The WA EV Network has extended to the Pilbara with an electric vehicle fast charger officially opening in Karratha—the first of six planned to be installed by mid-2024.
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Charging stations have also opened in Exmouth and Kununurra, with 14 sites now live across the WA EV Network. Horizon Power EV charging stations are located at Karratha City Shopping Centre, Exmouth’s Ningaloo Aquarium & Discovery Centre, and Kununurra (Lot 228, Messmate Way).
The charging sites have a 150kW fast charger that allows drivers to top up their EVs in as little as 20 minutes. Exmouth’s charging station has an additional DC fast charger allowing four EVs to be charged at the same time.
The WA EV Network, delivered by Horizon Power and Synergy as part of the state government’s $43.5 million investment to boost EV infrastructure, includes 98 charging stations in 49 locations connecting Perth to regional Western Australia.
There have been more than 3,200 charging sessions along the WA EV Network since the first charging site went live in Geraldton in April 2023.
WA Energy Minister Bill Johnston said, “Western Australia’s transition to a cleaner, greener electric vehicle future is well underway, with the WA EV Network rolling out across the state.
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“We are delighted Karratha, Exmouth and Kununurra have joined the WA EV Network, with many more fast chargers opening soon.”