We’ve recently installed three electric vehicle chargers in our car park in Western Australia to service clients and staff who have been making the investment into electric vehicles (EVs). It’s a great way to harness power from the solar panels we installed many years ago – and plays a part in meeting our carbon emission reduction goals.
It’s the first step towards a bigger goal – to invest in an EV fleet for our vans and trucks.
To realise our vision, we know we have to partner with experts that are at the forefront of EV technology.
That’s why we were delighted to discover ChargeTech, a locally-based Australian company. They installed the chargers and set up a dashboard for us to access data that helps us understand charging patterns and usage. ,
Remote monitoring of our charging stations provides clear insights into our emissions reduction, even with just three stations. It’s encouraging to see how these small steps contribute to our environmental goals.
David Scott, BrewHub
Through our remote dashboard, BrewHub can access detailed insights into their EV charging operations, helping them make informed decisions for efficiency and sustainability. As the world of EV evolves, so will we. ChargeTech will continue to be a dedicated partner in BrewHub’s journey, ensuring that they are always at the forefront of green energy initiatives and electric fleet expansion.
If you have been considering making the switch, there are some great grants and incentives that we came across in our journey that might be helpful for you:
- Charge Up Workplace EV Grants: This program aims to reduce costs for SMEs, non-profits and local governments to install EV charging equipment at their premises.
- Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT): Employers can make annual FBT savings of $9,000.
- Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT): Individuals can save $4,700 yearly on a $50,000 EV within a salary sacrifice agreement.
- Tax cap: The 2023-24 low-emission vehicle Luxury Car Tax cap is set at $89,332.
- Federal discount: There is an offer of $2,500 off EVs due to the eliminated 5% import tariff (T&Cs apply).
- ACT only: Two years’ free registration for BEVs and FCEVs as of May 24, 2021 until June 30, 2024
- NSW only: There is a $3,000 rebate on offer for the first 25,000 EVs or FCEVs sold, priced under $68,750 (T&Cs apply)
- NT only: Various local grants are available for home, workplace and public EV chargers.
- QLD only: Various rebates are on offer, based on household incomes, on new BEVs sold up to $68,000 RRP.
- SA only: There is up to $2000 in allowance to install EV smart chargers at home, but limited to 7500 households.
- TAS only: Two years’ free stamp duty for new and second-hand EVs.
- VIC only: There is a $100 discount on vehicle registration annually and reduced stamp duty rates
- WA only: Since May 2022, residents and businesses can get $3,500 back on EVs under $70,000 (applicable to the first 10,000 Western Australians who buy an EV or FCEV).