July 18, 2022
Transport Minister Mark Bailey has announced that a new electric vehicle charging station will open in Kingaroy in August.
Minister Bailey said the new station was part of Phase 3 of the State Government’s Queensland Electric Super Highway rollout.
Other Phase 3 stations will be built at Longreach, Cloncurry and Stanthorpe over the next few months.
Phase 3 will eventually mean 24 more electric vehicle charging sites open in regional and rural locations.
Mr Bailey said there were now more than 10,000 electric vehicles now registered across Queensland.
“We were the first State to develop an EV strategy, and we are now accelerating the uptake of electric vehicles through our $55 million zero-emissions vehicle strategy, which includes $3000 rebates for selected EVs,” he said.
“Back in 2017 we had 525 electric vehicles registered in Queensland, and here we stand a few years on with 10,161. It’s a fantastic achievement.
“Queensland’s Electric Super Highway already stretches along the State’s coast, allowing electric vehicle drivers to go from Coolangatta to Cairns.
“But we’re not stopping there, with further expansion stretching as far out as Mt Isa and Cunnamulla, making it almost 5400km long.”