Accelerating the uptake of low emissions transport

The Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund offered up to $6.5 million a year to projects that would accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and other low emission vehicles.

It was a Government fund administered by EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority). It was one of several government activities paid for via a levy on petrol and engine fuels. The last of the ten funding rounds closed in April, with the results to be published in mid-2021.

One of the most effective ways to reduce our total emissions is by transitioning our fossil-fuelled transport fleet to run on clean, renewable electricity.

Current status

Applications are closed

Round 10 of the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund closed at 12pm on Wednesday 14 April 2021. This was the last of the ten rounds of the fund.

The Low Emission Transport Fund

Budget 2021 included a boost in funding and expansion in scope for the programme, which will become the Low Emissions Transport Fund (LETF).

EECA will release full details of the first round of the LETF by October 2021.

Read the Minister's announcement on Budget 2021(external link)

Learn more about the LETF

  • Assessment process

    The EECA Board makes funding decisions based on recommendations from an independent assessment panel. The assessment panel is comprised of experts from the energy, transport and freight sectors.

  • Need some help?

    If you'd like to discuss a project or idea, email us or phone Camilla Cochrane.