Continued climate risk and new economic and business opportunities have been addressed in the Territory government's Electric Vehicle (EV) Strategy and Implementation Plan.
Reduced vehicle running costs delivering can be attained with renewable energy and electric vehicles.
Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics and Renewables and Energy, Eva Lawler said renewable energy and electric vehicles can create new economic opportunities for Territorians also.
"The Territory government is continuing to address renewables and climate change while creating new business and economic opportunities for Territorians," Ms Lawler said.
"Actions in the Implementation Plan have been directly influenced by feedback from the community, including 79 per cent of respondents supporting the NT government encouraging EV use and 77 per cent agreeing that now is the right time to encourage EV use.
"Feedback indicated there is significant support for the NT government installing EV chargers, as well as setting targets for the NT Government Fleet.
"Implementation of this electric vehicle policy confirms our government's actions on addressing climate risk to transition to a low-carbon economy.
"Responding to climate change will not only help us protect our environment, but will support this new industry and the jobs that come with it."
Focusing on battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, the Strategy and Implementation Plan will support the uptake of EVs in the NT.
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The strategy also focuses on passenger and light commercial vehicles, as these are most likely to be the areas with the greatest growth in the near future.
To view the Electric Vehicle Strategy and Implementation Plan, visit: https://dipl.nt.gov.au/strategies/electric-vehicle.
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