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.

Latest news – Release of evidence base

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.

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

To download any reports from our evidence base or to send us a submission, please visit our consultation website: yoursay.infrastructurevictoria.com.au/vehicles-advice

We have also reimagined what our streets and neighbourhoods could look like with automated and zero emissions vehicles. You can explore what a selection of Victorian locations might look like under our Slow Lane and Fleet Street scenarios here.

Future Scenarios

In May, Infrastructure Victoria published a report outlining future scenarios for automated and zero emissions vehicles in Victoria.

The report outlines a series of future scenarios to help us test some of the uncertainties Victoria is facing.

Read the report or watch the below short video to find out more.

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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.

Consultation

Infrastructure Victoria is undertaking engagement with industry and other key stakeholders to develop the advice.

We are currently calling for stakeholder feedback on our evidence base. To view and download all the research and reports that form the evidence base and to send a formal submission, please visit our consultation website. Submissions are open until Friday 31 August.

We also ran an initial phase of consultation in late 2017 and early 2018. A consultation summary report describes what we did and how stakeholder feedback has been used to develop our evidence base and advice.

 

Publications

Evidence Base Report August 2018 (PDF 18.2MB)

Evidence Base Report August 2018 (accessible Word doc 1.4MB)

Future scenarios report April 2018 - Advice on automated and zero emissions vehicles infrastructure (PDF 2.5MB)

Future scenarios report April 2018 - Advice on automated and zero emissions vehicles infrastructure (accessible Word doc 137KB)

Consultation summary May 2018 - Advice on autmated and zero emissions vehicles infrastructure (PDF 980KB)

Consultation Summary May 2018 - Advice on automated and zero emissions vehicles infrastructure (accessible Word doc 77KB)

Terms of reference – Advice from Infrastructure Victoria on automated and zero emission vehicle infrastructure (PDF 96.5KB)