Stretching north from Perth to Kununurra, along the southwest coast to Esperance and east to Eucla and Kalgoorlie, the WA EV network includes: [moved from below the bullet points]
- 98 charging stations across 49 locations that span over 7,000km
- Fast DC chargers up to 150kW with a backup charger at each location
- A combination of grid-connected chargers as well as solar and battery-connected chargers.
It’s the backbone of infrastructure Western Australia needs to help drive the transition to cleaner energy. And with EVs producing less carbon emissions than conventional petrol and diesel vehicles, the project is helping WA reach its net zero emissions target by 2050.
Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation manages and regulates Western Australia’s environment and water resources to support the outcomes that benefit the community, economy, and the environment. As the lead agency responsible for climate action, we administer the Western Australian Climate Policy, which sets out the State Government’s plan for a climate-resilient community, and prosperous low-carbon future. This includes reducing emissions across our economy and facilitating low and zero-emissions alternatives. Responsible for the State Electric Vehicle Strategy as a component of the Climate Policy, the Department is working to maximise the benefits to our state as we transition to low and zero-emission electric vehicles.
Website – Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (www.wa.gov.au)
As Western Australia’s leading energy generator and retailer, Synergy is an essential and trusted provider of electricity and gas. Utilising our diverse energy generation portfolio, Synergy supplies reliable and affordable energy to more than one million residential and business customers.
Synergy owns and operates electricity generating assets, including thermal power stations, spanning from Kalbarri in the north, out to Kalgoorlie in the east and down to Albany in the south – an electricity network known as the South West Interconnected System (SWIS).
Owned by the Government of Western Australia, Synergy proudly supports the people of Western Australia and plays an active role in the communities in which we operate. Synergy’s purpose is clear – to lead Western Australians to their intelligent energy future. For more information visit www.synergy.net.au
We’re responsible for delivering energy solutions across the largest geographical catchment of any Australian power provider. In fact, our service area is about one quarter of the size of Australia’s land mass. Our customers and teams live and work across 2.3 million square kilometres, stretching from Esperance in the south to Kununurra in the north.
Providing the solutions our customers need across this expanse of land isn’t always easy – but we’re also in a unique position. We listen to our customers and we understand what makes WA special. We’re working on the most effective and efficient ways to support renewable energy resources to lead the transition to a cleaner energy future.
As we make this renewable energy transition, we’re working hard to provide a stable grid with affordable electricity for the benefit of everyone in WA. Along the way, we’re supporting our local businesses and communities and maintaining our commitment to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the land.
Energy Policy WA
Energy Policy WA is leading Western Australia’s energy transformation.
We advise the Minister for Energy on energy policy, to assist the Western Australian Government in making well-informed decisions that contribute to the delivery of secure, reliable, sustainable and affordable energy services to Western Australian households and businesses.
The WA Government is encouraging the spread of EV chargers by co-funding about half their cost with $15 million in grants. Our Charge Up grant program is designed to make it easier and more cost effective for small to medium enterprises, not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities to install EV charging equipment at their workplace.
We also administer the Electric Vehicle Action Plan which provides a set of integrated actions designed to deliver a future where EVs contribute to a safe, reliable and efficient power system while accelerating our transition to a low-carbon future.
- Charge Up Workplace EV Charging Grants (www.wa.gov.au)
- Electric Vehicle Action Plan: Preparing WA’s electricity system for EVs (www.wa.gov.au)
- Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap (www.wa.gov.au)
The distributed energy resources (DER) Roadmap is a five-year plan to guide the better integration of all distributed energy resources, including solar panels, battery storage and electric vehicles, and ensure that the benefits are shared across all members of the community. The Roadmap was the first major deliverable of the McGowan Government’s Energy Transformation Strategy.
The Energy Transformation Strategy is the WA Government’s work program to ensure the delivery of secure, reliable, sustainable and affordable electricity to Western Australians for years to come.
About the Department of Transport
The Department of Transport (DoT) delivers a diverse range of specialist transport services that benefit and support Western Australians, including vehicle, boat, driver and passenger transport licensing and regulation; planning and improving infrastructure for people walking and riding, on-demand transport regulation and reform; and transport and urban planning and coordination.
DoT administers the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Rebate Scheme, a financial incentive introduced in May 2022, to encourage the purchase of zero emission vehicles as part of the Government’s Clean Energy Car Fund. ZEV are vehicles powered solely by batteries or hydrogen fuel cells that do not emit greenhouse gases. Hybrid vehicles, including plug-in hybrids, emit greenhouse gases and are therefore not eligible for this scheme.
The ZEV rebate scheme provides $3,500 rebates for 10,000 eligible vehicles licensed in WA, or for three years ending on Saturday 10 May 2025, whichever comes first.
DoT is also leading the development of an emissions reduction strategy for the Transport Portfolio to meet the State Government’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2030; and has recently completed an emissions reduction strategy for the wider transport sector in Western Australia. This work has highlighted the significant role that rapid uptake of electric vehicles will play in reducing carbon emissions from road transport.