NRMA Motoring & Services has announced it will roll out a series of up to 40 electric vehicle fast chargers in NSW and the ACT.

THE NRMA HAS announced it will build a series of electric vehicle fast charging station throughout NSW and the ACT. The roadside assist business claims up to 95% of its members’ journeys will be covered by the network.

The network of up to 40 fast-chargers, says the NRMA will be free to use for NRMA members but non-members will be required to pay a small fee. It hasn’t stated what that fee is. The NRMA is taking a phased approach to the rollout of the network, with initial charger sites to include Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the ACT, the Illawarra, Mid North Coast and Newcastle.

NRMA Chairman Kyle Loades said the strong financial performance in 2016-17 had created the opportunity for the business to invest in an initiative to benefit the community and NRMA Members.
“Just as the NRMA was there to help Australia navigate the rise of the automobile 97 years ago, we will be here to help future generations navigate this new era of electric vehicles,” Loades said.
“There has been under-investment in the electric vehicle market in Australia, so the NRMA is stepping in to develop a network to support the adoption and rollout of electric vehicles in Australia.”

Question: Is the roll-out of fast chargers the answer, or should the government be introducing subsidies to assist with the take-up of electric vehicles?


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