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EVs in the Outback: More charging stations to create 'electric superhighway'


Kingaroy will mark the first installation of electric vehicle chargers that will eventually wind their way throughout western Queensland.

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When the project is completed, 24 electric vehicle chargers will be available to motorists in Longreach, Barcaldine, Blackall, Charleville, Miles and Stanthorpe.

When adjoined to the 31 locations in the state with EV chargers, the additional roll-out starting in Kingaroy via contractor Yurika, will create an “electric super-highway” 5400 kilometres long, according to Assistant Minister for Regional Roads Bruce Saunders.

“This system will be the single largest electric super highway in one jurisdiction anywhere in the world – that’s a fantastic achievement for Queensland,” he said.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said there were more than 10,000 registered EVs in Queensland, supported by the government’s $3000 rebate on new vehicle purchases.



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