NSW to install 1,000 EV charging bays by 2027

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The NSW Government has released details for its electric vehicle charging masterplan, which aims to install 1,000 ultra-fast charging bays along major routes. The plan for the rollout of 350kW chargers is set to become the biggest EV charging network of any state or territory in Australia.

The NSW Government will co-fund 1,000 charging bays along key travel routes across the state, while private investors provide around $160 million toward the initiative. 

Transport and Roads Minister Andrew Constance said the masterplan highlights NSW’s plans to boost its existing charging network by more than 300 per cent. 

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“The ultra-fast chargers will allow vehicles to charge to optimal range in under 10 minutes or about the time it takes to have a cup of coffee—future-proofing the state and signalling to the market that NSW is ready to receive more EV models,” Constance said.
 
Once implemented, all EV charging stations will be powered with renewable energy, to significantly reduce NSW’s carbon emissions to zero.

When unveiling the detailed master plan today, transport minister Andrew Constance said the state was also hoping to unlock around $160 million in private investment.

Energy and environment minister Matt Kean said, “We will also ensure all Government-funded charging stations are powered with renewable energy.”

In the master plan, NSW has identified five renewable energy zones in the state and says these will help guide and select the best sites for wind, solar, and storage projects. According to the government, the first two zones have already attracted more than 60GW of project proposals.