26, October, 2023
According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the Queensland government has committed to setting up an electric vehicle charging station every 150km across the state. the $42 million project will see an additional 2,500 electric vehicle charging stations installed over 3 years.
The government will also set up charging stations in large bus station parking lots for people to charge their cars while commuting.
Government Perspective on Electric Vehicle Charging Station
“We want to see people taking public transport and zero-emission vehicles,” Transport Secretary Mark Bailey said.
Energy Minister Mick de Brenni said the new chargers would be located at hospitals, colleges, theaters and conference centers.
This action is to ensure Queenslanders switching to electric vehicles can find a convenient place to charge their vehicles.
“In order for people to charge at the right time, we need to make sure it’s in the right location. If they want to change, there’s an electric car charger nearby that’s easily accessible,” he said.
Drivers’ perspective on Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Andrea La Nauze of the University of Queensland studied tram drivers and charging behaviour.
“I think a lot of people have battery anxiety,” she said.
“This news will definitely ease drivers’ concerns and increase people’s desire to buy electric vehicles.”
Justine Douglas, an electric car owner who lives in Brisbane, said it was great for electric car owners and electric car market.
“Knowing there are EV chargers across the state is very attractive to EV drivers,” she said.
“The more electric vehicle charging stations we have, the better it will be and the more electric vehicles you’ll see on the road.”
“At first, she worried she would be stranded without an charger, but now, I’m definitely a convert and certainly love my electric car.”