If you are a licensed electrical contractor in NSW here is something that you can promote to potential clients! The NSW Government has announced that they will invest $20 million to help regional NSW destinations to purchase and install EV Chargers.
The Drive Electric NSW EV destination charging grants aim to increase the number of EV charging stations across NSW, encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles by 52% by 2030 and reducing carbon emissions. The $20 Million investment will enable the co-funded purchase and installation of approximately 3500 electric vehicle (EV) chargers for NSW businesses over the next couple of years.
The Electric Vehicle Council has partnered with the NSW government to provide a list of approved AC EV chargers and EV charger software that is eligible for funding under the grants. This list will be updated on a six monthly basis with new suppliers.
Regional NSW businesses on designated ‘EV Tourist Routes’ such as cafes, restaurants, wineries, and motels can apply for the grant from Monday 23rd May. $7 million will be allocated to round one with applications open until Friday 23rd September. Future rounds will be announced soon with the scheme planned to run through to 2024, supplying a steady influx of work for electricians across NSW.
Grant Overview for Businesses:
The grants will fund the following for up to 4 EV chargers per site:
- 75% towards the cost of an eligible 7 kW and/or 22 kW electric vehicle charger(s)
- 75% towards the cost of installation (capped at $1,000 per charger)
- 50% towards a 2-year EV charger software subscription from the EV charger software list.
- Grants of $2000 to $40,000 per site for EV chargers
To be eligible, you must be:
- located in an eligible regional NSW local government area (LGA)
- an approved destination type as listed on page 25 of the guidelines
- have no more than one existing EV charger installed.
Additional eligibility requirements for each site apply and more details are outlined in the guidelines. Please read the full EV destination charging grants guidelines to understand the eligibility requirements and how they relate to your business.