More EV chargers connecting regional NSW
A program to deliver 25 more electric vehicle fast chargers in regional NSW is almost complete.
The $6 million program was funded with a $3 million contribution each from the NSW Government and the NRMA (PDF, 127.44 KB) to help deliver greener and cleaner travel.
This will extend the NRMA’s existing chargers to more than 100 in around 70 locations in NSW, creating the most comprehensive regional charging network in the country.
The program involves the installation of dual chargers ranging from 50kW to 150kW in key regional NSW locations. Most of these locations will be within no more than 150 kilometres from another in the NRMA fast charger network.
The range provided depends on the charger and the electric vehicle but for example a 75kW charger can charge an EV battery to provide up to 90km of range in 15 minutes, 180km of range in 30 minutes or 360km of range in 1 hour.
The fast chargers further unlock the state with a focus on regional corridors including the Newell, Barrier, New England and Kamilaroi highways as well as completing the Castlereagh, Hume and Kings Highway connections.
The northwest of NSW is the latest area to be rolled out with chargers at Inverell, Narrabri, Moree and Dorrigo switched on in recent weeks and another one at Walcha due by the end of the month.
This program also includes chargers at Casino, Tenterfield, Coonamble, Nyngan, Cobar, Wilcannia, Broken Hill, Walgett, Brewarrina, Bourke, Gilgandra, Jerilderie, Temora, Armidale, Scone, Yass, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong and Braidwood.
Thanks to the efficiencies achieved in the co-funded program, there will be an additional 25th site in Moruya installed in 2024.
To find the location of all NRMA fast chargers go to www.mynrma.com.au/electric-vehicles/charging
The Transport for NSW partnership with the NRMA to deliver more fast chargers in the regions follows last week’s announcement by the NSW Government of $10 million allocated for round two of the Destination Charging Program, which is expected to support the installation at least 1,500 EV charge ports at tourism destinations. More detail at: www.energy.nsw.gov.au/EVdestinationgrants