State Government electric highway stop off in Geraldton

Published on Wednesday, 22 December 2021 at 8:10:19 AM

The Western Australia State Government’s plan to develop the longest electric highway in the nation will include a Geraldton stop off with Council endorsing the location of four, fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the Francis Street carpark.

Geraldton will be one of 45 locations in the State Government’s fully funded EV network that will stretch from Kununurra to Esperance and east to Kalgoorlie enabling electric vehicles to be charged in as little as 15 minutes using Direct Current.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the stations will have a positive impact on the local economy.

“As more and more motorists, companies and leasing firms are moving towards EVs the need for publically assessable charging stations, especially in the regions, is growing quickly,” he said.

“The EV network with charging stations about every 160kms will make it much easier for EV drivers to get to Geraldton to do business or holiday in our beautiful City.

“The charging stations will also be super convenient for locals who want to quickly charge their vehicles while running errands or going for a coffee with family and friends.”

The State Government’s electric highway will be funded via the $21 million Electric Vehicle Fund. The highway will be progressively rolled out and is expected to be fully operational by 2024.

Electric vehicle charging station

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