Twenty-four electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be built in Western Queensland as construction begins in Phase 3 of the State Government’s $2.74 million inland network rollout.
Transport and Main Roads State Minister, Mark Bailey, said contractor Yurika was onsite on 2 August in Kingaroy to construct and commission the first charger of the Phase 3 rollout.
“Electric vehicles are finding their place on Queensland roads, with more than 10,000 now registered thanks to the commitment and foresight of the Queensland Government,” Mr Bailey said.
“We’re supporting this uptake through $3000 new EV rebates and more charging infrastructure from the Coast to Cairns.
“Queensland’s Electric Super Highway is currently positioned in 31 locations and is now expanding to a further 24 across the interior of the state to make travelling with your EV even easier.
“First stop is Kingaroy, soon to be followed by Longreach, Barcaldine, Blackall, Charleville, Miles and Stanthorpe.”
Assistant State Minister for Regional Roads, Bruce Saunders, said the rollout would take the Super Highway up to 5,400km long.
“This system will be the single largest electric super highway in one jurisdiction anywhere in the world – that’s a fantastic achievement for Queensland,” Mr Saunders said.
“The Queensland Government is committed to making electric vehicles as accessible as possible to all Queenslanders, and our new charging network is just one way we can achieve that.”