Perth joins WA EV Network with Kings Park fast charger

Three men wearing suits stand in front of new EV fast charger while smiling (WA EV network)
Energy Minister Bill Johnston, Environment Minister Reece Whitby and Synergy CEO David Fyfe

Perth has joined the WA EV Network with the launch of the Kings Park’s first EV fast charger.

The new EV charging site links Perth to regional towns along the WA EV Network, which is one of the longest EV networks in the world and the largest in Australia.

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The EV charging site, located on May Drive opposite Zamia Cafe, has a 150kW charger allowing drivers to top up their EVs in about 20 minutes and a back-up 7.6kW charger.

Horizon Power will open its Carnarvon EV charging site today at the Carnarvon Visitor Centre—the 10th to go live on the WA EV Network.

There have been more than 1,500 charging sessions along the network since the first charging site went live in Geraldton in April 2023.

When completed, the WA EV Network will stretch over 7,000km from Kununurra in the north, to Esperance in the south and east to Eucla.

It will feature 98 new electric vehicle charging stations across 49 locations along key travel routes averaging less than 200km apart.

The WA EV Network is part of the government’s $21 million Electric Vehicle Fund and delivers on the State Electric Vehicle Action Plan for Western Australia.

Energy Minister Bill Johnston said, “Today is an exciting milestone for Perth with its first WA EV Network fast charger officially opening at Kings Park.

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“This central location will be the heart of the network, which is opening up WA for EV drivers.

“By delivering 49 fast chargers along the WA EV Network, the Cook government is encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles and supporting tourism across the state.”

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