WA EV Network’s South West loop complete with Kojonup charger

  • Kojonup becomes 31st location along WA EV Network
  • New charger means network’s South West loop now complete
  • More than 15,000 charging sessions since first charger opened in Geraldton in 2023

Kojonup has plugged into the WA EV Network and become the 31st location to join the network.

The electric vehicle fast charger on Benn Parade near the Kojonup Swimming Pool features a 150 kilowatt fast charger and a 22 kW back-up charger.

Its opening means the network’s South West loop which includes fast chargers now live in Bunbury, Margaret River, Manjimup, Walpole, Albany and Jerramungup is now complete.

Another fast charger site is expected to open in Brookton in June.

There have been more than 15,000 charging sessions along the WA EV Network since the first site opened in Geraldton a year ago, with the network due to be completed later this year.

It will be the longest EV network in Australia, spanning more than 7,000 kilometres from Kununurra in the north, to Esperance in the south and Eucla to the east.

For more details, visit: https://synergy.net.au/evnetwork

As stated by Energy and Climate Action Minister Reece Whitby:

“It’s great to see range anxiety become a thing of the past in our State’s South West.

“By encouraging sustainable transport through the WA EV Network, the Cook Government has put our State on the road to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.”

As stated by Agricultural Region MLC Shelley Payne:

“I’m proud the Cook Government is 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 confidence in people living in the regions to invest in EVs.

“This charging station is perfectly situated between Perth and Albany, making it easier for EV drivers to explore our amazing south coast.

“I hope visitors using the chargers will pop over the road to Kojonup’s Kodja Place museum and discover the rich history of Kojonup.”

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