New EV fast chargers online in Casey

Australian Greens

Four new electric vehicle (EV) charging bays, powered by 2 DC fast chargers from Evie Networks, are now operational at Casey Market Town.

Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction Shane Rattenbury said these public DC fast chargers are the first in the area, with more to come online across the city in 2024.

“We’ve been making good progress in our rollout of EV chargers, with 46 public EV charging bays installed since late 2022 thanks to ACT Government support,” Minister Rattenbury said.

“The ACT now has government-funded DC fast chargers available at three locations including the Royal Australian Mint, Hotel Realm and Casey Market Town. We’re looking forward to seeing more DC fast chargers come online this year.

“Combined with privately funded sites, we now have a total of 160 charging bays in the ACT, powered by 135 chargers. In 2024, we’re rolling out even more public chargers across the Territory as we march towards our goal of at least 180 public chargers by 2025.

“The new chargers in Casey are suitable for all types of EVs with CCS2 and CHAdeMO plugs both available, so anyone can use them. They’re conveniently located in Casey Market Town for drivers to charge their EV while they do their shopping. I welcome the initiative from Casey Market Town in hosting these chargers and I encourage other businesses in Canberra to consider installing EV chargers.

“The ACT has had the highest uptake of EV ownership in Australia, so we know that Canberrans are eager to make the switch to electric. In 2023 alone, 17 per cent of all new vehicle registrations in the ACT were zero emissions vehicles, and we can only expect this number to keep growing in 2024.

“We’re continuing to support Canberrans with the transition to zero emissions vehicles through stamp duty exemptions, free registration, and interest free loans so that you can make your next choice electric.

“This is all part of our commitment to reduce transport emissions, which currently make up over 60 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions in the ACT, as we electrify our city’s transport system and transition away from fossil fuels towards our goal of net zero emissions by 2045.”

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