Tasmanian EV drivers and tourists will now be able to charge their cars at the state’s first public DC fast charger which has been installed in Launceston by Brisbane-based Tritium.
In a state where natural beauty is the main attraction, and the local grid is near 100 per cent renewables, the installation is intended to make EV uptake more accessible for locals and visitors wanting to tour the island state without contributing to the demise of its air quality.
A report released in March 2018 by the Tasmanian government identified the key barrier to EV uptake as the lack of charging infrastructure—a problem that has been noted nationwide and is also behind ARENA’s latest funding for a mainland EV charging network.
“Tasmania is known for its pristine natural beauty, so it’s great to see the City of Launceston positioning Tasmania as a leader in zero-emissions mobility and helping to protect its environment in the process,” says Chris Hewitt, Tritium’s head of Australia/New Zealand sales.
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