Make the move to electric vehicles
Electric Vehicles are now more affordable than ever
The Government has passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Electric Car Discount) Bill 20221 to exempt (non-luxury) electric cars (including battery electric cars, hydrogen fuel cell electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric cars) from Fringe Benefits Tax.
The exemption applies to battery electric cars, hydrogen fuel cell electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric cars acquired via a Novated Lease, priced below the luxury car tax threshold ($84,916 for the 2022-23 income year) that are purchased on or after 1 July 2022.
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Cupra MY24 82 kWh E-Boost 5 door Hatchback (5 seat) (170kw) 1spd Automatic RWD Electric Weekly salary impact from $196.59*
Cupra MY24 e-Hybrid 180KW VZe DSG 5 door SUV (5 seat) 1.4L (180kw) 6spd DCT with Auto FWD PULP Weekly salary impact from $225.43*
Tesla MY23.5 Rear-Wheel Drive 4 door Sedan (5 seat) (194kw) 1spd Automatic RWD Electric Weekly salary impact from $206.98*
Hyundai MY23 77.4KWh Dynamiq 2WD CE.V1 4 door Sedan (5 seat) (168kw) 1spd Automatic RWD Electric Weekly salary impact from $233.24*
Kia MY23 T-GDI PHEV GT-Line Auto AWD MQ4 5 door SUV (7 seat) 1.6L (195kw) 6spd auto with man 4WD ULP Weekly salary impact from $260.84*
BMW MY23.75 xDrive30 U11 5 door SUV (5 seat) (230kw) 1spd Automatic 4WD Electric Weekly salary impact from $271.00*
Mitsubishi MY23 Plug-In HEV Exceed 5+2 Seat AWD ZM 5 door SUV (7 seat) 2.4L (185kw) 1spd Automatic 4WD ULP Weekly salary impact from $220.88*
Kia MY23 Air 5 door SUV (5 seat) (168kw) 1spd Automatic RWD Electric Weekly salary impact from $220.45*
Volvo MY23.5 Recharge Pure Electric 5 door SUV (5 seat) (170kw) 1spd Automatic FWD Electric Weekly salary impact from $261.91*
Tesla MY23 Rear-Wheel Drive 5 door SUV (5 seat) (220kw) 1spd Automatic RWD Electric Weekly salary impact from $216.76*
BYD MY23 Atto 3 (Standard Range) 5 door SUV (5 seat) (150kw) 1spd Automatic FWD Electric Weekly salary impact $164.50*
Polestar MY24 Standard range Single motor 534 5 door Hatchback (5 seat) (200kw) 1spd Automatic RWD Electric Weekly salary impact from $213.08*
*Offer available through a novated lease with ORIX on vehicles ordered between 01/09/23 – 30/09/23. The vehicles are subject to availability, state fees and manufacturer price changes. Standard delivery times apply. Actual vehicle may vary from the pictured model. Weekly salary impact is based on a four-year lease term with 15,000km travelled annually for delivery in New South Wales. Weekly salary impact is the effect on take-home pay (GST not applicable) with an annual gross salary of $120,000.
 Source: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r6876
It is intended to provide general information about our products and services. This information is correct at the time of publication but may change without notice. The contents do not constitute financial or taxation advice and should not be relied upon as such. The calculations use a number of assumptions (including that the employee has no other existing salary packaged item) to provide an estimate of the Novated Lease cost and the potential savings from entering into such a lease which are set out in ORIX’s Terms & Conditions. Conditions and charges apply for all optional extras. These are estimated maximum percentage savings to be used as a guide only and will vary according to each specific employee Novated Lease. Fleet discounts will depend on vehicle and product type and can change without notice. June 2023.
Make a move to electric now
Your guide to the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) Exemption for Electric Vehicles (EVs) in Australia
The Bill defines a ‘zero or low emissions vehicle’ (“Eligible Vehicle”) as:
- A battery electric vehicle;
- A hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle; or
- A plug-in hybrid vehicle.
Note: A Hybrid vehicle (non-plug in) such as Toyota Prius is not eligible for FBT exemption.
The Bill applies to all Eligible Vehicles first held and used on or after 1 July 2022. This is described as the first retail sale being on or after this date.
The explanatory memorandum to the Bill notes the following:
- Second-hand electric cars may qualify for the exemption only if the car was first purchased new on or after 1 July 2022; and
- The exemption could apply to electric cars ordered prior to 1 July 2022 but not delivered until after 1 July 2022 (even if the employer acquired legal title to the car prior to 1 July 2022).
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