Green energy for vehicles
ActewAGL is committed to increasing the use of alternative transport options on our roads in the ACT and the surrounding region. We are assisting in the achievement of this through our support of the deployment of an electric vehicle network throughout Canberra, and through the operation of our compressed natural gas (CNG) re-fuelling station in Fyshwick.
In our own fleet, we use both electric and CNG-fuelled vehicles. Read more about ActewAGL's green transport initiatives below to find out how both of these choices can help you to increase your "green credentials".
Canberra's electric vehicle network
ActewAGL firmly believes that the adoption of electric vehicles offers enormous environmental benefit to the ACT.
The ACT Government has legislated emissions reduction targets, including a 40 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. With transport the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the ACT, ActewAGL sees low emissions transport as a key part of emissions reductions in Canberra.
Canberra is an attractive market for the deployment of electric vehicles, as shown by some key indicators including household income, the number of two-car families, availability of off-street parking and average distance travelled per annum.
ActewAGL currently offers an electricity tariff for electric vehicle users and renewable energy products. For more information view ActewAGL’s Schedule of Charges.
ActewAGL is currently seeking opportunities to support the rollout of electric vehicle infrastructure in the ACT.
Compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles in the ACT
CNG can help to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions while providing an affordable alternative for your transport fuel. CNG has a number of advantages, such as:
- being cheaper than other fuels
- increasing vehicle efficiency while providing comparable vehicle range
- producing less carbon emissions than diesel or petrol
- providing a secure fuel source because of its abundance in Australia, and
- being one of the safest transport fuels available.
ActewAGL owns and operates a CNG refuelling depot in the ACT and another in Sydney. We are seeking to further develop the infrastructure and increase the CNG vehicle customer base in the ACT.
Did you know that Canberra's bus service ACTION uses CNG in its fleet? Find out how CNG can provide a greener and more cost-efficient outcome for you or your transport fleet.
Learn more about CNG.