The NRMA has activated the Central Western touring route to electric vehicle motorists with the opening today of an EV fast charging station in Orange.
The fast charger will allow most EV motorists to 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.
The station has been installed next to the Civic Centre car park, between the Orange Regional Museum and the Civic Theatre, drawing motorists into the centre of town and allowing them to use local amenities while charging. It also enables connections to chargers at Parkes and Dubbo.
The Orange charging station is the 16th of the NRMA’s electric vehicle fast charging stations to open to the public across the state, 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, and Batemans Bay.
The NRMA has committed $10 million to build one of Australia’s largest fast charging networks across NSW and the ACT.