Australia marked a small but significant milestone in its transition to a new electric future with the installation of the country’s 50th publicly accessible fast charging site at the Hunter Valley Gardens, in Pokolbin.
The fast-charger that marked the milestone is part of a $10 million deal cut by Tritium with NRMA, the state’s premier roadside assist company, to roll out a fast charging network across the state.
Expected to be completed sometime next year, the NRMA fast charging network will consist of around 40 fast chargers across NSW and the ACT, the Veefil-RT 50kW DC Fast Charger at Pokolbin being the 4th to be installed to date.
Of the 50 public chargers installed across Australia, 18 are in the Queensland Electric Highway, and when the NRMA network is completed, another 36 fast chargers will be added to the list.
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Bridie Schmidt is staff writer for www.TheDriven.io, and RenewEconomy.com.au. She specialises in writing about new technology, as well as using her technical skills in managing our websites.