Electric Highway Tasmania (EHT), working with project partners Chargefox and Kingborough Council, will deliver 5 electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations in Hobart.
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.
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.
This project aims to:
- address barriers to the adoption of EVs by increasing the number of public fast charging stations
- reduce emissions by ensuring all sites are powered by renewable energy
- improve understanding of how consumers use public fast charging stations.