500 new chargers that have speeds of at least 50kW are to be installed in 86 locations throughout Sydney and country NSW
The New South Wales government has announced that it will fund the installation of more than 500 electric vehicle chargers by the end of 2024 as part of a $40 million investment in EV charging infrastructure.
Both fast and ultra-fast chargers are planned – meaning chargers of at least 50kW speed and up to 350kW.
The NSW Government has announced successful applicants from its tender process to build the 500 new chargers, with Ampol, Evie, Chargefox, NRMA, Tesla and BP to receive taxpayer funding to install the chargers.
The state government aims to have chargers no further than 5km apart in metro areas such as inner Sydney and no more than 100km apart for regional areas.
NSW has the second highest uptake of electric vehicles in the country, behind the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
Each of the 86 locations are set to have between four and 15 charging bays each, in a move that aims to address holiday-time queuing.
While the NSW Government controls much of the funding for the new EV charger rollout plan, it won’t actually undertake the work to install the new electric vehicle chargers.
That job has been given to a select number of companies including Chargefox, Evie, Ampol Ampcharge and Tesla.
The NSW Government has set aside $38 million to aid in speeding up electric vehicle uptake here in Australia.
The Federal Government announced last year a $500 million electric vehicle scheme that has abolished stamp duty on BEVs under $78,000 and plans to implement a road user charge by 2027.
According to VFACTS, as of September 2022, there have been 21,771 electric vehicles purchased this year. That’s a massive increase from the 3568 electric vehicle purchased in the same time frame in 2021.
In September alone, there were 7247 electric cars registered, up from the 466 registered in September 2021.
Tesla alone has sold 14,023 new electric vehicles to the Australian public as one of the biggest EV companies in the world.
The 2022-2024 EV charger rollout in NSW will include chargers in the following suburbs, extensively covered in our Guide to EV Charging in NSW.
Metro Sydney EV chargers coming soon
Country NSW EV chargers coming soon
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