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Queensland plans 1,600km string of fast-charging stations for electric cars

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by WhiteStar, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. WhiteStar

    WhiteStar Member

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    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 Guardian
     
  2. raynewman

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    Unfortunately 12/18 months ago (and I can't find the reference) Queensland was going to electrify the southeast. Didn't happen.
     
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    That would have been when you had 'Dinosaur' Newman as a Premier ! A relative ?
     
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    No relative - my time must be wrong then cause I remember Capt Bligh mentioned in context.
     
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    Assuming I am still alive when/if they do this I really would like to drive Brisbane-Cairns without ICE. I am beginning to be reall reluctant to drive ICE, although I did choose to ride with you rather than hire my own S at TMC.
     
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    This was a really weird announcement, but still a welcome one.

    The details are scarce - seems to be more about offsetting lease costs for solar/rapid charging, rather than a government project as such - I'll let you guys know what I find out.
     
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    Imagine being able to drive Melbourne to Cairns without ICE:smile:
     

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