EV charging given boost across East Gippsland

East Gippsland is about to roll out the first public electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging network for the region.

A network of 11 EV fast-charging stations will be installed across East Gippsland Shire. Council has secured Australian and Victorian Government funding to install seven50kW EV fast-charging stations in car parks across the shire between now and June 2023.

The chargers will be equipped with CCS2 and CHAdeMO dual plugs, which will fit most EVs. The stations will charge an EV in approximately an hour. One charger will supply two car parks, so two cars can charge at the same time.

The low charging cost will be 40 cents per kilowatt hour, meaning it will cost between $20 to $35 for a full charge depending on the type of car.

In the drive to clean and low emission transport, three EV charging stations will be backed with a $150,000 grant by the Victorian Government’s Destination Charging Across Victoria (DCAV) program, to be installed at Mallacoota, Buchan and Lakes Entrance.

It is part of a Victoria-wide expansion that will see the DCAV program support approximately 141 chargers across 116 sites by July 2023.

In separate funding, the Australian Government committed $400,000 through its Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program.

This funding will support EV charging stations at carparks in:

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