Skip to Content
Project overview
  • Lead Organisation

    Electric Highway Tasmania (EHT)

    Location

    Tasmania

    ARENA Program

    Future Fuels Fund

  • Start Date

    June 2021

    Status

    Current

  • Project Partners
    Chargefox, Kingborough Council

Summary

Electric Highway Tasmania (EHT), working with project partners Chargefox and Kingborough Council, will deliver 5 electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations in Hobart.

Need

The Australian EV industry is in the early stages of development. In cities and regional centres, charging blackspots (i.e. areas without convenient access to public fast-charging stations) have been identified as a key barrier to the adoption of EVs for both the public and fleets. This project will increase the availability of public fast charging infrastructure to reduce blackspots and provide convenient recharging options for EV owners.

Action

EHT will install 5 public fast charging stations in Hobart. Each station will provide at least two designated parking spots for EV charging and will have a capacity of at least 100 kW. Once the fast charging stations are connected, the sites will be managed by project partner, Chargefox. Kingborough Council will also make use of one of the sites for both visitors and its fleet of EVs.

Outcome

This project aims to:

  1. address barriers to the adoption of EVs by increasing the number of public fast charging stations
  2. reduce emissions by ensuring all sites are powered by renewable energy
  3. improve understanding of how consumers use public fast charging stations.
Last updated
30 July 2021
Last updated 30 July 2021

ARENAWIRE Blogs

$24 million boost to expand EV charging network

Hundreds of new EV charging stations will be built around the country.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Back to top