WA Government to invest further $5 million into EV rebate scheme

The WA Government will invest a further $5.2 million for the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) rebate as part of the 2024-25 State Budget.

Since the announcement of the ZEV rebate in 2022, Western Australia has seen an almost fourfold increase in electric vehicle sales, with more than 5,900 ZEV rebate applications paid to EV owners, totalling almost $20.7 million.

Rita Saffioti, Transport Minister, they’ve seen huge growth in the number of Western Australians purchasing electric vehicles and the rebate scheme is one of the reasons they’re seeing such a high take-up.

“We know the cost can make electric vehicles prohibitive for many people, but these rebates are helping to make it more affordable and increasing demand within WA.

“Having so many people purchasing electric vehicles is a step in the right direction as we pursue our goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050.”

The ZEV scheme provides a $3,500 rebate for people who purchase an eligible vehicle and apply to the Department of Transport, with applications now accepted until midnight on 10 May 2025.

To be eligible for the rebate, the vehicle must be a zero-emission vehicle and be fully powered by batteries or hydrogen fuel cells, be a light vehicle, be granted a vehicle licence in WA on or after Tuesday 10 May 2022, have a maximum dutiable value of $70,000 or less, and be brand new and never previously been registered or licensed in Australia or overseas.

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