MOVING TOWARDS GREENER VEHICLES
To reduce our carbon emissions and overall impact on the environment, we have introduced, to date, nine hybrid vehicles to our fleet. These vehicles are more fuel efficient than conventional cars, release lower carbon dioxide emissions and also save money. We are also investigating replacing trucks with the latest fuel efficient options. Council continues to explore the benefits of transitioning to an electric vehicle fleet.
The community is also taking action and has installed electric charging stations in front of the Organic Market in Stirling, Adelaide Hills Business Centre in Woodside, Applewood in Gumeracha, and the National Motor Museum in Birdwood to facilitate the use of electric vehicles.
There are currently incentrives available to support the uptake of electric vehicles. This includes $3,000 subsidies and a three-year registration exemption for the purchase of eligible new battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
See Renewables SA and the Electric Vehicle Council for more information about electric vehicles and charging stations.
The Commonwealth’s Green Vehicle Guide outlines the environmental performance of light vehicles sold in Australia.