Wollongong advances EV evolution with first high power charging station
Wollongong’s first high power charging station includes a 150kW super-fast charger, with six more fast chargers to be installed in the New South Wales city over the next two years.
Credit: Transport for New South Wales
Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has announced that Wollongong, the city with the highest electric vehicle (EV) uptake outside of Sydney, has moved into the EV charging fast lane with the launch of its first high power charging station.
Transport for NSW Executive Director Emerging Technologies, Evan Walker, said: “The New South Wales (NSW) government’s goal is to make NSW the best place in Australia to own and drive an EV, and a huge part of that is building the infrastructure to make that a reality. Wollongong’s EV uptake has been incredible, so it’s wonderful to be able to install and operate these two fast chargers, one of which is a 150kW super-fast charger that can fully charge an EV in 15 minutes.”
Located on Stewart Street, the Wollongong site conveniently connects with other fast chargers in Berry and Batemans Bay in the south, as well as Picton and Mittagong in the southern highlands.
The new designs of EV charging ensure more capacity, meaning that all models of electric vehicles will have fit-for-purpose charging facilities available. As the city is located in a key strategic corridor for people heading to the Illawarra, South Coast and beyond, EV drivers can now comfortably plan their road trips to incorporate this new high-powered site.
Furthermore, six more fast chargers will be installed in Wollongong over the next two years, as part of the New South Wales government’s $149 million Fast Charging Grants. In addition, TfNSW and NRMA Energy have partnered on installing over 20 regional charging sites across the state.
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