The Queensland Government has announced it will double its existing rebate for electric-car buyers from $3000 to $6000, while the maximum price threshold for an eligible vehicle’ has increased by $10,000 to $68,000.
Since July 2022, eligible motorists in Queensland have been able to access up to $3000 in rebates towards the purchase of new electric and hydrogen-powered cars, provided the vehicles have a dutiable value (price before on-road costs) of less than $58,000.
Earlier this week, the Queensland Government announced its electric-car subsidy has been doubled to $6000, while the maximum dutiable value of an electric or hydrogen car also increased to $68,000 plus on-road costs.
The increased subsidy expands the number of zero-emissions cars which are eligible for the rebate from eight to 20 (see below for a full list) – which now includes the Tesla Model 3, Australia’s best-selling electric vehicle.
While the subsidy is only available to eligible households with a combined annual gross income of less than $180,000, the state government confirmed those who have already applied for the $3000 rebate are able to be reassessed to increase the kickback to $6000.
In a media statement, the Queensland Government said the new requirements, and an updated application form for the rebate, will be available online from 1 July 2023.