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In 2017, the Victorian Government asked Infrastructure Victoria to prepare advice on the infrastructure that may be required to enable highly automated and zero emissions vehicles in the state.

Our final report, published in October 2018, called on the Victorian Government to clear the way for the roll out of driverless and zero emissions vehicles to reap unprecedented benefits for the economy, community and environment.

Our advice and 17 key recommendations seek to help Victoria navigate through the inherent challenges and uncertainties that new technology brings, while maximising the benefits and minimising the risks associated with its introduction.

Our advice indicates that while Victoria is well placed for the roll out of new vehicles, significant investment will be required to fully maximise their potential. This includes:

  • Up to $1.7 billion to upgrade mobile networks
  • Around $250 million for improved line markings on roads
  • At least $2.2 billion for energy network upgrades

While significant, these investments should be viewed in the context of the potential benefits of automated and zero emissions vehicles.

There are many other recommendations where government can take action right now to get Victoria ready for new vehicle technologies. These include integrating on-demand and mobility as a service offerings into the public transport mix, sharing transport data in real time and allowing flexibility in the planning regime to make it easier for people to charge their electric vehicles. All could have an immediate impact and deliver benefits, regardless of how new vehicle technologies roll out.

Click here to download the final advice report.

Click here to view a range of before and after sliders that show how highly automated and zero emissions vehicles could shape our streets.

Timeline

October 2017

Victorian Government issues request for advice

November 2017 - March 2018

Infrastructure Victoria consults with stakeholders on key issues

April 2018

Publication of Scenarios Report

August 2018

Publication of evidence base, covering 10 technical areas

September 2018

Infrastructure Victoria consults with stakeholders on evidence

October 2018

Infrastructure Victoria submits final advice and recommendations to government

Advice on Automated and Zero Emissions Vehicles - 18 October 2018
Evidence Base Report - 6 August 2018
Future scenarios - Advice on automated and zero emissions vehicles infrastructure - April 2018
Consultation Summary - Advice on automated and zero emissions vehicles infrastructure - 1 May 2018
Automated and Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Advice - 2046 Reference Scenario and AZEVIA Model Development
Automated and Zero Emissions Vehicle - How they might reshape our streets - 2018
Automated and Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Advice - Energy Impacts Modelling - 9 July 2018
Automated and Zero Emissions Vehicle Land Use Scenarios - 2018
Automated and Zero Emissions Vehicles Infrastructure Advice Socio-economic impact analysis - July 2018
AVZEV Environmental and Health Impact Assessment - 8 June 2018
AVZEV Environmental and Health Impact Assessment - 3 July 2018
ICT Infrastructure Advice for Automated and and Zero Emission Vehicles - June 2018
Infrastructure Victoria Advice on Automated and Zero Emissions Vehicles Infrastructure Literature Review - July 2018
Infrastructure Victoria AVZEV International Scan - 4 June 2018
Vehicle Advice - Financial Analysis - 9 July 2018
Automated and Zero Emissions vehicles infrastructure advice - Transport modelling - 9 July 2018
Infrastructure Victoria Automated and Zero Emissions Vehicles Transport Engineering Advice - 1 July 2018
Terms of reference - Advice on Automated And Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure