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the latest. Time to power up With 17 ultra-fast/fast chargers now up and running across the state (as of March), we’re hoping to see a greater uptake of EVs through a reduction in ‘range anxiety’.

Are you planning to test out your EV on the growing charger network here or interstate? RACT members can save 20% at selected Chargefox sites across Australia.

Download the Chargefox app, go to ract.com.au/chargefox

EV fast facts Across Tasmania there are:

306 82 87

EVs

plug-in hybrids

electric motorcycles

How much do EVs cost?

How many chargers does Tasmania have?

There are around 30 EV models available in Australia, most of which are priced over $65,000. However, EVs will be on par with internal combustion engine vehicles from the mid-2020s.

There are 77 dedicated fast and slow charging sites across Tasmania, with 17 of these being fast or ultra-fast chargers. Two fast charger installations are planned for 2021, with several more to come over the next two years.

How long does it take to charge an EV? For a range of chargers to top up 100km: Ultra-fast chargers 350kW; 4–15 mins Fast chargers

50–150kW; 20–30 mins

Slow chargers 2–22kW; 1–8 hrs 56

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S ome of these 77 sites, mostly slow chargers, are at restricted locations such as private carparks or hotels, meaning they are only available to guests. As a result, the number of truly public sites is around 45 to 50.


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