Queenslanders will be offered a $3,000 rebate on the purchase of an electric car worth less than $58,000 over the next three years.
State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the new policy, with the government providing $15 million a year to increase the use of electric vehicles.
“It will help Queenslanders wait for electric vehicles to become more accessible and affordable so they can make the switch,” she said in a statement.
“This announcement is a key part of our zero-emission vehicle strategy: the goal is to reduce our emissions and reduce the impact of climate change.”
The Prime Minister said soaring petrol prices and a commitment to cut emissions have forced Queensland to act on policy.
“Soaring gasoline prices weigh heavily on household budgets” says Palaszczuk.
“I know there are a lot of Queenslanders who want to go electric. We all want to see lower emissions and a cleaner environment.
“That’s why we’re going to do what we can to make the cost of electric vehicles a little cheaper. We’re making electric vehicles more affordable and accessible for more Queenslanders.”
The payment of the subsidy will come into effect from July 1st.
Cars eligible for the rebate include the Nissan Leaf, MG ZS EV, Hyundai Ioniq, Hyundai Kona and Renault Kangoo.
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