Infrastructure Victoria's Advice on Automated and Zero Emissions Vehicles Infrastructure

The Victorian Government has requested Infrastructure Victoria provide advice on the infrastructure required to enable the implementation of automated and zero emissions vehicles in Victoria.

Infrastructure Victoria has published the evidence base that will inform its advice to government, including a suite of technical reports and analysis and an overarching Evidence base report that discusses the results.

The evidence base looks at what the benefits and impacts to Victoria could be from automated and zero emissions vehicles, based on the future scenarios we defined earlier this year. Our research looked at ten different topic areas, including energy, transport and land use modelling, ICT and finance.

About the advice

The scope of the advice request from the Victorian Government requires Infrastructure Victoria to investigate what infrastructure might be required:

  • to enable the operation of highly automated vehicles
  • in response to the ownership and market models that may emerge from the availability of highly automated vehicles
  • for zero emission vehicles as a high proportion of the Victoria fleet.

The request was made to Infrastructure Victoria by the Special Minister of State on 25 October 2017. Terms of reference provided by the Minister set out the details of the scope and phases of the advice.

The final report is due to the Minister in October 2018.

Infrastructure Victoria are now calling for stakeholder submissions in response to the evidence base to inform their final advice to government, which will be delivered in October. Submissions are open until Friday 31 August.

This article was originally published on Infrastructure Victoria's website