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STEP 1 —
Download the Chargefox App and sign up
STEP 2 —
Use the App to find your charging station
STEP 3 —
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Expansion of QESH (Phase 3)

In 2017, the Queensland’s Electric Vehicle Strategy to prepare and position Queensland for greater uptake in electric vehicles (EVs).

From this strategy, the QESH began, and the partnership between Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and Yurika was introduced.

QESH Phase One delivered 18 sites and in February 2021, Phase Two infilled a further 13 sites, resulting in a total of 31 fast charging locations. The QESH currently connects EV drivers from Coolangatta to Port Douglas and from Brisbane to Toowoomba.

In June 2021, the Queensland Government announced the delivery 18 new QESH sites in regional Queensland as part of Phase 3. QESH Phase 3 sites are:

  • Barcaldine
  • Blackall
  • Charleville
  • Charters Towers
  • Cloncurry
  • Dingo
  • Emerald
  • Esk
  • Goondiwindi
  • Hughenden
  • Julia Creek
  • Kingaroy
  • Longreach
  • Miles
  • Mount Isa
  • Roma
  • Stanthorpe
  • Winton

Tariff Changes

Yurika can confirm that the charging rate at QESH sites will increase from 20 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) to 30 cents/kWh, effective 1 May 2022. The partnership between Yurika, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, and RACQ has allowed Yurika to offer some of the most affordable charging rates in Australia for fast charging infrastructure. Moreover the partnership has enabled fast charging infrastructure to be made available to regional communities since 2017, well before any other fast charging operator had invested in similar infrastructure. To this day Yurika’s fast charging network is the largest servicing regional communities in Australia.

The QESH is made available to communities as a public service and Yurika does not generate any profits from the network. This increase in charging fees is required to ensure the ongoing maintenance and viability of these essential public assets and follows a review of the operating costs of the QESH. The review also examined rates charged by similar charging networks across Australia and found that a 30 cents/kWh rate would still be lower than most other charging providers, if not the lowest in Australia for public fast charging.

Yurika advises that the increased rate does not increase profits for Yurika, but allows the continuation of affordable public access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure across Queensland. The new charging rate also still ensures the saving benefits of electric vehicle charging still far outweighs the cost of refuelling internal combustion engines.

As a part of its commitment to delivering accessible and affordable EV charging infrastructure, Yurika, in partnership with the Queensland Government is delivering Phase 3 of the Queensland Electric Superhighway, which will add another 18 charging sites across outback Queensland locations.

Did you know?

Fines may apply to non-EVs parked in dedicated EV charging or parking lots.

Taking effect from 4 February 2022, the Queensland Government have adopted a law which changes permits for Local Governments and Queensland Police Service to issue penalties to vehicles unlawfully stopped in EV charging stations and parking lots.

You can read more about this law in the Australia Road Rules – Section 203c (QLD Road Rules). It has been amended to highlight the rules for vehicles stopping in dedicated parking areas for electric-powered vehicle.

frequently asked questions

Queensland Electric Super Highway: Phase 3

How will Phase 3 sites be powered?
  • The Queensland Electric Super Highway (QESH) fast charging infrastructure sources electricity from green energy and offsets.
  • Yurika’s intention is to power all sites with renewable power where possible.
When will Phase 3 construction commence?
  • Yurika are aiming for Phase 3 site construction to commence around June 2022.
  • Exact timings will be subject to the approvals processes required for energy connection and development of each site.
When will the QESH Phase 3 sites come online?
  • It is intended QESH Phase 3 chargers will progressively become operational from late 2022.
  • Yurika will provide further information on expected timeframes for chargers to become operational once construction commences. Please watch this space for regular updates.
How much will it cost to charge at a Phase 3 site?
  • Currently, motorists pay 20 cents per kWh to recharge their EV.
  • The cost to charge your electric vehicle is the same at any QESH site.
  • Effective 01 May 2022, Yurika will increase its charging tariff to $0.30c/kWh for all chargers.
What type of chargers will be used for Phase 3?
  • Existing QESH sites have a 22 kWh alternating current (AC) charger and a 50kW direct current (DC) charger.
  • All Phase 3 sites will have a 22 kWh AC charger and a 75kW DC charger.
  • Each site will have four charging ports, with one car able to use one of the chargers (either the 22kW or the 75kW charger) at any one time. Each QESH site enables two vehicles to charge simultaneously.
What plugs will Phase 3 charging sites have?
  • The 75kW charger features CHAdeMO and CCS Combo Type 2 plug types, which are compatible with most electric vehicles.
  • The 22kW charger will be equipped with two of the Type 2 Mennekes sockets, that require a BYO charging cable to retain maximum compatibility with all vehicle types.
How will I pay to recharge at a Phase 3 site?
  • All QESH Phase 3 charges will have both an RFID reader (for contactless payment) and will also be available via a public platform, like Plugshare.
How long will it take to charge my EV on the QESH?
  • Actual charging times will vary – EV charging is always dynamic and variable to the type of vehicle/s being charged.
  • Typically, the 75kW Fast DC Chargers are expected to provide up to 80% charge for most vehicles in under 1 hour*, this will depend on the vehicle manufacturers charging specifications.

* charging rates are a generalisation, and subject to environmental conditions, as well as vehicle types.

How will Phase 3 sites be maintained?
  • All sites will be maintained annually, and supported by 24/7 remote monitoring, to ensure round-the-clock accessibility.
  • A customer service/support number is available at all QESH charging sites, should you require assistance.
Queensland Super Highway charging statistics
QESH commenced
charging stations
chargers in total
of superhighway
charging sessions
32 DEC fast chargers
usage rate for charging
320k+ kWh
delivered charge

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