Get ready for electric cars

Overview, benefits and progress updates for the getting ready for electric cars initiative.


Getting ready for electric cars.


Electric vehicles are no longer cars of the future and are becoming more common in cities around the world.

Government will have a role to play in supporting the deployment of electric vehicles, recharging solutions and where appropriate using electric vehicles in its vehicle and public transport fleet.

Further research is needed to understand how electric vehicles will respond to the challenges of long distance, a harsh climate and low population densities that characterise much of the Territory.


Electric vehicles offer lower operating and maintenance costs, less noise, reduced CO2 emissions and air quality improvements.

2019 progress update

An Electric Vehicles (EV) options paper and a research paper have been completed by the Department of Infrastructure Planning and Logistics in consultation with NT Government agencies. An EV discussion paper is being prepared for community consultation to inform development of an EV Strategy and Implementation Plan.

2020 progress update

An Electronic Vehicle (EV) Discussion Paper was released for consultation with over 200 surveys completed and a number of detailed written submissions received from key stakeholders and the community. Feedback is informing the development of an EV Strategy and Implementation Plan, scheduled for completion in 2020.

Plug in hybrid EVs have been added to the NT Government fleet and publicly accessible EV chargers have been installed in the State Square underground car park.

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