NRMA unlocks Snowy Mountains for EV drivers

NRMA EV Fast charger Jindabyne
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Monday July 23, 2018: The NRMA will today unlock the NSW Snowy Mountains to electric vehicle motorists with the launch of two fast-charging electric vehicle stations in Jindabyne. 

The stations, situated on Snowy River Avenue near cafes and amenities, will allow drivers of electric vehicles to charge their cars within about 30 minutes.

The Jindabyne station is the NRMA’s third electric vehicle station location to open to the public, following stations at Sydney Olympic Park and Wallsend, as part of the company’s $10 million investment to build one of Australia’s largest fast charging networks across NSW and the ACT.

NRMA Chief Investment Officer Rachel Wiseman said the electric vehicle fast charging network would ensure Members were prepared for the future of motoring. 

“As Australia’s largest membership organisation, our focus is to keep people moving and we believe we have a key role to play in leading the transition from petrol to electric vehicles,” Ms Wiseman said.

“Our network will cover major highway routes across NSW and the ACT, ensuring about 95 per cent of electric vehicle journeys will be within 150 kilometres of a fast charger, so that motorists know they can continue their journeys without fear of range anxiety.

“While Australia’s electric vehicle market is still in its infancy, there’s no denying this is the future of motoring. Australia no longer manufactures cars locally and global manufacturers have already shifted their focus and investment to electric and hybrid technology, so we are at the forefront of helping motorists to be prepared with accessible chargers in practical locations.”

Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro, John Barilaro said he hoped the stations would unlock the beauty of the Snowy Mountains to even more visitors.

“Tourism is the lifeblood of the Snowy Mountains region,” Mr Barilaro said.

“Having fast charging stations in Jindabyne would ensure that the local community are at the forefront of motoring and boost local tourism.

“There is so much on offer to tourists in the Snowy Mountains, being able to share it with even more visitors is an exciting venture.”

The Jindabyne site has been delivered with the support of the Snowy Monaro Regional Council.

“Council is excited to be partnering with the NRMA to deliver two fast-charging electric vehicle stations in Jindabyne,” Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor John Rooney said. 

“Our region is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations, and through the installations of these electric vehicle charging sites, we look forward to welcoming even more holiday-goers.

‘I thank the NRMA for their support and their ongoing commitment to keeping Australian motorists on the move.”