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WA’s EV Southwest loop now complete

Kojonup in Western Australia is the latest region to join the state’s growing electric charging infrastructure, becoming the 31st location to join the network.

Kojonup in Western Australia is the latest region to join the state’s growing electric charging infrastructure, becoming the 31st location to join the network.

The electric fast charger features a 150 kilowatt fast charger, as well as a 22 kilowatt back up charger. Another charger in the nearby town of Brookton is expected to be delivered in June.

In total, there’s been more than 15,000 charging sessions along with state’s electric vehicle charging network, since the very first charger opened in Geraldton last year. The network si set to be completed later this year.

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


 

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When complete, it’ll be the largest electric vehicle charging network in Australia, spanning more than 7000 kilometres from Kununurra in the north, to Esperance in the south and Eucla to the east.

Agricultural Region MLC Shelley Payne said the expansion of the state’s charging infrastructure would help to decrease range anxiety in the state’s south-west.

“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,” Payne said.

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

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