Queensland’s Electric Super Highway should allow electric vehicle charging from Cairns to the Gold Coast

The Queensland government are funding the installation of electric car fast chargers from Cairns to the Gold Coast, with the route being dubbed the Queensland Electric Super Highway.

This press release is the only official info at this point – others have done their research though, and via The Guardian, we have this map of the planned charging stations…

There’s no timing on the availability of the infrastructure to the public yet, and the full list of planned locations – which will appear on Plugshare pretty quickly once they are live, no doubt – are as follows:

  • Cairns
  • Tully
  • Townsville
  • Bowen
  • Mackay
  • Carmila
  • Marlborough
  • Rockhampton
  • Miriam Vale
  • Childers
  • Maryborough
  • Cooroy
  • Brisbane
  • Helensvale
  • Coolangatta
  • Springfield
  • Gatton
  • Toowoomba

The route will run over 2,000km, and Renew Economy reports that most, but not all stations will be Tritium (a QLD-based business) units powered either by renewable energy, or with the energy usage offset with carbon credits. Either way, they will be free to the end EV-user.

 

If they use the Tritium Veefil-RT DC then this offers both Chademo and CCS DC fast charging at up to 50kw. Hopefully existing EV owners without DC fast-charging capability won’t be left out.

Keith enjoys nerding out about Electric Vehicles, owning a BMW i3, Tesla Model X and now, running Drive Zero .

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