Delivery of the first charger under the National Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Dept of Climate Change, Energy, Environment & Water

The Australian Government, in partnership with the NRMA has delivered the first fast electric vehicle charging station as part of the National EV Charging Network.

The new charger is in Mudgee, in regional New South Wales.

This is an important milestone in our plan to build 117 fast EV charging stations across the country.

The pair of ultrafast 180kW chargers located just off the Castlereagh Highway are compatible with all EVs on sale today and could top up Australia’s most popular EVs from 20 to 80 per cent battery charge in around 30 minutes.

This is part of the $500 million Driving the Nation Fund, and includes $39.3 million from the government matched by the NRMA to deliver the National EV Charging Network.

The delivery of the charging station is a significant step towards a greener and more sustainable future.

The network will connect towns and cities from one side of Australia to the other and give drivers more confidence in buying an EV.

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