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Cash up for grabs to boost low-emission vehicles

Authority seeks applications to share in a $6.5m fund to support schemes encouraging the use of EVs. 
Posted on 11 August, 2020
Cash up for grabs to boost low-emission vehicles

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is now accepting applications for round nine of the low-emission vehicles contestable fund.

The fund offers up to $6.5 million a year to projects designed to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and other low-emission vehicles.

Organisations can apply for up to 50 per cent of total project costs to a maximum of $500,000, although EECA says other proposals will be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Projects seeking cash support should meet at least one of the following objectives 
• Increase the variety and supply of low-emission vehicles.
• Improve the availability of servicing or charging infrastructure in areas where demand is uneconomic or not fully developed.
• Increase demand for low-emission vehicles.
• Develop innovative products or systems for EVs.

The deadline for questions about the fund or the application process is August 26, with proposals due in by noon on September 2. A decision on the successful applicants will be announced in December 2020.

Successful applicants for the round eight funding are due to be revealed in August.

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