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Project overview

As WA transitions to a cleaner, greener electric vehicle future, we’re building the supporting infrastructure to help open up our vast state to electric vehicles. 

We’re working with Synergy and the WA State Government to build Australia’s longest electric vehicle fast-charging network, from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south.  

When complete, EV drivers will have access to 98 EV chargers spread across 49 locations along major transport routes. The locations selected for the installation of fast charging infrastructure have been identified through the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategic Planning Report with input derived from Local Government Authorities and Regional Development Commissions. 

98 EV Chargers across 49 locations

98 EV Chargers across 49 locations

We want to give EVs more access across Western Australia, supporting the future of cleaner, greener electric vehicles into the future. 

Fast-charging technology

Along the new EV highway will be a combination of rapid, fast and slow chargers. Depending on your vehicle and which charger you’re using, your EV could be plugged in for as little as 15 minutes to top up and get you on your way. 

Fast-charging technology

What’s happening now?

The Electric Vehicle Action Plan

The electric vehicle highway is one part of the WA State Government’s Electric Vehicle Action Plan. The EV Action Plan provides an integrated set of actions designed to deliver a future where EVs contribute to a safe, reliable and efficient electricity system while accelerating our transition to a low-carbon future. 

Read the WA Electric Vehicle Action Plan
Charging an EV

We’re going to make it easy to understand how much it will cost to charge your EV at each of the stations. We’re working through what these costs look like right now, but you’ll be able to check the cost to charge before you charge. 

What does this mean for the community?

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Electric Vehicles are one of the biggest changes we are seeing to transport in our lifetime. Horizon Power has an important role to play in making sure our communities can take advantage of EVs

Stephanie Unwin

CEO Horizon Power
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FAQs

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    When are the charging stations being installed?

    Installation of the charging stations will commence in the last half of 2022 with the project expected to be completed by 2024.

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    How long will it take to charge?

    The EV charging network will be made up of a combination of rapid, fast and slow chargers. Depending on the make and model of the vehicle, and the charger you’re using it may need to be plugged in for as little as 15 minutes to top up and get you on your way.

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    How much will it cost to charge an EV?

    We’re going to make it easy to understand how much it will cost to charge your EV at each of the stations. We’re working through what these costs look like right now, but you’ll be able to check the cost to charge before you charge.

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    How were the charging station locations selected?

    The EV charging station locations on the network were identified and selected by Synergy and Horizon Power in consultation with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. Consultation with local government in these areas may result in changes to the charging station locations, including the eight additional charging stations to be installed at four locations between Norseman and Eucla that will complete the link to South Australia that were recently announced.

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    When will your tender go to market?

    Synergy and Horizon Power are currently reviewing the hardware tender submissions received and intend to announce the preferred supplier/s in the first half of 2022.

Learn more about the EV network

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