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Tritium unveils plans for Australia’s largest fast charging network

Located within the SE Queensland region, the proposed 430 km network will create an electric super highway.

The Fast Cities Network will connect Brisbane to Noosa, Toowoomba and Byron Bay. A total of 12 Veefil fast charge points will be strategically located along major transport corridors, meeting around 95% of the travel needs of people living in South East Queensland.

In addition to four fast-charging units in Brisbane (at Fortitude Valley, Coorparoo and St Lucia) eight further fast chargers will link popular destinations in the region (Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Caboolture/Burpengary, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Cararra/Southport, Coolangata/Tweed, Byron).

The company is also calling on Australian corporates and organisations to support the project and kick-start greater awareness of the benefits of EV ownership for individuals, businesses and Queensland cities.

‘Australia, ahead of the world in so many areas, is lagging behind as a nation in the uptake of electric vehicles, which have been shown to make an enormous contribution to creating cleaner, healthier cities,’ said Tritium’s commercial director, Paul Sernia.

‘We are launching this initiative as a global demonstration of how to operate and run a fast-charging EV network beyond just one population centre. EVs are coming and it’s something councils around the world need to deal with. We want them to be looking to Queensland to see how a great intercity charging network can be operated. Our aim is to challenge the way e-mobility is implemented.

‘In countries where there is significant growth in EVs, the availability of a fast-charging infrastructure has been critical, giving drivers the confidence and convenience to embrace greener transport options. Veefil fast chargers, which will be sited along the Fast Cities Network, will be able to add 50km of driving distance in just 10 minutes, enabling EV drivers to easily travel the region and address perceptions of “range anxiety”.’

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