Electric vehiclesProject Hobart Electric Highway Tasmania Fast Charger Network
This is the second Lessons Learnt Report from EHT’s Future Fuels Project. It discusses the demand and capacity needs in Tasmania for electric vehicle chargers in relation to both the ARENA funded chargers and EHT’s other non-ARENA installations.
We are beginning to develop a data set that enables some context to be established for better estimating real world use of DC fast chargers in Tasmania. This report provides some early insights from this data.
Forecasting use is important in planning the number, size and location of chargers required, as well as the ‘ultimate’ charging capacity required so as not to overbuild capacity. There is a significant lead time from first identifying a possible site in an area until it is built, in our experience, approximately three years on average. Upgrades to existing sites can generally be achieved within a year.