The Tasmanian Government will invest over half a million dollars into a state-wide electric vehicle fast charging network.
With the rollout of ultra-fast charging stations, drivers will be able to access 14 new charging stations at twelve different locations, and will be able to charge up in a matter of minutes at several locations.
The fast charging network will be supplemented by the state’s destination charging stations at businesses, car parks and visitor destinations, which the State Government has already invested $50,000 in.
Electric vehicles powered by Tasmanian renewable energy have enormous potential to significantly improve the state’s vehicle fleet through reduced costs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The investment is also intended to stimulate a total spend of over $2.5 million.
Tasmania was the first jurisdiction in Australia to achieve zero net emissions, and is on target to deliver full self-sufficiency in renewables by 2022.