New-age motorists can soon drive their electric vehicles (EV’s) to the Southern Downs with the installation of two new charging stations set to energise downtown Warwick.
Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie says the two chargers “will see Warwick become a part of Queensland’s Electric Super Highway and will further position the Southern Downs as a destination for renewable energy”.
“Council is installing the new car chargers in partnership with The University of Queensland (UQ) as a part of the Warwick Solar Farm project,” Cr Dobie said.
“The new electric vehicle chargers are exciting for the region and reflect Council’s commitment to innovation and environmental sustainability.
“Warwick is now a key link in the Queensland Electric Super Highway, and an important fast charging point connecting the Queensland network with charging networks in New South Wales and Victoria.
“In the future, we will see more highways becoming electric and Warwick’s position at the intersection of two major highways makes it ideal as an electric vehicle destination.
“Southern Downs Regional Council is innovative and progressive, and with The University of Queensland taking ownership of the Warwick Solar Farm project, the region is fast becoming a regional hub for renewable energy.”
UQ will install two stations equipped with three charging bays which can charge three vehicles at a time, with UQ installing the Brisbane made Veefil 50kW fast charger by the end of June and the 22kW twin charger to be installed soon after.
The chargers will be located in the Acacia Avenue carpark behind Target Country with the council providing a lease for the land and access to existing electricity conduits.