NRMA has expanded its network of electric vehicle fast charging stations to Victoria opening up the Sunraysia Region with the installation of a charger at Mildura.
The fast charger will allow most EV motorists to fully charge their cars in about 30 minutes. Standard public EV chargers take between three and six hours, and traditional power outlets can take more than 12 hours.
Located just off the Sturt Highway in the town centre, 100, Orange Ave, Mildura, the charger is in close proximity to cafes, restaurants and grocery stores.
The Mildura charging station is the state’s 27th NRMA electric vehicle fast charging station, following Sydney Olympic Park, Wallsend near Newcastle, Jindabyne, Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley, Mittagong in the Southern Highlands, Narrandera, Berry, Young, West Wyalong, Bathurst, Parkes, Dubbo, Nabiac, Tamworth, Batemans Bay, Orange, Glen Innes, Grafton, Byron Bay, Bega, Lithgow, Holbrook, Jugiong, Gunnedah, Hay and Port Macquarie.
NRMA Executive General Manager Motoring Nell Payne said the Port Macquarie charger would help drive the next generation of motoring tourists to the region, improving mobility and contributing to the local tourism economies.
“We are proud to be opening up the Sunraysia Region to fast charging. This charger continues our Sturt Highway route with connections to Balranald and Hay to the west, Berri S.A. and Barossa S.A. Regions to the east and onwards to Adelaide and NSW Riverina,” Ms Payne said.
“At the NRMA we know one of the key reasons motorists in Australia have been hesitant to purchase electric vehicles is because they’re worried about ‘range anxiety’.
“That’s why we’re building this extensive network of chargers in towns like Mildura to safeguard against that happening, and make sure regional areas don’t get left behind because we know regional communities thrive when regional tourism thrives.
“This charging station means electric vehicle owners can charge quickly and safely, and then enjoy the rest of their drive without having to worry about time spent waiting for a charge.
“Our aim is that 95 per cent of Member journeys are within 150 kilometres of one of our charging stations,” Ms Payne said. Councillor Simon Clemence, Mayor of Mildura Rural City Council, welcomed the inclusion of Mildura in the NRMA’s network of fast charging stations.
“We welcome any new service that will benefit our community and could also help attract more visitors to our region,” Cr Clemence said.
You can test drive the new NRMA EV fast charging station in Mildura from today.