WA offering $12.5 million in grants to support EV charger uptake

The WA Government is offering $12.5 million worth of grants to expand EV charging infrastructure in the state.

This second round of grants is part of the Cook Government’s Charge Up Workplace Grants program and targets not-for-profits, small and medium businesses, and local government authorities, with funding up to 50 per cent of the cost to purchase and install an EV charger.

Energy Minister Bill Johnston, said this second round introduces faster DC chargers, offering additional benefits to eligible businesses and organisations.

“The program encourages daytime charging, enabling EV owners to utilise abundant solar energy during sunny hours, which also assists in stabilising our electricity grid.

“In the first round, we assisted small and medium businesses, not-for-profits, and local government authorities in installing EV chargers for their customers, clients, and staff.”

Around $2.4 million in grants has already been approved to install 403 chargers in 221 locations from Karratha to Albany, and around the Perth metropolitan area.

“Thanks to these grants, chargers are now operational in regional communities that support local tourism, small businesses, and community service organisations.”

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