NSW Gov releases masterplan to expand EV charging network

The New South Wales Government has released its Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Masterplan, an online interactive map to help EV charging providers and planners explore the network’s potential and investment opportunities. 

The Masterplan is a fully open-access map that will help investors identify optimal locations for electric vehicle fast-charging infrastructure and will help to assess applications for EV charging grants.

New South Wales Minister for Transport and Roads, Andrew Constance, said the interactive plan is about making the state the best place in the nation to buy and drive an electric vehicle.

“The Masterplan highlights our plans to boost our existing charging network by over 300 per cent – providing more EV charging stations than all the other Australian states and territories combined,” Mr Constance said.

“The New South Wales Government will co-fund new ultra-fast charging stations by providing about 1,000 charging bays along key travel routes across the state and unlocking around $160 million in private investment.

“The ultra-fast chargers will allow vehicles to charge to optimal range in under ten minutes or about the time it takes to have a cup of coffee – future-proofing the state and signaling to the market that New South Wales is ready to receive more EV models.”

New South Wales Minister for Energy and Environment, Matt Kean, said the Masterplan will include data on electricity supply, traffic volumes, points of interest and projected demand for chargers over the next ten years.

“This Masterplan will put range anxiety firmly in the rear-view mirror,” Mr Kean said.

“Our EV strategy will build EV super highways and commuter corridors across the state – keeping communities connected and ensuring travellers can reach their destination with ease.

“We will also ensure all government-funded charging stations are powered with renewable energy, helping to reduce emissions to net zero.”

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