VIC Govt funds five 15-minute EV charging stations

Five new electric vehicle charging stations will be built across Victoria with the ability to fully charge a vehicle in 15 minutes.Five new electric vehicle charging stations will be built across Victoria with the ability to fully charge a vehicle in 15 minutes.

Charging stations will be built in Melbourne, Ballarat, Horsham, Torquay and Traralgon as a result of $2 million in funding from the Victorian Government to support the rollout.

The stations aim to be capable to fully charge an electric vehicle in under 15 minutes, sourced from 100 per cent renewable energy.

According to the Victorian Government, the charging stations will dramatically reduce charging times for drivers and will be capable of delivering up to 400 kilometres of range.

Earlier this year, Energy company Chargefox received and matched $1 million to develop charging stations at Euroa and Barnawartha North.

It is part of the state’s goal to transition its transport sector to a low carbon alternative to fuel to reach its net-zero emissions target by 2050.

Victorian Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio said the uptake in electronic vehicles will help reduce emissions and tackle climate change.

“More Victorians will be driving electric vehicles in the future, that’s why we’re building the infrastructure to be ready to meet this demand,” she said.


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