Green Light for Northern Beaches Electric Vehicle Drivers

Motorists on the Northern Beaches are now closer than ever before to getting behind the wheel of their first electric vehicle (EV) with the NSW Parliament giving the green light to the legislation underpinning the NSW EV Strategy.

The NSW Government has committed $490 million towards EVs, helping to cut taxes, provide $3,000 rebates and install ultra-fast EV chargers right across the State.

Member for Manly, James Griffin said the NSW EV Strategy is the best in the nation and will ensure at least 50 per cent of new cars sales are EVs by 2030.

“Not only does the Northern Beaches have an exciting electric vehicle charging place, but these new EV rebates, incentives and lower taxes will make the cost of an EV even more accessible to all Northern Beaches motorists,” Mr Griffin said.

“I am encouraging as many people as possible to get behind the wheel of a new EV, and there’s no better place to do so than the Northern Beaches.”

“Our Strategy is all about helping more drivers to benefit from lower taxes and $3000 rebates. By 2030 we want EV’s to comprise at least 50% of all new car sales helping us reach net zero by 2050.”

Drivers who have registered a new, eligible EV after 1 September 2021 can apply for a refund of the stamp duty and one of the 25,000 rebates worth $3,000. Applications will open on 1 November 2021.

Also, from 1 November, eligible electric vehicles will be able to use Transit T2 and T3 lanes until at least 31 October 2022, making travelling in an EV even easier.

Mr Griffin said the EV Strategy would help to reduce air and noise pollution created on the State’s roads.

“With one-fifth of carbon emissions in NSW coming from the transport sector and almost half of those coming from passenger vehicle this strategy will help us halve our emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050.”Mr Griffin said.

“This policy will see increase model availability for NSW motorists while also cutting the costs of EVs across the board.”

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