The Queensland state government has called for expressions of interest to build a fast-charge network along more than 1,600km up and down the Bruce Highway. That would seem to mean from Brisbane all the way to Cairns with the first charge station slated for Townsville. That's a lot of highway to cover. No word on proposed rollout schedule yet and unclear which standard will be used. What is clear is that they will be solar powered by panels from Ergon Energy and will be situated in existing service stations.
Queensland plans 1,600km string of fast-charging stations for electric cars | Australia news | The GuardianThe Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association CEO, Mark McKenzie, said retail fuel businesses had to accommodate alternative forms of transport energy to survive.
“Petrol station businesses must accommodate technological change to remain viable,” he said. “By incorporating solar facilities into the design of service stations, annual business costs can be reduced.”