Electric car charging stations heading west

By Chris Whiting

24 June 2021

The Palaszczuk Government is helping more Queenslanders make the choice to convert to an electric vehicle (EV) by almost doubling the length of Queensland’s Electric Super Highway (QESH).

 

$2.75 million is now committed to deliver 18 new charging sites across the state, this time stretching the QESH out west to Outback Queensland and the North-west!

 

"We'll see the length double from just under 2000 kilometres to almost 3800 kilometres,” said Chris Whiting.

 

“Once complete, the QESH will feature 49 fast charging locations connecting EV drivers across Queensland.

 

“Electric vehicle drivers will be able to take trips from Brisbane to Mount Isa, Goondiwindi to Emerald, and Longreach to Cairns knowing there are charging stations along the way.

“Sending the QESH out west not only puts EV charging on the map in regional Queensland but supports the drive tourism market too.

“It will benefit tourism centres like Winton where the Palaszczuk Government is delivering $4.9 million in new additions to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum.”

“Expanding the QESH is another way the Palaszczuk Government is working towards the 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030.

“We have more and more electricity coming into the grid from renewable power in Queensland.

“Every time a motorist will ‘fill the tank’ of their electric vehicle, they’re doing it with energy made in Queensland,” said Chris Whiting.

The new QESH charging stations will be located at:

  • Charters Towers
  • Hughenden
  • Julia Creek
  • Cloncurry
  • Mount Isa
  • Goondiwindi
  • Stanthorpe
  • Winton
  • Longreach
  • Barcaldine
  • Blackall
  • Emerald
  • Dingo
  • Charleville
  • Roma
  • Miles
  • Kingaroy
  • Esk

Visit www.qld.gov.au/transport/projects/electricvehicles for more information.