Tasmania pushing for EV fast-charge network

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TAGS Industry news Green Cars Tasmania pushing for EV fast-charge network 19 November 2015 by Helen Kempton · News Corp Australia network The first free public charging point in north Tasmania for electric vehicles opens next week. The push to build a public network of fast-charge stations to create an electric highway across Tasmania is powering up.With the first free public charge point in the state’s north due to open next week, the Australian Electric Vehicle Association says it is time to seriously talk about creating a grid of fast-charge stations to allow electric vehicles to access all areas.The station, at Anvers chocolate factory in Latrobe, will become the fourth public charge point in Tasmania, following DJ Nissan in Hobart, the Dunalley Hotel and Port Arthur Lavender. MONA’s David Walsh has a private charge point for his electric vehicle — one of about 150 on Tasmania’s roads.Clive Attwater from AEVA’s Tasmanian branch is giving a talk on the subject at Hobart’s Hotel Soho tonight.He said the cost of building a public charging network across the state would be cheaper than building one petrol station.“Tasmania has the opportunity to be the first to be fully accessible to electric vehicles with the added bonus of charging up on our largely renewable electricity,” said Mr Attwater, an electric car driver himself.Under AEVA’s electric highway concept, fast DC chargers, which deliver an 80 per cent recharge in about 30 minutes, would be installed at stops along the major highways such as Devonport, Campbell Town, Hobart and Queenstown.Will you be joining Tasmania's 150 electric vehicle owners? Let us know in the comments below. Related articles 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro review | first drive11 November 2015 by Ash Westerman Choosing an eco-friendly car just got harder in Australia | comment29 October 2015 by Joshua Dowling 2015 BMW i8 vs Tesla Model S | hybrid vs electric27 October 2015 by Richard Blackburn Behind the wheel of the autonomous Tesla Model S27 October 2015 by David Swan Toyota's hydrogen-fuelled Back to the Future reunion21 October 2015 by Matthew Hatton What to read next Comments Related articles 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro review | first drive11 November 2015 by Ash Westerman Choosing an eco-friendly car just got harder in Australia | comment29 October 2015 by Joshua Dowling 2015 BMW i8 vs Tesla Model S | hybrid vs electric27 October 2015 by Richard Blackburn Behind the wheel of the autonomous Tesla Model S27 October 2015 by David Swan Toyota's hydrogen-fuelled Back to the Future reunion21 October 2015 by Matthew Hatton Related pages Green Cars Industry news Related cars for sale Search all cars for sale Get the latest news, reviews and advice every week '); }