The QESH now boasts 31 fast-charging sites spread throughout Queensland.
Yurika Executive General Manager Carly Irving said Yurika, part of Energy Queensland, was proud to have been on board since day one of the Queensland Electric Super Highway project.
“Yurika has built and operated all of the QESH charging stations throughout the state, in partnership with the Queensland Government and the RACQ,” Carly said.
“Yurika has worked hard to ensure the QESH project created the milestone of the world’s longest electric vehicle highway in a single state – right here in Queensland.
“Yurika, Energy Queensland’s energy services company, is very proud to operate the QESH network for the Queensland Government.
“We are also very happy to have the RACQ partner with us for stage two of the QESH project and we look forward to working closely together into the future.”
The QESH stage two, fast-charging stations are in: Ayr, Cardwell, Forest Glen, Gin Gin, Gunalda (Curra), Gympie, Innisfail, Ipswich, Mt Larcom, North Lakes, Port Douglas, Proserpine and Springwood.
The stage one sites are: Cairns, Tully, Townsville, Bowen, Mackay, Carmila, Marlborough, Rockhampton, Miriam Vale, Childers, Maryborough, Cooroy, Hamilton Northshore in Brisbane, Helensvale, Coolangatta, Springfield, Gatton and Toowoomba.
The fast chargers are installed in convenient, safe locations close to major highways where there are existing amenities, such as cafes, restaurants and shops.
The sites were identified to allow motorists to easily charge their electric vehicle (EV) and enjoy a short break during their journey, allowing them to prepare for a safe onwards journey.
Queensland’s Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said: “Motorists who may be thinking about making the switch to an EV need to have confidence that the charging infrastructure they need are easily found in regional areas, not just busy urban centres.
“The rollout of these new sites, which will be sponsored by RACQ under a new partnership with the State Government, means EV drivers are good to go and explore Queensland.”
RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said the Club was proud to support ultra-low emission technology and vehicles.
“We’ve seen EV sales in Australia more than double in the past year and EV technology is only going to continue to rise in popularity, which is why we’re so keen to support this initiative and provide Queensland drivers with more options for travel,” Dr Michael said.
“We know ‘range anxiety’ can be a real concern for drivers afraid they can’t get from their desired location on one charge. Having a comprehensive and connected charging network across our State will give motorists confidence to switch to low emission vehicles.”
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