EV owners who live up north no longer have the range anxiety of other states.
The Queensland Government, in collaboration with councils and other partners, have rolled out the Queensland Electric Super Highway. Of course, this is great news for EV owners living or visiting the sunshine state and it also encourages and accelerates the uptake of EVs across Australia.
In early 2018, the Queensland Electric Super Highway became the world’s longest electric super charger highway in a single state. That’s a pretty impressive claim to fame (but one, we suspect, that will be outdone by other states in the near future). It allows locals and tourists to travel from the Gold Coast to Cairns and from Brisbane to Toowoomba in a low or zero emissions vehicle.
Each fast chargers has been installed in convenient, safe locations close to major highways where there are existing amenities such as cafes, restaurants and shops. This means the sites allow motorists to easily charge their vehicle, plus have a short break and spend some dollars before setting off again.
Even better, every charge point is completely green-powered, either through direct-source renewable energy or carbon offsets!
How do you connect to the Queensland Electric Super Highway?
Well, if your car has a DC Fast Charging option (e.g. Nissan LEAF, some BMW i3s and Outlander PHEVs from 2017 onwards), then all you need is to register with ChargePoint.
But if you only have an AC charging option (so a Mennekes or J1772) dock on your car then you will need to bring your own charging cable.
To be clear we’re not talking your traditional EVSE/charger you might use at home, you need a charging cable which suits the socket on the chargers AND your vehicle.
Naturally, we can help you get sorted for your Queensland travels with a great selection of cables at great prices that can be in your car boot within days.
If you’re not sure if you have DC fast charging or AC charging, or if you don’t know which cables you need, then just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.
Did you know…?
The locations of the fast-charging stations along the Queensland Electric Super Highway currently include:
Cairns, Tully, Townsville, Bowen, Mackay, Carmila, Marlborough, Rockhampton, Miriam Vale, Childers, Maryborough, Cooroy, Brisbane, Helensvale, Coolangatta, Springfield, Gatton and Toowoomba.
There’s a heap of information about the Queensland Electric Super Highway at the Queensland Government’s website, so we encourage you to check it out.