Charging the Regions: Local Government EV Charging Network Study
A dense statewide network of Electric Vehicle (EV) fast charging infrastructure
Regional and metropolitan councils across Victoria have come together to understand their role in providing or facilitating public electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the state.
Local governments have a niche role in supporting public charging for electric vehicles, particularly in regional and rural areas where top up and destination charging is important. A number of councils across the state have or are beginning to install and encourage EV charging points in their communities. This project recognises the opportunities for alignment between councils to ensure the best strategic outcome for councils, businesses, communities and EV drivers.
The Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance are leading the project on behalf of 43 regional councils, 11 metropolitan councils, the Goulburn Broken Greenhouse Alliance, the Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action, the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action and the Electric Vehicle Council of Australia. The project is funded through $60,000 from local governments and an additional $40,000 funding from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).
The project reports have now been finalised and are available by clicking on the report to the left.
The Charging the Regions project undertook a study for participating regional, rural and metropolitan Councils across Victoria to:-
The CVGA appointed Ndevr Environmental to undertake the work.
The first phase of the project is now complete and work is underway on next steps.