Through the ZEV Community’s ‘Taking action on zero emission vehicles’ series, we’ve shone a spotlight on Australian Capital Territory’s leading commitments and ambition on ZEVs.
The series aims to profile the ZEV policies, targets and achievements of governments from around the world.
The transport sector produces almost 60% of the ACT’s greenhouse gas emissions, making it the state’s single largest contributor to emissions. The government is committed to addressing this by supporting zero emission vehicle uptake.
There is ambition to reach net zero emissions in government by 2040 by switching to zero emissions specialist vehicles across the government fleet as model availability increases. All fit for purpose new passenger vehicles are already due to be zero emission from 2021.
Between 24 May and 19 July 2021, the number of battery electric vehicles registered increased from under 970 to over 1300 in late 2021. EVs make up 0.3% of total registrations in the ACT in 2020-21.