ACT expands electric vehicle charging network

The ACT Government has opened two new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

The stations, located at the West Belconnen Child and Family Centre building in Holt, are part of a growing ACT Government fleet network of 46 charging stations that will be fully operational in the next few weeks, with more stations set to be installed in 2020.

ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury, said, “By 2020 the ACT will be powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity, after which time our biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions – at over 60 per cent – will come from transport.

“At a time of climate emergency, the ACT is proudly putting our climate first. As we move away from a reliance on fossil fuels, we’re leading by example in transitioning our fleet to electric vehicles.”

There are over 330 privately registered EVs in the ACT including 90 plug-in hybrids. These owners have access to 29 public charging stations located across the region, one of the highest concentrations of EV charging stations in the country.

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