Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania



8 September 2020

Peter Gutwein, Premier & Minister for Climate Change

Powering up our State’s Electric Vehicle network

Tasmania is ideally placed to benefit from the rise in electric vehicle users and new technology on our roads, powered by our locally-produced renewable energy.

Today I am pleased to launch another public fast charging station as part of our state-wide network which is growing all the time, supported by our ChargeSmart grants program.

Through the program, we were able to provide $50,000 towards the latest electric vehicle fast charging station at Dunn Place next to TMAG in Hobart.

ChargeSmart is supporting our EV charging network with 14 new fast charging stations across the State, complementing new and existing destination and work charging stations state-wide.

As we look to rebuild our state from COVID-19, our ChargeSmart infrastructure program is stimulating around $2.5 million in construction, and supporting jobs around Tasmania.

With transport accounting for around 20 per cent of our total carbon emissions, increasing the number of electric vehicles on our roads will help to reduce our emissions even further.

For more information on electric vehicle charging locations supported by ChargeSmart, visit: www.climatechange.tas.gov.au



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