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West Coast Joins Electric Car Statewide Network

  • Media Release
27th May 2020
Electric Highway Tasmania has been awarded a grant to install a fast charger in Queenstown.
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An important part of helping our region to recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is preparing our visitor economy under new and changed conditions.

Through the Electric Vehicle ChargeSmart Grants program from the Tasmanian Government’s Tasmanian Climate Change Office, Electric Highway Tasmania was awarded a grant to install a fast charger in Queenstown.

Design work is now completed, and West Coast Council has signed an agreement to install the charger in the Railway Reserve Carpark, Queenstown. Parking fees are included in the charging fees.

The charging station will form a part of a statewide network allowing drivers of electric vehicles to explore our State, including the West Coast.

The expected completion date for the installation of the charging station is late June, subject to weather.

David Midson, West Coast Council General Manager said, “It is great to see a private company, such as Electric Highway Tasmania, using grant programs to bring new infrastructure to the West Coast. This charging station will form a critical link in a network that ensures we will be accessible to those who choose to tour in an electric vehicle.”

Clive Attwater of Electric Highway Tasmania responded “I would like to thank the West Coast Council and staff for their positive and helpful approach to making the project a success. We are looking forward to a long and successful partnership at this site.”

West Coast Council looks forward to continuing to work with Electric Highway Tasmania to keep our region connected to the statewide charging network, and to keep our doors open to users of electric vehicles.

Picture (left to right): Alison Shea West Coast Council, Clive Attwater Electric Highways Tasmania and David Midson West Coast Council.