21st April, 2023 ยท bulletin

Changes to the Queensland Zero Emission
Vehicle Rebate Scheme

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The Queensland Government has announced extra financial assistance as part of the Zero Emission Vehicle Rebate Scheme.

Today’s announcement will see new eligibility requirements and an increased rebate available, making electric vehicles more affordable for Queenslanders.

Changes include:

  • An increase to the rebate from $3000 to $6000 for eligible households earning up to a total gross household income of $180,000 per year.
  • Applicants who have already applied and received a $3000 rebate under the earlier scheme, and who are under the total gross income threshold, are eligible for reassessment and additional payment of $3000 rebate (totalling $6000 per eligible application).
  • An increase to the eligibility threshold for vehicles, which will now exclude dealer delivery fees from determining ‘dutiable value’ from $58,000 to $68,000 (inc. GST).

To assist customers, Dealers should advise that details of the new requirements, and an updated application form will be available online at the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority website from 1 July.

Dealers should also advise that any person who purchases a new EV is encouraged to record proof of purchase to access the rebate.