We’re encouraging an uptake of electric vehicles by:
- working with the community, partners and electricity distributors to install charging stations on public land
- encouraging developers and building owners to install chargers on privately-owned land
- advocating to the Victorian and Australian Governments for policy change and investment to support affordable electric vehicles
- purchasing electric vehicles for Council’s fleet
If you have questions or would like to share feedback about electric vehicles and charging stations in Port Phillip, please visit the electric vehicles section on My Port Phillip.
New charging stations
We released an Expression of Interest in June 2021 seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced companies to design, install, operate and manage a network of electric vehicle fast charging infrastructure across the City.
Council would be leasing the land to operators at no cost and the operators would be responsible for costs involved in installing and managing their operations.
Applications have been reviewed and in the coming weeks, the locations of the fast charging stations will be announced.
We are currently transitioning our fleet of vehicles with 40 hybrid and electric vehicles already part of our fleet.
Kerbside electric vehicle charging pilot
Council is piloting the use of kerbside electric vehicle (EV) charging units for City of Port Phillip residents who do not have off-street car parking on their property.
The pilot allows for a charging facility to be installed in the kerb by the nature strip in front of a resident’s property, through issuing a Council permit. This ‘pop-up’ kerbside charge unit allows residents to easily and safely charge their electric vehicles parked outside their homes.
This pilot is allowing Council to determine the merits of making kerbside charging more widely available to EV owners.
Council will permit installation of up to 10 kerbside EV charging units, to test the permit processes in a variety of different situations. The outcomes of this pilot will be reviewed at the end of 2023.
Please note: we are not currently accepting applications in areas where flood overlays are in place.
Buying an electric vehicle
Considering going electric?
The Victorian Government has set a target for half of new car sales to be zero emissions vehicles by 2030 and they are currently offering a $3,000 subsidy for new zero emissions vehicles purchased. Find more information and eligibility requirements for the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Subsidy.
Zero emissions vehicles don’t use petrol, which means they don’t emit greenhouse gases from the tailpipe. Battery Electric Vehicles and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) are examples of these technologies.
We answer some of your most frequent questions about owning an electric vehicle in the FAQs below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get in contact
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