More EV Drivers to charge regional tourism


Drivers of electric vehicles will now be able to stop off in Tenterfield to plug-in and recharge thanks to a new fast charger installed in the city’s centre.

Nationals Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin said Tenterfield was the fourth regional location to receive an EV charging station as part of a $3 million co-funded partnership between the NSW Government and the NRMA, with another 16 to be rolled out over the next two years.

“This new charger in Tenterfield is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to boost tourism in the regions and deliver the most comprehensive regional charging network in the country,” Mr Franklin said.

“These charging stations will change the way EV drivers move around, helping to support tourism in regional centres along the New England, Sturt, Hume, Newell, Barrier and Kamilaroi highways.

“We want people to stop off and explore regional towns like Tenterfield while they charge their EVs and this initiative will help to drive regional investment and create local jobs.”

NRMA EV Division Manager Suzana Barbir said the additions to the NRMA’s existing charging network were a great step in encouraging more drivers to start using electric vehicles.

“The installation of the Tenterfield electric vehicle charger is a major connection along the New England Highway, and is part of our vision to work with the NSW Government to boost regional travel and minimise the anxiety that might come with purchasing an electric vehicle,” Ms Barbir said.

“We believe that with a comprehensive regional fast charging network we will see this type of vehicle become an increasingly popular choice.”

The EV charging station located at 157 Rouse Street, Tenterfield, joins other chargers rolled out under the program in Scone, Yass and Wagga Wagga.