Whoa, we’re halfway there: WA EV Network milestone

People pose with the new Jerramungup EV charger (WA halfway)
Image: Synergy

Cue the Bon Jovi because the WA EV Network has reached its halfway milestone, celebrating the opening of Synergy’s Jerramungup electric vehicle (EV) fast charging site.

Hyden’s EV fast charger is the 26th site to open out of 49 planned locations throughout Western Australia. Synergy and Horizon Power are installing the charging stations along key travel routes, averaging less than 200km apart.

Related article: Aussies smash EV sales records in 2023

Once finished, it will span 7,000km north to Kununurra, along WA’s south west coast to Esperance and east to Kalgoorlie and Eucla.

The 150kW Jerramungup charger, which allows drivers to top up their EVs in about 20 minutes, is situated along the southern coastline and links Albany to Esperance.

Warmun, Derby, Halls Creek, Norseman, and Hamelin Pool have all received EV fast chargers in recent months with construction already underway for locations at Billabong, Minilya, Kalgoorlie, Kojonup, Brookton, Ravensthorpe, and Bunbury.

Energy Minister Reece Whitby said, “The Cook Government is proud to be investing in one of the longest electric vehicle charging networks in the world.

“The WA EV Network is providing the backbone of EV charging infrastructure which is critical for driving the continued update of EVs across WA.

Related article: BYD snatches crown from Tesla as world’s top EV maker

“These charging stations are now in 25 locations, making it is easier for EV drivers to explore our wonderful state, while reducing their travel time and range anxiety.”

The WA EV Network is scheduled for completion by mid-2024.

Previous articleAussies smash EV sales records in 2023
Next articlePlibersek vetoes Vic’s renewables terminal at Port Hastings