Western Australia’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Network has unveiled its latest addition in Coolgardie, marking a significant step in the expansion of the network throughout the Eastern Goldfields region. The new EV charging site, located at 90 Bayley Street, features a high-powered 150-kilowatt (kW) fast charger that can recharge EVs in just 20 minutes, as well as a 22kW backup charger.
Synergy, a prominent player in the energy sector, spearheaded the installation of the fast charger, aiming to provide EV drivers with a seamless and efficient charging experience. The company emphasized that the addition of Coolgardie to the network allows EV drivers to conveniently recharge their vehicles in key locations along the WA EV Network, including Merredin and Southern Cross.
The expansion of the WA EV Network has been praised for its positive impact on reducing range anxiety for EV drivers, thus driving greater adoption of electric vehicles in Western Australia. David Fyfe, CEO of Synergy, highlighted the network’s contribution to the state’s commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. He expressed his enthusiasm for the ongoing development of the network, which aims to establish a total of 49 EV charging locations, strategically spaced less than 200km apart.
Once completed, the WA EV Network is set to become the longest EV network in Australia and one of the largest globally. The $23 million initiative aligns with the State Government’s Electric Vehicle Strategy and plays a vital role in advancing Western Australia’s transition to a sustainable and eco-friendly transportation system.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. How fast can EVs be recharged at the Coolgardie charging site?
EVs can be recharged at the Coolgardie charging site in just 20 minutes, thanks to the 150-kilowatt (kW) fast charger installed there.
2. What is the significance of the WA EV Network expansion?
The expansion of the WA EV Network reduces range anxiety for EV drivers and encourages the uptake of electric vehicles. It also supports Western Australia’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
3. How many charging locations will the completed WA EV Network have?
Once completed, the WA EV Network will have a total of 49 EV charging locations, strategically spaced less than 200km apart.
4. What is the objective of the $23 million initiative?
The $23 million initiative aims to establish a comprehensive and extensive EV charging infrastructure throughout Western Australia, in line with the State Government’s Electric Vehicle Strategy.