Car maker MG will subsidise thousands of EV chargers across regional NSW, tapping into a state government grant program that could see as many as 3500 charging station appear across the state.
The NSW State Government recently announced a $20m grant program that would allow "motels, wineries, cafes, restaurants, natural attractions, visitor information centres, museums and zoos" across regional NSW apply to install EV charging station in an effort boost regional accessibility for electric-car owners.
The NSW Government will contribute up to $40,000 per site, covering 75 per cent of the cost of buying and installing up to four EV chargers.
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Chinese car brand MG has today offered to further subsidise the cost of its chargers - called MG ChargeHubs - for eligible grant holders, meaning rural businesses can essentially install its chargers for free.
MG will effectively reduce the cost of its chargers by 25 per cent, meaning a zero-sum cost for eligible businesses.
“We want to grow local economies and support small businesses in areas impacted by Covid, bushfires and floods and that’s why we’re filling the gap in cost for our MG EV ChargeHub in conjunction with the grant," says Peter Ciao, CEO for MG Motor Australia and New Zealand.
“This initiative underlines MG Motor’s commitment to the Australian community which has supported us."