Tasmania launches electric vehicle fast charging network

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As part of Tasmania’s transition to a low emissions economy the state has launched an Electric Vehicle Fast Charge Network of 14 fast chargers.

The network ensures mid-range electric vehicles can travel nearly everywhere across the state of Tasmania.

With 14 fast chargers from Geeveston to Scottsdale, and Queenstown to Burnie, as well as the Midlands in between, drivers will be able to re-charge quickly on their journey.

There are also plans for the network to grow over time as the number of EVs increases.

Tasmania is already 100 per cent self-sufficient in renewable energy and has committed to producing 200 per cent of the current energy needs renewably by 2040.

In a media statement the Premier and Minister for Climate Change Peter Gutwein noted that there is a global transition towards electric vehchiles and the state is ensuring the infrastructure is in place so that locals and visitors can benefit from it.

The state government recently invested around $600,000 to support the establishment of the Network, which has so far stimulated $2.5 million in investment in charging infrastructure through a ChargeSmart Grants Program.

The funding has also supported 23 workplace and destination chargers across the state.

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