Perth has joined Western Australia’s electric vehicle (EV) network, as part of the State Government’s $43.5 million investment to support EV infrastructure across the region.
Perth has joined Western Australia’s electric vehicle network, as part of the State Government’s $43.5 million investment to support electric vehicle infrastructure across the region.
The first EV charger at King’s Park is now operational, consisting of a 150 kilowatt charger allowing drivers to top up their EVs in about 20 minutes and a back-up 7.6 kilowatt charger.
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When completed, WA’s EV network will stretch over 7000 kilometres. It will feature 98 new electric vehicle charging stations across 49 locations along key travel routes averaging less than 200 kilometres apart.
The WA EV Network is part of the Government’s $21 million Electric Vehicle Fund and delivers on the State Electric Vehicle Action Plan for Western Australia.
Climate Action Minister Reece Whitby said the location of the charger would be ideal due to its connection between metropolitan Perth and regional Western Australia.
“The electric vehicle revolution will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, lower greenhouse gas emissions and improve our air quality. It’s an important part of WA’s road to net zero by 2050,” Whitby said.