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Brighte drives EV financing for ACT Government’s Sustainable Household Scheme

The ACT Government today announced that ACT residents can now purchase new and used electric vehicles under the Sustainable Household Scheme, exclusively administered by leading green financier Brighte.

By Nigel Freitas

04 December 2021

  • New and used EV category added to The ACT Sustainable Household Scheme
  • Three accredited providers available immediately with more to come
  • 2,000 ACT residents have registered their interest to purchase an EV through the scheme

The ACT Government today announced that ACT residents can now purchase new and used electric vehicles under the Sustainable Household Scheme, exclusively administered by leading green financier Brighte.

Officially launched in September, the Sustainable Household Scheme provides access to zero interest loans between $2,000 to $15,000 for everything from household rooftop solar, electric cooling systems, cook tops, and now electric vehicles (EVs).

ACT residents will be able to purchase new and used electric vehicles from three accredited providers including IonDNA, the Good Car Company and National Capital Motors, while other dealers in the territory will be added over time.

Katherine McConnell, CEO and founder of Brighte, says adding EVs to the Scheme is a great next step by the ACT Government to support the nation’s efforts to electrify everything at a household level “Between the energy we use to run our homes and the petrol we need for our cars, Australian households generate a sizeable 33.5% of our country’s total emissions. The key to reducing the carbon emitted from our homes is to go electric: from our stoves to our air conditioners, water heating and especially our cars.

“Electric vehicles are the future: they have a huge role to play in the race to net zero and they can be
powered from renewable sources such as solar.

“Next year we will be offering EV’s in other states and territories for Australians across the nation to own an
EV and drive the clean energy revolution.”

“What we’re seeing now is a re-imagining of the great Aussie dream. It’s not just the house on a quarter acre block with the Hills Hoist and a barbeque in the backyard. It’s an electrified house with solar on the roof, an absent gas meter and an EV in the garage —a house run by the sun.

“With already 2,000 people registering their interest to purchase an EV, I have no doubt the ACT will lead the way to become a territory of zero-emission vehicles and homes.”

Customers can visit the Brighte website to access accredited providers and purchase an EV through the scheme. To be eligible for the purchase, customers must reside in the ACT, have an ACT Driver’s Licence and the price of the vehicle must be under the luxury car tax threshold.