?

The grants program is open to organisations that are suited to operating publicly accessible DC fast charging stations in Tasmania, including:

  • local government agencies;
  • not-for-profit incorporated organisations;
  • not-for-profit organisations or community groups that are not incorporated, if sponsored by an incorporated organisation;
  • for-profit incorporated organisations; and
  • businesses with an Australian Business Number.

Joint applications are welcome. The program is open to proposed new projects to install fast charging stations.

What can be funded?

Eligible electric vehicle chargers must be:

  • able to provide a minimum charge rate of 50kW Direct Current (DC) fast charging;
  • permanently wired;
  • installed by a licenced electrical contractor and the installation must be compliant with standards for electrical works;
  • have both the following plug types:
    • CHAdeMO; and
    • Combined Charging System (CCS) Combo 2 (Type 2);
  • new and meet relevant Australian Standards; and
  • available for use by the public through a dedicated parking space.

You can submit a proposal to install fast charging stations in multiple locations. We will only consider funding one charging station at each location.

TasNetworks has a complementary program called the Electric Vehicle Fast Charge Support Scheme which is designed to help organisations to install DC fast chargers for public use. The Scheme provides technical advice along with cost rebates of up to 50 per cent of TasNetworks’ charges for upgrading power supply at electric vehicle charging sites. ChargeSmart – Fast Charging applicants can also apply for the TasNetworks Fast Charge Support Scheme.

How to apply?

  1. Read the Guidelines:
  2. Download and complete the ChargeSmart - Fast Charging Application Form (PDF)
  3. Submit the completed Application Form:
    • By email to climatechange@dpac.tas.gov.au.
    • By post to ChargeSmart Grants – Fast Charging, Tasmanian Climate Change Office, GPO Box 123, Hobart TAS 7001.

If your application is successful, you will need to sign a Grant Agreement. We will provide the funding when the agreement is finalised. Download a copy of an example Grant Deed (PDF).


Destination Charging - now open

Grants of up to $2,500 are now available for organisations to purchase and install an Alternating Current (AC) electric vehicle charging station. The chargers must be available 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.

Applications close at 5.00 pm on Friday 10 May 2019.

Who can apply?

The grants program is open to organisations located in Tasmania. Your organisation must have a location that is publicly accessible. Eligible organisations include:

  • local government agencies;
  • not-for-profit incorporated organisations;
  • not-for-profit organisations or community groups that are not incorporated, if sponsored by an incorporated organisation;
  • for-profit incorporated organisations;
  • businesses with an Australian Business Number; and
  • Tasmanian Government agencies, Government Business Enterprises and State-Owned Companies.

What can be funded?

Eligible electric vehicle chargers must be:

  • either a:
    • permanently-wired single phase AC charging station that provides a 2.5kW to 7kW rate of charge; or
    • permanently-wired three phase AC charging station that provides up to 23kW of charge;
  • new and meet relevant Australian Standards
  • installed by a licenced electrical contractor and the installation must be compliant with standards for electrical works; and
  • available for use by the public through a dedicated parking space.

How to apply?

  1. Read the Guidelines:
  2. Download and complete the ChargeSmart Grants - Destination Charging Application Form (PDF)
  3. Submit the completed Application Form:
    • By email to climatechange@dpac.tas.gov.au.
    • By post to ChargeSmart Grants – Destination Charging, Tasmanian Climate Change Office, GPO Box 123, Hobart TAS 7001.

Applications close at 5.00 pm on Friday 10 May 2019.

If your application is successful, you will need to sign a Grant Agreement. We will provide the funding when the agreement is finalised. Your electric vehicle charger must be installed within 12 months of the date of the Agreement. Download a copy of an example Grant Deed (PDF).

Questions?

If you have any questions or you need help accessing or completing the documents, please contact TCCO by email at climatechange@dpac.tas.gov.au or by telephone on 03 6232 7173.


Workplace Electric Vehicle charging - closed

The Workplace Electric Vehicle charging grants program supported workplaces (eg councils, businesses and not-for-profits) to prepare for the technology by providing grants of up to $5,000 to install electric vehicle charging stations.

ChargeSmart 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.

ChargeSmart Grants are an initiative of Climate Action 21: Tasmania's Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2021.

Enquiries

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