Green transport

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Transport accounts for almost 20% of the polluting emissions contributing to climate change in Australia.

By reducing fossil-fuel transport, businesses stand to save money, help mitigate extreme weather events, and even improve staff and customer satisfaction!

Business owners can develop a green transport plan, which considers how your staff, customers and even produce are moved. Whether it's introducing bike racks or electrifying your fleet, all organisations can help shift the dial.



Electric vehicles - incentives and information

In Australia, government at all levels are encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles in homes and business.

The Australian Government is supporting organisations to take up electric vehicles through a combination of tax incentives, policy and funding.

The Electric Car Discount legislation means that you don’t need to pay fringe benefit tax (FBT) on eligible cars and associated car expenses.

The NSW Government is supporting the uptake of EVs through innovation and grant funding, particularly for charging infrastructure.

For funding rounds visit here:

Programs, grants and schemes | NSW Climate and Energy Action

Vehicle efficiency standard

Under a new Vehicle Efficiency Standard, each vehicle manufacturer has a set average CO2 target for all new cars they produce, which they must meet or beat. Over time, the CO2 target is lowered and in order to continue to meet or beat the target, car companies must provide more choices of fuel-efficient, low or zero emissions vehicles.

The target is applied nationally on average. Suppliers can still sell any vehicle type they choose, including SUVs, 4WDs, utes and vans, but they’ll need to sell more efficient models to offset any less efficient models they sell. 

With the introduction of a Standard, customers will have more choice of fuel-efficient, low or zero emission new cars. Over time, this technology will also become available in the second-hand market where 70% of Australians buy their cars. This means that a growing number of Australians will have access to cheaper to run cars and savings at the bowser.

Information for drivers | Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Electric vehicles and your business

The number and variety of electric vehicles is steadily growing in Australia, and will increase with the Vehicle Efficiency Standard.

Which EV model?

Check out the Green Vehicle Guide to compare local air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions across different models.

Have you got multiple vehicles?

Consider swapping some or all of your vehicle fleet to include electric vehicles.

For general information visit

Got a charger?

Chargers have the potential to position your business as an employer and destination of choice - staff and customers love parking and charging. Check out: 

Charging - Electric Vehicle Council

PlugShare - EV Charging Station Map - Find a place to charge your car!

Active travel - cycling and walking

Do you have staff and customers travelling to your business? 

Active transport - when you walk, cycle, jog, scoot or pedal to work or play - is a winner for humans and your habitat.

For staff and customers, there's clear fitness and wellness gains in travelling actively. But have you considered the wins in reduced traffic congestion and parking angst? And if yours is a high street business, you will know that active travellers are more productive customers (you can't spend when you're sitting on a wallet driving past!).

Businesses looking to flex their active transport credentials can:

  • Install bike parking
  • Provide end of trip options (lockers and showers) at your workplace
  • Champion a movement program, such as Steptember
  • Identify public transport options for your travels, and for your customers