EV owners who live up north no longer have the range anxiety of other states
The Queensland Government, in collaboration with councils and partners, have introduced the Queensland Electric Super Highway. Which we think is great news! Not only for EV owners living in the sunshine state, but visitors and tourists also. In short, it’ll encourage and accelerate 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. Primarily, these are close to major highways where there are existing amenities such as cafes, restaurants and shops. In other words, sites that allow motorists to easily charge their EV, 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?
If your EV has a DC fast charging option, then all you need is to register with ChargePoint. These include the Nissan LEAF, some BMW i3s and Outlander PHEVs.
However, if you have AC (a Mennekes or J1772) dock on your car, then you’ll need 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.