As well as the high cost of electric vehicle models currently available in Australia, historically a major barrier for people considering purchasing electric vehicles is access to conveniently located, safe, fast chargers. We want to change this.
As part of our Social Dividend Investment Strategy, we will establish Australia's largest electric vehicle fast-charging network, suitable for a range of electric vehicles and free for NRMA Members.
More than 95 per cent of NRMA Member road trips will be covered by the network. The $10 million investment will deliver at least 40 chargers, more than double the size of the current network of chargers in NSW and the ACT.
The network will unlock Australia for electric vehicles, enabling stress-free journeys whether motorists are doing the daily city commute, or visiting beaches on the South Coast, weekend getaways to our world-class wine regions or snow trips to the mountains.
The first charger is already in place in Western Sydney, outside our new office at Sydney Olympic Park. We hope to have our first charging stations operational next year and we will take a phased approach to the roll out of the network.
We'll be prioritising sites where lots of NRMA Members live, where electric vehicles are embraced and supported, and areas of high tourism demand, striking the balance between infrastructure delivery for both metropolitan and regional communities.
We are encouraging NRMA Members, local councils and community groups to demonstrate their interest in having a charging station in their local area.
If you would like to be involved as a potential partner, investor or just to be kept in the loop, register your details via the form below.