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Nearly 700 new public kerbside electric vehicle charging stations are to be installed across NSW, in what the government says is the largest rollout in the country.

NSW Minister for Climate Change and Energy Penny Sharpe issued a media release Monday saying the scheme would help the nearly 30 per cent of NSW drivers who didn’t have access to private, off-street parking to charge electric vehicles.

The 671 new chargers are to be installed across 391 locations in the following 16 local government areas: Blacktown City; Burwood Council; The City Of Sydney; Georges River; Inner West; Ku-ring-gai; Lane Cove; Liverpool City; Mosman; City of Newcastle; North Sydney; Northern Beaches; Randwick City; Waverley; Willoughby City; and Woollahra.

EV charging stations have previously been installed in Newcastle and on the Northern Rivers as part of a pilot scheme.

The new chargers are to be installed over the next 12-months and to be open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The government says the scheme is part of its election commitment to increase the take up of EVs by investing $4.1 million to install 671 EV charging ports at 391 sites across the state, matched by $8 million in private investment.

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      • Joachim old son, criticizing and carping on as usual I see, so the Greens would magically roll twice as many out in half the time, just like your illusionary dud of a housing policy, all talk no action, nothing but grandstanding from the crossbenches.

        • Keith, Keith, Keith, stay on point old chum. Your tired old anti-Greens distract and divert lines once again exposes your empty headedness.
          It isn’t rocket science to see it happening again, that Government late again to the party, playing catchingsup, in getting supporting infrastructure up to speed to meet a demand – this time it EV charging points.
          It doesn’t have to be this way but its what you get when government couldn’t be bothered or too lazy to properly plan ahead. EV sales are charging ahead, it ain’t a surprise, whilst the rollout of EV charging points just ambles inadequately behind inviting disappointment.

  1. Chiang Mai, in Thailand, is expanding in every direction. It’s interesting to see those concrete highways and ‘new, huge petrol stations’ are now appearing everywhere. It seems like they were held back, perhaps thinking that electric vehicles (EVs) would become the dominant trend, but now the flag has been dropped, and the race is on. While electric charging stations are available, the emphasis remains on petrol

  2. Bureaucracy! NSW again! (Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong)

    We need more chargers on the main rural routes. A Good example is the single charger at Nabiac & Grafton. I feel there should be at least 2 of CCS2 fast chargers at all sites (plus the legacy Chademo for older EVs) Some sites such as the one at Karuah are really decrepit already & are only a few years old. I feel there should be 2 of CCS2 + 1 Chademo chargers on all highways at a maximum of 100Kms apart.
    I recently drove to Sydney (in my Kona EV). The return journey was a problem due to both fast NRMA chargers in Coffs being out of action. This meant I could charge at Port Macquarie, then top up at Grafton (Single CCS2 charger) or Tyndale instead of a quick charge at Coffs. I usually travel at night so I do not get the tourist rush for chargers during the day.
    Still, I love my EV: quiet, easy to drive & economical (110,000Kms in 4 years!) Well worth the investment.


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