New Kimberley charging stations powering our driving future

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Electric vehicles can now travel across WA’s Kimberley region, thanks to three new charging stations servicing the 900km stretch of Northern Highway between Kununurra and Derby.

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Electric vehicles can now travel across WA’s Kimberley region, thanks to three new charging stations servicing the 900km stretch of Northern Highway between Kununurra and Derby.

The stations have been installed by Horizon Power in the remote Kimberley communities of Warmun, Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing, completing the ‘missing link’ for electric vehicle charging availability around Australia’s perimeter.

Due to their limited travelling range, electric vehicles were previously only able to reach Kununurra in the East Kimberley, or Derby in the West Kimberley.

Tara Stigwood, Horizon Power Retail and Community Manager East Kimberley said the charging stations were part of the electricity utility’s commitment to a sustainable energy future for regional Western Australia.

“Knowing they can now complete their journey through the Kimberley will encourage more electric vehicle users to travel through this magnificent part of Australia,” Ms Stigwood said.

“That’s great for local businesses and the people in our remote communities.”

“We have a range of exciting projects across the state focusing on providing innovative energy choices for customers,” Ms Stigwood said.

“Making electricity available to power vehicles is just one of the ways we’re working toward our vision for the future of energy.”

Chris Jones, National Secretary of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association said using electric vehicles has a number of benefits.

“In addition to saving on fuel, electric cars are quieter than those with internal combustion engines, and have no exhaust emissions which improves public health and reduces ecological impacts,” Mr Jones said.

The new vehicle charging stations are located at the Warmun Roadhouse, Halls Creek Service Station and Fitzroy Crossing Roadhouse.

To view the network of 450 electric vehicle charging stations across Australia visit https://www.plugshare.com/

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2 Comments
  1. Ferris B 11 months ago

    This is another small but significant step in the transition of Electric vehicles across Australia, some time in the near future as the number of EVs rapidly increase these initial charging outlets will be upgraded to DC fast chargers.
    A big thank you to the volunteers at the Australian electric vehicle association, the Tesla owners club and David Lloyd you has shown great persistence in enabling this progress.

  2. Antony Day 11 months ago

    The number of charge stations available to EV drivers is growing every week, nice to see some in the Kimberley, this will drive tourism and the uptake of EVs as more and more people realise that the “there’s no infrastructure” and “EVs don’t have range” arguments are invalid

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