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City of Greater Geraldton confirms Francis Street carpark as site for four EV charging stations

Geraldton Guardian
An electric vehicle charging station.
Camera IconAn electric vehicle charging station. Credit: Supplied/Getty Images

Four, fast electric vehicle charging stations will be installed in Geraldton’s Francis Street carpark under a State Government plan to roll out the longest electric highway in the nation.

The City of Greater Geraldton on Tuesday endorsed the local charging stations, which will be one of 45 locations in the WA EV network stretching from Kununurra to Esperance and east to Kalgoorlie.

This network will allow electric vehicles to charge up in as little as 15 minutes.

While some EV charging stations already exist in Geraldton, they are slower.

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Mayor Shane Van Styn said having a Geraldton stop on the EV highway would deliver a positive boost to the economy.

“As more and more motorists, companies and leasing firms are moving towards EVs, the need for publicly accessible charging stations, especially in the regions, is growing quickly,” he said.

“The EV network will make it much easier for EV drivers to get to Geraldton to do business or holiday in our beautiful City.

“The charging stations will also be super convenient for locals who want to quickly charge their vehicles while running errands or going for a coffee with family and friends.”

The electric highway, funded through a $21 million fund, is expected to be fully operational by 2024.

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