Friday, October 20, 2017

Electric car charging stations power up in NSW with NRMA set to add 40 around the state

If you have an electric car, you would be hard pressed to take it on holiday, with only 50 charging stations across the country and just 11 in New South Wales.

In Newstead in Victoria, locals used their initiative
 and made a charging station from an old petrol bowser.
The state's peak road user group, the NRMA, is set to change that with plans to establish a network of fast-charging stations for electric and hybrid cars in NSW.

The plan involves a phased introduction of at least 40 stations at a cost of $10 million.

The NRMA and the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) believe vehicle price and a lack of charging infrastructure are barriers to growth in the uptake of electric cars in Australia.

According to the EVC, sales of electric vehicles across the nation slumped 23 per cent from 2015 to 2016.

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