Introduction

Businesses and organisations may be eligible for a $3,000 rebate when buying a new:

  • battery electric vehicle (BEV), or 
  • hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV).

Key dates

You must:

  • have bought the car or paid a deposit by 31 December 2023
  • register the vehicle for business use in NSW by 30 June 2024.

Check full eligibility before applying.

Two rebates are available per business.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must:

  • be an individual, partnership, company or trust that is carrying on a business in NSW. This includes non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and local government councils
  • have bought a new BEV or FCEV in one of the following categories:
    • passenger vehicles
    • sports utility vehicles  
    • light trucks/light commercial vehicles.  
  • have bought the car or paid a deposit by 31 December 2023
  • have registered the vehicle for business use in NSW on or after 1 September 2021 and by 30 June 2024
  • have less than 10 vehicles registered in NSW
  • have paid less than $68,750 (including delivery costs, dealer fees, and accessories such as tow bar, special wheels, paint protection)
  • have not claimed a rebate for the vehicle in another state or territory.

You cannot claim for: 

  • vehicles registered before 1 September 2021 and after 1 July 2024
  • vehicles under a novated leasing agreement
  • second-hand BEVs or FCEVs
  • grey imports (vehicles not purchased directly through manufacturer-approved dealerships)
  • hybrid electric vehicles and plug in hybrid electric vehicles 
  • heavy trucks and other types of heavy vehicles
  • motorcycles (off road, road, scooters, mopeds, e-bikes, ATV/SSV – side by side vehicle)
  • trailers and caravans
  • aeroplanes
  • boats
  • any other vehicle not included in the list of eligible categories.

What you need

  • a Transport for NSW customer number
  • a Revenue NSW electric vehicle portal account - you can sign up when you start your application
  • your name and email address
  • the business or organisation name
  • an ABN, ACN or ABRN
  • business address and phone number
  • your business banking details for payment
  • a copy of a current and valid NSW Driver Licence 
  • vehicle details, including:
    • vehicle make
    • vehicle model
    • sale price and market value
    • Certificate of Registration that shows:
      • a registration number
      • registration history
      • registered owner
      • vehicle use
      • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) 
      • duty paid amount
    • Tax invoice that includes:
      • a sales contract with the sales price and date of purchase
      • proof of deposit paid and date of payment (if applicable).

How to apply

  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Gather your supporting documents.
  3. Select the 'Apply online' button.
  4. Log in, or sign up to the Revenue NSW electric vehicle portal account.
  5. Follow the prompts to complete the form.

Revenue NSW will review your application and let you know if you're eligible.

Successful applicants will receive the rebate within 5 business days of being notified.

More information

Vehicles eligible for a rebate are also eligible for a stamp duty exemption. 

Last updated: 20 December 2023