Australia to develop national network of electric vehicle charging stations

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SYDNEY, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Australia will soon have a fully-linked nationwide electric vehicle charging network, according to the builder of the network Chargefox.

While a handful of stations already exist, there are 22 sites across the country being targeted as part of a push to encourage more sustainable cars.

The 100 percent renewable ultra-rapid Tritium 50 kilowatts and 350 kilowatts chargers will help connect the vast areas in between Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Western Australia and Tasmania.

"We're committed to making electric vehicle charging simple, fast and clean, and are thrilled to be leading the way in making this a reality for all Australians," Chargefox chief executive Marty Andrews said on Thursday.

"Our plans to complete the first phase of our ultra-rapid network are well underway now. From our rapid growth over the past two years, we're learning how drivers in Australia use electric vehicles, and are now using those lessons in future planning to grow the network Australians need."

Although there are only around 2,300 electric vehicles on Australian roads today, Infrastructure Australia estimates that by the year 2040, over 70 percent of all new car sales will be electric vehicles.

Urging the federal government to fast-track a national electric vehicle charging network, the independent government body has stated that moving away from internal combustion engines would significantly help reduce Australia's carbon emissions and fuel consumption.

In years to come, Chargefox plans to install over 100 charging sites across Australia. Enditem

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