The ACT government will establish a new service to provide advice to Canberra businesses and community organisations moving their transport fleets to zero-emissions vehicles.
Registration fees for new and second-hand zero-emission vehicles will also be waived for two years, as part of continued efforts to lower transport emissions in the territory.
Zero-emissions vehicles registered between May 2021 and June 2024 will be exempt from registration fees for the first two years of their registration.
The scheme will cost $4.4 million over four years in foregone revenue, with forgone revenue expected to increase from $20,000 this financial year to $2.8 million in 2023-24.
"The government will also establish a fleet advisory service to support Canberra businesses and community organisations transitioning their fleets to zero emission vehicles," budget papers said.
Another 50 public charging stations for electric vehicles will be installed in the next four years, at a cost of $2.6 million.
The ACT government will adopt new targets for zero-emissions vehicle sales by 2030 and sound the market to attract a more robust zero emission vehicle ecosystem in the territory.
The newly established Office of the Co-ordinator General for Climate Action will cost $915,000 two years to June 2022, with no additional expenses listed in the out years of the forward estimates.
"This Office will support the coordination and successful delivery of the Government's climate action agenda," budget papers said.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr said in his budget speech Canberra would continue to be the nation's renewable energy capital.
"Our investments today, along with our participation in research and pilot projects, will cement the ACT's status as a hub for renewables innovation," Mr Barr said.
Interest-free loans up to $15,000 for solar panels, battery storage and zero-emission vehicles will start to become available to households and not-for-profit community organisations from the middle of the year.
The loans form part of the previously announced sustainable household scheme, one of a suite of measures in a $307 million package to tackle the effects of climate change. The money has been allocated over the next four years and includes $855,000 to phase out gas in the ACT.
The ACT government will also spend $100 million on a big battery, however the cost breakdown has not been released due to commercial sensitivities.
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