The Western Australian Government has launched round two of the Charge Up Workplace Grants program, which includes $12.5 million for councils and organisations to expand EV charging infrastructure throughout the State.

The launch was announced by Western Australian Energy Minister, Bill Johnston, at the EV Expo at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

The grants target not for-profits, small and medium businesses, and local government authorities, with funding up to 50 per cent of the cost to purchase and install an EV charger.

The funding includes AC chargers and faster DC chargers ranging from 7kW to 350kW.

Around $2.4 million in grants has already been approved to install 403 chargers in 221 locations from Karratha to Albany, and around the Perth metropolitan area.

The Charge Up Workplace Grants are designed to maximise daytime EV charging, promote off-peak charging, support the conversion to EV fleets, and over time, stimulate a second-hand EV market.

Mr Johnston said that he is thrilled to announce the second round of funding for the Charge Up Workplace Grants program.

“This second round introduces faster DC chargers, offering additional benefits to eligible businesses and organisations,” Mr Johnston said. 

“The program encourages daytime charging, enabling EV owners to utilise abundant solar energy during sunny hours, which also assists in stabilising our electricity grid.

“In the first round, we assisted small and medium businesses, not-for-profits, and local government authorities in installing EV chargers for their customers, clients, and staff.

“Thanks to these grants, chargers are now operational in regional communities that support local tourism, small businesses and community service organisations.”

Applications for round two close on 3 May 2024. For more information, visit www.wa.gov.au/chargeup.

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