The New South Wales State Government has come up with two compelling reasons to make your next car electric. From September 1 this year there will be:

  • No stamp duty payable on EVs that cost under $78,000
  • $3000 rebate for the first 25,000 buyers of EVs that cost under $68,750

Book to find out more at our free EV webinar now

“Our transport sector currently makes up 20% of NSW emissions, with almost 50% from passenger vehicles. Electric vehicles are not only cheaper to run and quieter on our roads, but they also reduce both carbon emissions and air pollution which results in dramatically improved health outcomes for our communities.”

Andrew Constance, NSW Transport Minister

The NSW Government is investing half a billion dollars on tax cuts and incentives to make it easier to afford an EV over the next four years. It estimates the average NSW driver will save around $1000 a year in running costs by switching to an EV. Savings can be up to $7500 a year for businesses, taxis and freight. EVs buyers become eligible for the stamp duty waiver and rebate once the backdated legislation passes in parliament.*

“I’m excited by our area having cleaner air and quieter streets, with buses, cars, scooters and bikes being powered by the sun. These incentives plus the ongoing lower running costs of an EV will help many people to go electric”

Ursula Hogben, Co-founder, Zero Emissions Solutions
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With such great reasons to go electric, interest in electric cars continues to grow. The Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) keeps an up to date list here. Prices (for new cars) range from $45000 for a brand new MG EV to north of $200k for an electric Porsche. 

We’ll be talking with Michael Day, NSW Chair and National Treasurer of AEVA at our free community online event on Tuesday 19 Oct at 7pm. Join Ursula Hogben and Michael Day talking EVs, incentives, bidirectional charging and more. It’s free but spaces are limited so book here: https://events.humanitix.com/zero-emissions-transport-tue-19-oct

*Both incentives apply to battery and hydrogen fuel cell EVs, not plug-in hybrids.

An electric car may be more affordable than you think. Two events in April offer the chance to find out more about affordable electric vehicles. 

EV Me Now!, a free webinar presented by renew.org next Monday 12 April at 7pm, organised by Clive Attwater, Vice-President of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association, giving an update on EVs in Australia, Anthony Broese van Groenou, co-founder of the Good Car Co discussing affordable electric vehicles and bulk buys, and Ursula Hogben, co-founder of Zero Emissions Solutions discussing climate groups and Councils helping communities to decarbonise,

Book here: https://events.humanitix.com/ev-me-now-update-on-electric-vehicles-and-the-good-car-company-on-their-ev-bulk-buys

Second, we’ve organised an exclusive event with Tesla Chatswood for members and friends of Zero Emissions Solutions on Tuesday 20 April, from 6 pm to 7 pm. The Tesla is one of the world’s favourite electric vehicles. Attend the info session then book your test drive one one of the reserved Zero Emissions Solutions member test drive days. Contact Ursula Hogben with any questions.

Book here: https://events.humanitix.com/tesla-event-and-test-drives

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Read more about electric cars, bikes and other clean alternatives here.  The Zero Emissions Transport group includes many EV owners and they are always happy to show off their vehicles. You can meet them at Mosman Markets on the first Saturday of the month. Have a crawl around a Nissan Leaf, a Tesla and a Hyundai Kona, plus check out the latest in affordable electric transport, the scooter! If you have a motorbike licence you can take it for a test drive. Otherwise, you can test ride the electric bikes on display. See you soon!