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National Heavy Vehicle Charging Pilot

The National Heavy Vehicle Charging Pilot (National Pilot) is an innovative industry partnership testing potential direct user charging options for heavy vehicles.

How the National Pilot On-Road Trials will work PDF: 186 KB 


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Contact the National Pilot team on 1800-065 113 9am–5pm Monday–Friday or email

National Heavy Vehicle Charging Pilot Procurement

The department is preparing to procure telematics devices and services, manual devices and services and third party invoicing services for an on-road Trial under its National Heavy Vehicle Charging Pilot.

Should you have any questions regarding these procurements please contact the National Pilot team at

Small Scale On-Road Trial—July 2019 to January 2020

The Small Scale On-Road Trial started in July 2019 and finished in January 2020. A total of twelve heavy vehicle operators participated, contributing 259 vehicles. Trial participants collectively operated across all states and territories and included buses and rigid and articulated trucks. Telematics service providers collected monthly vehicle trip distance, fuel consumption and location data.

The trial tested whether telematics devices already installed in the participating vehicles could measure mass (weight) and distance effectively.

The following organisations participated in the Small Scale On-Road Trial:

  • Bridgestone Australia Ltd
  • Buslines Group Pty Ltd
  • Conroy Removals Pty Ltd
  • De Bruyn's Transport
  • EROAD (telematics provider)
  • John West Logistics Pty Ltd
  • J R Bulk Liquid Transport (Blu Logistics)
  • Nuline Charter Pty Ltd
  • Quinn Transport
  • Simon National Carriers
  • Coolibah Quarries
  • D & S Smith Haulage Pty Ltd
  • Toll Group
  • Transport Analytica (service provider)
  • Volvo Buses (telematics provider)
  • Volvo Trucks (telematics provider)

Small Scale On-Road Trial Evaluation Report

Small Scale On-Road Trial Evaluation Report

The Small Scale On-Road Trial Evaluation Report PDF: 824 KB  is now available for download. You can also access a list of FAQs PDF: 281 KB  DOCX: 1257 KB on the Evaluation Report.

Developing the Foundation for the National Pilot

During 2018–2019, the department, all levels of governments, industry and expert consultants collaborated to develop the foundation for the National Pilot. More detail on the Foundation projects can be found here DOCX: 1247 KB PDF: 236 KB .

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