Kojonup EV charging station

The new electric vehicle (EV) charger at Kojonup is the 31st location to join the network.

The EV fast charger on Benn Parade, near the Kojonup Swimming Pool, features a 150kW fast charger and a 22kW back-up charger.

Its opening means the network’s South West loop – which includes the fast chargers now live in Bunbury, Margaret River, Manjimup, Walpole, Albany and Jerramungup – is now complete.

Another fast charger site is expected to open in Brookton in June 2024.

There have been more than 15,000 charging sessions along the WA EV Network since the first site opened in Geraldton in 2023, with the full network due to be completed in 2024.

It is expected to be the longest EV network in Australia, spanning more than 7,000km from Kununurra to Esperance and Eucla.

Western Australia Minister for Energy and Climate Action, Reece Whitby, said, “It’s great to see range anxiety become a thing of the past in our state’s south west.

“By encouraging sustainable transport through the WA EV Network, the Western Australia Government has put our state on the road to achieving net zero emissions by 2050,” Mr Whitby said.

Western Australia Member for Agricultural Region, Shelley Payne, said, “I’m proud the Western Australia Government is investing in one of the longest electric vehicle charging networks in the world.

“The WA EV Network is providing the backbone of EV charging infrastructure which is critical for driving confidence in people living in the regions to invest in EVs.

“This charging station is perfectly situated between Perth and Albany, making it easier for EV drivers to explore our amazing south coast.

“I hope visitors using the chargers will pop over the road to Kojonup’s Kodja Place museum and discover the rich history of Kojonup,” Ms Payne said.

Featured image: The new Kojonup EV charging station. Courtesy of Synergy. 

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